Friday, May 12, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Zimmermann vs. Matt Shoemaker
The Detroit Tigers visit Angel Stadium on Friday, May 12, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers and Matt Shoemaker for the Angels.
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The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +126 and Los Angeles at -136. The Tigers have a 19-12-1 over/under record and a 16-16-0 run line mark. The Angels are 18-16-0 against the run line and have a 15-19-0 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 19-12-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 16-16-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 15-19-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 18-16-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/10/17 2B Ian Kinsler Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. Los Angeles Angels
04/01/17 RF J.D. Martinez Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
05/10/17 CF Mike Trout Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. Detroit Tigers
05/05/17 P Ricky Nolasco Calf probable next start
05/01/17 1B C.J. Cron Foot 10-day DL (4/29)
04/29/17 P Tyler Skaggs Side 10-day DL (4/29)
04/23/17 P Cam Bedrosia Groin 10-day DL (4/22)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (4/06)
04/17/17 P Huston Street Trapezius 60-day DL (3/30)
04/15/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 10-day DL (4/10)
04/15/17 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
04/15/17 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (4/01)
04/15/17 P Vicente Campos Forearm 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 16-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 6.21 and a WHIP of 1.53. He has 20 strikeouts over his 33.1 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He allows 11.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.28 and they have given up 106 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the bullpen and they've struck out 100 hitters and walked 48 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.82. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 292 base hits and 151 earned runs. They have allowed 41 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 125 batters and struck out 253. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.57.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .246, good for 17th in the league. The Tigers hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Justin Upton is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .385. He has 26 hits this season in 98 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 147. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 32 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 129 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .442. The Tigers have 264 hits, including 54 doubles and 35 home runs. Detroit has walked 123 times so far this season and they have struck out 276 times as a unit. They have left 212 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 158 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 17-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.21, Matt Shoemaker has a 1-2 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 34 strikeouts over the 38 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 33 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 109 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 132 batters and walked 35 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 292 base knocks and 151 earned runs this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 108 hitters and struck out 316 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 21st in the league. The Angels hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .355 with an OBP of .446. He has 39 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 110 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .700 with an OPS+ of 220. Yunel Escobar is hitting .259 this season and he has an OBP of .310. He has collected 38 hits in 147 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .401. The Angels as a unit have 290 base hits, including 50 doubles and 34 homers. Los Angeles has walked 105 times this year and they have struck out on 277 occasions. They have had 240 men left on base and have an OPS of .668. They have scored 3.78 runs per game and totaled 136 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers +126
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