Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels 8/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Andrew Heaney
The Detroit Tigers visit Angel Stadium on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Mike Fiers for the Tigers and Andrew Heaney for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +160 and Los Angeles at -170. The Tigers have a 44-64-4 over/under record and a 56-56-0 run line mark. The Angels are 50-63-0 against the run line and have a 55-55-3 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 44-64-4 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 56-56-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 55-55-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 50-63-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
08/05/18 P Mike Fiers Shin expected to start Tuesday vs Los Angeles Angels
07/20/18 P Michael Fulmer Oblique 10-day DL (07/20)
06/14/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Biceps is out for season
05/31/18 P Ryan Carpenter Oblique 10-day DL (05/31)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 60-day DL (04/30)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
08/05/18 CF Mike Trout Wrist is "?" Monday vs Detroit Tigers
08/04/18 P Tyler Skaggs Shoulder 10-day DL (08/01)
07/12/18 P Garrett Richards Forearm 60-day DL (07/11)
07/05/18 LF Chris Young Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
06/27/18 P John Lamb Elbow 60-day DL (06/27)
05/21/18 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day DL (05/21)
05/21/18 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 60-day DL (04/01)
05/21/18 C Rene Rivera Knee 60-day DL (05/17)
05/15/18 P Sean Isaac Elbow 10-day DL (05/14)
05/05/18 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day DL (04/09)
04/24/18 P Blake Wood Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 47-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers has a 7-6 record with an earned run average of 3.48 and a WHIP of 1.24 this season. He has 87 strikeouts over his 119 innings pitched and he's given up 121 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 393 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 338 hitters and walked 148 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 971 base hits and 477 earned runs. They have allowed 135 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 344 batters and struck out 831. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team Detroit is hitting .240, good for 25th in the league. The Tigers hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Nick Castellanos is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 123 hits this season in 432 at bats with 58 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .479 and an OPS+ of 117. Jose Iglesias is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .307. He has totaled 98 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 367 at bats. His OPS+ is 87 while his slugging percentage is at .392. The Tigers have 917 hits, including 207 doubles and 88 home runs. Detroit has walked 283 times so far this season and they have struck out 917 times as a unit. They have left 742 men on base and have a team OPS of .673. They score 3.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 425 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 55-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.75, Andrew Heaney has a 6-7 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 116 strikeouts over the 122.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 106 hits. He's allowing 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 401 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 414 batters and walked 178 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 938 base knocks and 445 earned runs this season. They have given up 147 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 391 hitters and struck out 981 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.41.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 16th in the league. The Angels hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .304 with an OBP of .356. He has 116 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 382 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .421 with an OPS+ of 115. Mike Trout is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .459. He has collected 115 hits in 372 at bats while driving in 60 runs. He has an OPS+ of 196 and a slugging percentage of .624. The Angels as a unit have 945 base hits, including 181 doubles and 151 homers. Los Angeles has walked 373 times this year and they have struck out on 890 occasions. They have had 778 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 508 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers +160
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