Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels MLB Picks 7/31/2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Norris vs. Jose Suarez
David Fletcher and the Los Angeles Angels (55-53, 3rd in AL West) play the Detroit Tigers (31-71, 5th in AL Central) at Angel Stadium on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. The Angels open this matchup at -177 while the Tigers are priced at +167. The over/under is set at 10.
The Tigers have been bad for baseball wagerers, having gone 31-71-0 SU. Los Angeles covers 50.9% of the time, going 55-53-0 straight up. The Angels have been an excellent play for MLB wagerers as favorites, going 32-25-0 SU. The Tigers are covering 27.6% of the time as the underdog, having gone 24-63-0 straight up.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Tigers have been a dicey Over play for over/under wagerers, having gone 46-50-6.
The Tigers are covering 34.6% of the time as the visitor, having gone 18-34-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels are covering 52.8% of the time at Angel Stadium, going 28-25-0 SU.
The Angels have been a dicey Over play for over/under wagerers, having gone 50-51-7.
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
7/29/2019 Christin Stewart LF Undisclosed Probable for Jul 30
7/29/2019 Spencer Turnbull SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
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
7/13/2019 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
7/29/2019 Keynan Middleton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
7/27/2019 Andrew Heaney SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/27/2019 Noe Ramirez RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/27/2019 JC Ramirez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
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 31-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Daniel Norris has a 2-8 record with an earned run average of 4.89 and a WHIP of 1.42 this season. He has 90 strikeouts over his 106.2 innings pitched and he's given up 124 hits. He's allowed 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.01 and they have given up 397 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 351 hitters and walked 170 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.6 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 5.13. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 974 base hits and 522 earned runs. They have allowed 154 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 332 batters and struck out 845. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.79.
As a team Detroit is hitting .231, good for 30th in the league. The Tigers hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Niko Goodrum is hitting .249 with an on-base percentage of .321. He has 87 hits this season in 349 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .415 and an OPS+ of 93. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 93 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 335 at bats. His OPS+ is 89 while his slugging percentage is at .373. The Tigers have 814 hits, including 193 doubles and 95 home runs. Detroit has walked 263 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,016 times as a unit. They have left 678 men on base and have a team OPS of .670. They score 3.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 366 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 55-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.35, Jose Suarez has a 2-1 record and a 1.51 WHIP. He has 43 strikeouts over the 37 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 41 hits. He's allowing 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 484 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 525 batters and walked 212 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 4.88. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 927 base knocks and 522 earned runs this season. They have given up 168 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 388 hitters and struck out 958 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 4.86.Related: ACC Preview - SEC Preview - Sports Handicapping - CFB Futures - Ken Thomson / Tony George break down the Season
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 9th in the league. The Angels hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. David Fletcher comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .358. He has 111 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 374 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .414 with an OPS+ of 106. Mike Trout is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .441. He has collected 106 hits in 356 at bats while driving in 85 runs. He has an OPS+ of 187 and a slugging percentage of .657. The Angels as a unit have 954 base hits, including 186 doubles and 159 homers. Los Angeles has walked 392 times this year and they have struck out on 767 occasions. They have had 759 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They have scored 5.12 runs per game and totaled 553 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +167
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