Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Meyer vs. Michael Fulmer
The Los Angeles Angels visit Comerica Park on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Alex Meyer for the Angels and Michael Fulmer for the Tigers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +120 and Detroit at -130. The Angels have a 26-32-1 over/under record and a 32-27-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 28-28-0 against the run line and have a 31-23-2 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 26-32-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 32-27-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 31-23-2 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 28-28-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
06/05/17 SS Andrelton Simmons Knee injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Detroit Tigers
06/02/17 LF Cameron Maybin Oblique 10-day DL (05/30)
05/29/17 CF Mike Trout Thumb 10-day DL (05/29)
05/28/17 P Cam Bedrosian Groin 10-day DL (04/22)
05/21/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 60-day DL (04/10)
04/29/17 P Tyler Skaggs Oblique 60-day DL (04/29)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
04/17/17 P Huston Street Side 60-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
06/05/17 2B Ian Kinsler Hamstring 10-day DL (05/27)
06/05/17 C James McCann Hand 10-day DL (05/26)
06/04/17 P Justin Verlander Groin left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
05/12/17 RF Jim Adduci Oblique 10-day DL (05/11)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 29-31 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Meyer has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 4.91 and a WHIP of 1.53. He has 32 strikeouts over his 29.1 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.81 and they have given up 164 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the bullpen and they've struck out 223 hitters and walked 66 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 486 base hits and 244 earned runs. They have allowed 86 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 175 batters and struck out 517. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 4.29.
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As a team Los Angeles is hitting .239, good for 24th in the league. The Angels hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Yunel Escobar is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 49 hits this season in 174 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .414 and an OPS+ of 102. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .328. He has totaled 59 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 221 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .394. The Angels have 483 hits, including 84 doubles and 66 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 203 times so far this season and they have struck out 445 times as a unit. They have left 410 men on base and have a team OPS of .699. They score 4.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 243 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 28-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.00, Michael Fulmer has a 6-3 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 75 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 67 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.92 and they have given up 168 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 165 batters and walked 68 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.62. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 520 base knocks and 253 earned runs this season. They have given up 73 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 186 hitters and struck out 425 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.51.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 15th in the league. The Tigers hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .378. He has 43 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 157 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .433 with an OPS+ of 121. Victor Martinez is hitting .264 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 48 hits in 182 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .390. The Tigers as a unit have 471 base hits, including 102 doubles and 71 homers. Detroit has walked 218 times this year and they have struck out on 476 occasions. They have had 380 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They have scored 4.95 runs per game and totaled 277 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers -130
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