Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels 7/25/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/24/2014
Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:05 PM on FSDT, FSW
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Detroit Tigers - Smyly, D (6-8) vs. Los Angeles Angels - Skaggs, T (5-5)
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On Friday, July 25, the Detroit Tigers will play the Los Angeles Angels for the second time in their four game series. Drew Smyly (6-8, 3.80 ERA) will take the mound while the Angels' Tyler Skaggs (5-5, 4.65 ERA) will be on the mound opposite Smyly.
Smyly had a strong performance on Sunday when he faced the Cleveland Indians and helped the Tigers avoid the sweep. Over seven innings he gave up just one run on four hits while striking out six and walking just two batters. Smyly got the win which made two straight for the young lefty. It was his first quality start since June 24th when he faced the Texas Rangers. He'll look to go for three straight wins when he faces the Angels.
Current Angel hitters are batting .277 as a team against Smyly while tallying two homeruns and striking out 11 times. Chris Iannetta is 2-for-3 against Smyly with two doubles.
Tyler Skaggs is coming off a no-decision versus the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. He pitched 6.2 innings and gave up five runs on eight hits while striking out five and walking one. Skaggs struggled in this game making it five of seven games in which he's allowed four or more runs. Over that period, Skaggs' ERA has increased to 4.65.
Skaggs has never faced any Tiger hitters.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 50-42-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.4
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 51-43-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.9
Injuries to Watch
07/07/14 P Pat McCoy Hamstring 15-day DL (7/6)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29); out for season
Los Angeles Angels
07/13/14 CF Collin Cowgill Thumb 15-day DL (7/12)
07/10/14 P CJ Wilson Ankle 15-day DL (7/10)
05/28/14 P Sean Burnett Elbow 15-day DL (5/29), out for season
05/12/14 3B Ian Stewart Hand 15-day DL (5/11)
04/17/14 P Ryan Brasier Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit
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