Los Angeles Angels at Detroit Tigers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/18/2014
Saturday, April 19, 1:08 PM on FS1
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Los Angeles - Wilson, C (2-1) vs. Detroit - Scherzer, M (0-1)
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Saturday afternoon, the Los Angeles Angels and C.J. Wilson will face the Detroit Tigers and Max Scherzer. Both Wilson and Scherzer will be making their fourth starts of the year.
C.J. Wilson comes into this one after back to back wins in his last 2 starts. His last outing went 7 innings and he gave up 2 runs on 6 hits while walking 3 and striking out 9. In 2013, Wilson posted a record of 17 - 7 with an ERA of 3.39 in 33 starts.
Last season, Wilson had two starts against the Tigers and he came away with a 1 – 0 record and an ERA of 6.55. In 11 innings, he allowed 8 runs on 12 hits. Wilson will have to watch himself when facing Torii Hunter. Hunter is 11 of 33 with 2 home runs and 8 RBIs against Wilson.
2014 hasn’t been as kind to Max Scherzer as 2013 was. He has a 0 – 1 record and an ERA of 2.70 coming into this start and his previous start had mixed results. Scherzer struck out 10 but he gave up 4 runs on 4 hits in just 5 innings. It just doesn’t look like the same Max Scherzer that went 21 - 3 with an ERA of 2.90 en route to a Cy Young Award in 2013.
In 2013, Scherzer didn’t face the Angels but he has seen many of the Los Angeles hitters in his career. Chris Iannetta is batting .364 with a homer and 2 RBIs when facing Scherzer.
Los Angeles Betting Trends
Los Angeles is 12-3-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles is +0.8
Detroit Betting Trends
Detroit is 5-6-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit is +0.2
Injuries to Watch
04/17/14 P Ryan Brasier Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
04/16/14 P Dane De La Rosa Shoulder 15-day DL (4/13)
04/15/14 RF Kole Calhoun Ankle 15-day DL (4/15)
04/10/14 RF Josh Hamilton Thumb 15-day DL (4/9)
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Sean Burnett Forearm 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 15-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)
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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