Los Angeles Angels at Detroit Tigers Expert MLB Picks 5/9/2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Pena vs. Ryan Carpenter
The Los Angeles Angels visit Comerica Park on Thursday, May 9, 2019 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Felix Pena for the Angels and Ryan Carpenter for the Tigers.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +105 and Detroit at -115. The Angels have a 20-17-1 over/under record and a 15-23-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 16-16-0 against the run line and have a 13-19-0 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 20-17-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 15-23-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 13-19-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 16-16-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
05/07/19 3B Tommy La Stella Back is questionable Wednesday vs Detroit Tigers
04/23/19 LF Justin Upton Toe 60-day IL (04/23)
03/30/19 LF Michael Hermosillo Undisclosed 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day IL (03/16)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/01/19 P Matt Moore Knee 60-day IL (04/30); is out for season
04/30/19 2B Josh Harrison Shoulder 10-day IL (04/27)
04/26/19 P Jordan Zimmermann Elbow 10-day IL (04/26)
04/24/19 P Blaine Hardy Forearm 10-day IL (04/23)
04/18/19 LF Christin Stewart Quad 10-day IL (04/18)
03/28/19 P Michael Fulmer Elbow 60-day IL (03/23)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 16-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Felix Pena has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.05 and a WHIP of 1.05 this season. He has 27 strikeouts over his 26.2 innings pitched and he's given up 21 hits. He's allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 139 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 171 hitters and walked 70 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.96. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 295 base hits and 171 earned runs. They have allowed 54 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 131 batters and struck out 296. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.93.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .240, good for 20th in the league. The Angels hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .308. He has 41 hits this season in 142 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .430 and an OPS+ of 97. Mike Trout is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .475. He has totaled 30 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 103 at bats. His OPS+ is 181 while his slugging percentage is at .563. The Angels have 279 hits, including 55 doubles and 44 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 129 times so far this season and they have struck out 203 times as a unit. They have left 229 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 163 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 15-17 overall mark this year. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.37 and they have given up 116 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 109 batters and walked 54 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 271 base knocks and 137 earned runs this season. They have given up 34 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 111 hitters and struck out 274 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 24th in the league. The Tigers hold a .370 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Nicholas Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .336. He has 33 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 119 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .445 with an OPS+ of 109. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 38 hits in 125 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .376. The Tigers as a unit have 248 base hits, including 68 doubles and 24 homers. Detroit has walked 103 times this year and they have struck out on 322 occasions. They have had 229 men left on base and have an OPS of .673. They have scored 3.47 runs per game and totaled 111 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -115
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