Free MLB Pick: Angels vs Tigers Odds
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(53-73) Los Angeles Angels vs. Detroit Tigers (67-59)
Date: Friday, August 26, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan
Projected Pitchers: Ricky Nolasco vs Justin Verlander
MLB Moneyline Odds: Tigers -220
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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This AL matchup includes two teams in different facets of mindsets going into the end of the season.
The Los Angeles Angels are way out of contention where they are currently 20.5 games back in the AL West.
The Detroit Tigers can still make a push for a playoff spot, they are currently standing 5.5 games behind the Indians.
Los Angeles Angels
The Los Angeles Angels lineup has been up and down for most of this season, they are led in average by Yunel Escobar. Escobar is hitting .320 with 25 doubles to go with 34 runs batted in.
The young superstar Mike Trout is finishing the season with another fabulous line. Trout is hitting .312 with 54 extra base hits and 78 RBIs.
Albert Pujols broke out this season, he is hitting .257 with a team high 24 home runs to go with 99 runs batted in. The Angels will look to end this last month on a good note.
The Angels have newly acquire Ricky Nolasco on the bump and he has struggled since being in L.A. where he is 0-4 with the Angles.
Nolasco overall is 4-11 on the season with a 5.22 E.R.A. and 111 strikeouts. He last pitched against the New York Yankees where he went down in defeat.
He pitched in 6.1 innings where he gave up 5 earned runs on 7 hits. Nolasco failed with walk a batter and struck out 5 in the loss.
He looks to pick up his first win for the Angels.
The Detroit Tigers lineup has been intimidating for most of this season. They are led by the veteran star Miguel Cabrera.
Miggy is hitting .313 with team high 28 dingers and 80 RBIs. Victor Martinez is hitting an even .300 with 30 extra base hits and 73 runs batted in.
Ian Kinsler has been producing consistently all season. He is hitting .275 with 23 doubles and 63 runs batted in.
The Tigers lineup looks to get hot to go up for a playoff run.
The Detroit Tigers have long time star Justin Verlander on the mound Friday. Verlander is currently 13-7 on the season with a 3.38 E.R.A. and 181 strikeouts.
He looked good in his last start against the Boston Red Sox in a victory. He pitched in 6 innings where he gave up 1 earned run on 3 hits.
He also struck out 5 and walked 1 in the victory. He looks to string back to back quality starts on Friday.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- LAA are 3-14 in their last 17 games on grass.
- LAA are 4-15 in their last 19 overall.
- LAA are 8-22 in their last 30 road games.
- DET are 2-6 in their last 8 home games.
- Under is 5-2-1 in DET last 8 home games.
- Under is 12-3-2 in Verlanders last 17 on grass.
- LAA are 21-5 in the last 26 meetings.
Free Los Angeles Angels vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction:
The Tigers are looking to make a big run at the playoffs here in late August, and the Angels are looking forward to moving forward with the pieces they have.
I look for the determination of the Tigers to take a big win here against the Angels.
Verlander has looked very good for most of this season, I look for him to make easy work of this Angels lineup. Nolasco has been struggling all season and I see him doing the same against this Tigers lineup.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Tigers -1.5
Look for the Tigers to take this one on Friday, it shouldn’t be close.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 2 – Detroit 6
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