Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels MLB Picks 7/29/2019
Monday, July 29, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Zimmermann vs. Jaime Barria
David Fletcher and the Los Angeles Angels (54-52, 3rd in AL West) host the Detroit Tigers (30-70, 5th in AL Central) at Angel Stadium on Monday, July 29, 2019. The moneyline on this contest has the Tigers priced at +185 and the Angels are at -200. The O/U has been set at 10.5.
The Tigers have been a terrible pick for baseball bettors, having gone 30-70-0 SU. Los Angeles covers 50.9% of the time, going 54-52-0 straight up. The Angels have been lousy for Las Vegas oddsmakers as the favorite, going 31-24-0 SU. Detroit covers 27.1% of the time as the underdog, having gone 23-62-0 straight up.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Tigers have been a dicey Over option for O/U wagerers, having gone 46-48-6.
The Tigers cover 34.0% of the time away from home, having gone 17-33-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels cover 52.9% of the time at Angel Stadium, going 27-24-0 SU.
The Angels have been a dicey Under option for O/U wagerers, having gone 50-49-7.
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
7/24/2019 Victor Alcantara RP Finger Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/24/2019 Josh Harrison 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
7/24/2019 Grayson Greiner C Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
7/20/2019 Spencer Turnbull SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/13/2019 Tyson Ross SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
4/30/2019 Matt Moore SP Knee Out for the season
3/23/2019 Michael Fulmer SP Elbow Out for the season
10/25/2019 Artie Lewicki RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
7/27/2019 Andrew Heaney SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/27/2019 JC Ramirez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/27/2019 Noe Ramirez RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/20/2019 Keynan Middleton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/14/2019 Jonathan Lucroy C Nose Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/12/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Out for the season
7/3/2019 Stella Tommy La Stella 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 30-70 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has a 0-8 record with an earned run average of 7.57 and a WHIP of 1.71 this season. He has 43 strikeouts over his 60.2 innings pitched and he's given up 84 hits. He's allowed 12.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.05 and they have given up 393 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen and they've struck out 342 hitters and walked 166 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.19. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 963 base hits and 517 earned runs. They have allowed 152 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 325 batters and struck out 824. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.81.
As a team Detroit is hitting .231, good for 30th in the league. The Tigers hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .332. He has 109 hits this season in 395 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .466 and an OPS+ of 108. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 90 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 327 at bats. His OPS+ is 86 while his slugging percentage is at .361. The Tigers have 798 hits, including 189 doubles and 92 home runs. Detroit has walked 260 times so far this season and they have struck out 997 times as a unit. They have left 669 men on base and have a team OPS of .670. They score 3.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 357 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 54-52 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.63, Jaime Barria has a 4-3 record and a 1.55 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 38 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 46 hits. He's allowing 10.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 477 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 519 batters and walked 209 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.95. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 914 base knocks and 519 earned runs this season. They have given up 166 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 382 hitters and struck out 942 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.87.Related: ACC Preview - SEC Preview - Sports Handicapping - CFB Futures - Ken Thomson / Tony George break down the Season
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 10th in the league. The Angels hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. David Fletcher comes into this matchup batting .298 with an OBP of .360. He has 109 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 366 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .415 with an OPS+ of 107. Mike Trout is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .439. He has collected 104 hits in 350 at bats while driving in 85 runs. He has an OPS+ of 188 and a slugging percentage of .663. The Angels as a unit have 940 base hits, including 184 doubles and 155 homers. Los Angeles has walked 387 times this year and they have struck out on 757 occasions. They have had 748 men left on base and have an OPS of .776. They have scored 5.15 runs per game and totaled 546 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +185
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