Los Angeles Angels at Detroit Tigers Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 5/8/2019
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Skaggs vs. Matthew Boyd
The Los Angeles Angels visit Comerica Park on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Tyler Skaggs for the Angels and Matthew Boyd for the Tigers.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -110 and Detroit at +100. The Angels have a 19-17-1 over/under record and a 14-23-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 16-15-0 against the run line and have a 13-18-0 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 19-17-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 14-23-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 13-18-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 16-15-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
05/07/19 3B Tommy La Stella Back is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday 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 15-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 3.12 and a WHIP of 1.23 this season. He has 24 strikeouts over his 26 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 138 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 167 hitters and walked 70 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 290 base hits and 169 earned runs. They have allowed 54 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 130 batters and struck out 285. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 5.05.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .240, good for 21st in the league. The Angels hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .290 with an on-base percentage of .471. He has 29 hits this season in 100 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .560 and an OPS+ of 179. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .305. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 137 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .431. The Angels have 270 hits, including 53 doubles and 44 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 124 times so far this season and they have struck out 199 times as a unit. They have left 220 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 158 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 15-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.05, Matthew Boyd has a 3-2 record and a 0.99 WHIP. He has 57 strikeouts over the 44.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 33 hits. He's allowing 6.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.40 and they have given up 112 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 107 batters and walked 51 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.6 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 4.31. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 262 base knocks and 132 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 106 hitters and struck out 270 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 23rd in the league. The Tigers hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .298 with an OBP of .363. He has 36 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 121 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .372 with an OPS+ of 99. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 32 hits in 115 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .435. The Tigers as a unit have 243 base hits, including 67 doubles and 24 homers. Detroit has walked 102 times this year and they have struck out on 311 occasions. They have had 225 men left on base and have an OPS of .680. They have scored 3.52 runs per game and totaled 109 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -110
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