Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jered Weaver (5-9) vs. Alfredo Simon (11-7)
The Detroit Tigers host the Los Angeles Angels at Comerica Park on Tuesday. The probable starters are Jered Weaver for the Angels and Alfredo Simon for the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -116 and Detroit at +106. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Angels, with a 54-70 run line record, cover the spread 43% of the time. They also have a 59-61 over/under record. The Tigers have a 65-53 over/under record and a 58-65 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 47% of the time.
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The Angels come into this game with a 63-61 record, and they are 24-34 away from home. Starting pitcher Jered Weaver holds a 5-9 record with an earned run average of 4.34 and a WHIP of 1.18. He's pitched 114 innings thus far while surrendering 117 hits over that time and when he starts, the Angels are 8-10. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-10. The team is averaging 3.1 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 339 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen while being struck out 319 times and walking 115 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.72 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.53.
Los Angeles is batting .254 as a team, which is good for 15th in the league and hitting .248 away from home. The Angels hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.38 hits per game and Mike Trout leads the team with 132.
With a 59-64 overall record, Detroit will come into this game 29-33 at home. With an earned run average of 4.52, Alfredo Simon will come into this game holding a 11-7 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He's pitched 137.1 innings thus far while surrendering 141 hits over that time in which the Tigers are 14-9. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 12-10. The team is averaging 4.7 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 383 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 301 times and walking 141 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.27 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.99 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.45.
They are batting .274 as a team, which is good for 1st in the league and hitting .282 at home. The Tigers hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330 which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in baseball with 9.56 hits per game and Ian Kinsler leads the team with 150.
Los Angeles has a team fielding percentage of .984 after having committed 73 errors with 1,158 assists and 3,320 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 63 errors, accumulating 1214 assists and compiling 3,313 put outs.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 59-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 54-70 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 65-53 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 58-65 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
08/24/15 2B Johnny Giavotella Illness doubtful Tuesday vs. Detroit Tigers
08/17/15 P Cory Rasmus Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/14)
08/17/15 2B Taylor Featherston Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/16)
08/11/15 LF Matt Joyce Concussion Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
07/31/15 P C.J. Wilson Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/29); out for season
07/22/15 3B David Freese Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/22)
05/28/15 RF Collin Cowgill Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/27)
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
08/20/15 P Anibal Sanchez Rotator Cuff Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
08/20/15 P Daniel Norris Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
05/24/15 P Kyle Lobstein Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/23)
05/08/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers
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