Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels 8/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Blaine Hardy vs. Jaime Barria
The Detroit Tigers visit Angel Stadium on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Blaine Hardy for the Tigers and Jaime Barria for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +140 and Los Angeles at -150. The Tigers have a 44-65-4 over/under record and a 56-57-0 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 44-65-4 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 56-57-0 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
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
08/07/18 CF Mike Trout Wrist is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday and Wednesday 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 47-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Blaine Hardy has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 3.25 and a WHIP of 1.15 this season. He has 51 strikeouts over his 69.1 innings pitched and he's given up 62 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have given up 395 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 339 hitters and walked 150 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 4.35. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 979 base hits and 483 earned runs. They have allowed 137 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 347 batters and struck out 836. 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 4.43.
As a team Detroit is hitting .239, good for 25th in the league. The Tigers hold a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Nick Castellanos is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 124 hits this season in 436 at bats with 59 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .484 and an OPS+ of 118. Jose Iglesias is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .306. He has totaled 99 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 371 at bats. His OPS+ is 87 while his slugging percentage is at .391. The Tigers have 920 hits, including 207 doubles and 89 home runs. Detroit has walked 287 times so far this season and they have struck out 924 times as a unit. They have left 745 men on base and have a team OPS of .672. They score 3.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 427 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 56-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.84, Jaime Barria has a 6-7 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 82 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 76 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 403 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 417 batters and walked 181 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.3 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 3.96. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 941 base knocks and 447 earned runs this season. They have given up 148 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 395 hitters and struck out 988 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 4.40.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 16th in the league. The Angels hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .306 with an OBP of .360. He has 118 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 385 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .431 with an OPS+ of 119. Justin Upton is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 104 hits in 410 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .439. The Angels as a unit have 953 base hits, including 184 doubles and 153 homers. Los Angeles has walked 376 times this year and they have struck out on 895 occasions. They have had 782 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They have scored 4.51 runs per game and totaled 514 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers +140
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