Sunday, May 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Alex Meyer
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, May 14, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Justin Verlander for the Tigers and Alex Meyer for the Angels.
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Detroit opens at -129 while Los Angeles opens at +119. The Tigers have a 20-13-1 over/under record and a 17-17-0 run line mark. The Angels are 19-17-0 against the run line and have a 16-20-0 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 20-13-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 17-17-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 16-20-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 19-17-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
5/13/2017 Joe Jimenez RP Back Expected to be out until at least May 20
5/12/2017 Jim Adduci RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least May 22
5/10/2017 Juan Perez LF Wrist Expected to be out until at least May 27
5/1/2017 Kevin Ziomek SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 15
1/26/2017 Derek Hill CF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
5/12/2017 Andrew Bailey RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 26
5/12/2017 Cam Bedrosian RP Groin Expected to be out until at least May 26
5/12/2017 C.J. Cron 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least May 15
5/10/2017 Austin Adams RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least May 19
5/10/2017 Abel De Los Santos RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least May 16
5/9/2017 John Lamb SP Suspension Suspended until Jul 20
5/7/2017 Mike Morin RP Neck Expected to be out until at least May 28
5/1/2017 Tyler Skaggs SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 10
5/1/2017 Taylor Ward C Oblique Expected to be out until at least May 15
4/23/2017 Garrett Richards SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 6
4/17/2017 Huston Street RP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
4/14/2017 Andrew Heaney SP Elbow Out for the season
4/3/2017 Nick Tropeano SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Oct 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 17-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 4.25 and a WHIP of 1.39. He has 42 strikeouts over his 42.1 innings pitched and he's given up 39 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.17 and they have given up 111 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the bullpen and they've struck out 105 hitters and walked 48 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.71. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 296 base hits and 152 earned runs. They have allowed 41 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 127 batters and struck out 262. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.47.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .248, good for 16th in the league. The Tigers hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Justin Upton is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 27 hits this season in 103 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .515 and an OPS+ of 150. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .322. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 133 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .436. The Tigers have 275 hits, including 56 doubles and 37 home runs. Detroit has walked 127 times so far this season and they have struck out 283 times as a unit. They have left 219 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 165 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 18-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.62, Alex Meyer has a 1-1 record and a 2.00 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 13 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 14 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 136 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 303 base knocks and 158 earned runs this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 112 hitters and struck out 323 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 25th in the league. The Angels hold a .357 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .342 with an OBP of .433. He has 39 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 114 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .675 with an OPS+ of 211. Yunel Escobar is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .317. He has collected 41 hits in 155 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .406. The Angels as a unit have 294 base hits, including 52 doubles and 35 homers. Los Angeles has walked 110 times this year and they have struck out on 289 occasions. They have had 247 men left on base and have an OPS of .655. They have scored 3.84 runs per game and totaled 142 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels +119
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