Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Shoemaker (5-9) vs. Randy Wolf (0-1)
The Los Angeles Angels take on the Detroit Tigers on Thursday at Comerica Park. Matt Shoemaker is the probable starter for the Angels and he'll face Randy Wolf of the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -120 and Detroit at +110. The over/under was set at 9.5. The Angels have a 60-61 over/under record and a 54-71 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Tigers have a 67-53 over/under record and a 59-66 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 64-61 record, and they are 25-34 away from home. Matt Shoemaker has a 5-9 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.76 and a 1.30 WHIP. In his starts, the Angels are 9-12 over his 117.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 123 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-9. The team is averaging 3.8 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 344 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.64. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen while being struck out 320 times and walking 117 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.29 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.51.
Los Angeles is batting .253 as a team, which is good for 15th in the league and hitting .247 away from home. The Angels on-base percentage sits at .328, which puts them at 3rd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .422. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.37 hits per game and Mike Trout leads the team with 133.
With a 59-66 overall record, Detroit will come into this game 29-34 at home. Randy Wolf has a record of 0-1 while sporting an earned run average of 3.86 on the year with a 1.29 WHIP. In his starts, the Tigers are 0-1 and he has allowed 9 hits over 7 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 0-1. The team is averaging 3 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 393 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.43. Teams are hitting .270 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 305 times and walking 145 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.31 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.96 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.54.
They are batting .275 as a team, which is good for 1st in the league and hitting .282 at home. The Tigers on-base percentage sits at .332, which puts them at 2nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .432. They rank 1st in baseball with 9.59 hits per game and Ian Kinsler leads the team with 153.
In terms of team defense, the Angels have a fielding percentage of .984 with 75 total errors, 1,167 assists and 3,347 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 63 errors, accumulating 1237 assists and compiling 3,364 put outs.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 60-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 54-71 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 67-53 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 59-66 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
08/26/15 2B Grant Green Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Detroit Tigers
08/26/15 2B Johnny Giavotella Illness Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/21)
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 Angels
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