Detroit Tigers vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 6/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+180) Los Angeles (-244)
Matt Manning and the Detroit Tigers (28-39, 4th in AL Central) go to Angel Stadium on Thursday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Angels (33-34, 4th in AL West). The Angels open this game at -244 while the Tigers are priced at +180. The total opens at 7. The starting pitchers will be Matt Manning and Shohei Ohtani.
Detroit has a slugging percentage of .375 and have struck out 681 times, while drawing a walk on 200 occasions. They have accounted for 251 RBI's and 499 base knocks on the campaign, and their average at the plate sits at .227. The Tigers have recorded 79 two-baggers as a team and have hit 73 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 257 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .295. As a team, the Detroit Tigers are knocking in 3.8 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 28th in the league.
The Tigers hold a team earned run average of 4.41 on the season (19th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 547 batters. They have walked 246 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.48 as a team so far this year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.22 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.36. Tigers pitchers have conceded 77 long balls in addition to 320 runs in total (21st in baseball).
Tigers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 63 times in addition to having 64 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 33 holds for the season (11th in the league). The Tigers relievers have a save rate of 60.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 58 save situations. They have earned 14 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 9 out of their 23 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 99 runners so far this season with 35.4% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Tigers have dispatched 231 relievers to the hill for the year.
The Detroit Tigers have amassed 1,752 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 597 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which ranks 20th in MLB, and they have turned 480 double plays. The Tigers have converted 69.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of 5,256 innings on the field, which has them sitting 18th in pro baseball.
Manning will be making his major league debut in this game. He's making his way up from Triple-A Toledo and it was no suprise he's here now. With Tarik Skubal and Casey Mize already making the jump, Manning was the top pitching prospect by a long shot. In his seven outings in Triple-A, Manning put up an ERA of 8.07, a WHIP of 1.56 while striking out 36 batters.
Los Angeles has a total of 87 HRs on the year to go along with 306 RBIs. They have hit 115 two-baggers, while walking 185 times and earning 324 runs. The Los Angeles Angels have earned a team OBP of .317 in addition to a team batting average of .253 so far this year. The Angels hold a slugging % of .428 and they are earning 4.84 runs per game (8th in the league). They have been rung up on 578 instances (19th in the league) and have tallied 567 base hits.
The Angels are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.394 and have a FIP of 4.34 as a squad on the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.49 (644 strikeouts against 259 walks). They are currently ranked 22nd in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 557. They have yielded 86 homers and they give up 5.31 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 345 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 4.91 (319 earned runs conceded).
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.5% of 136 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 65 times in high leverage situations and on 96 occasions with base runners. With 53 save situations, the Angels have earned 26 holds in addition to 11 blown saves. They rank 21st in the league holding a save percentage of 57.7%, and they have dispatched 232 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the year. Los Angeles has had relief pitchers enter the game in 26 save opportunities and they have converted 15 saves.
In 5,271 innings on the field, the Angels hold a defensive efficiency of 67.5% (29th in pro baseball). The Los Angeles Angels have turned 53 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (30th in baseball). The Angels have racked up 573 assists, 48 errors and have 1,757 putouts so far this year.
Thus far in his career, Ohtani has conceded 69 hits while he has totaled 134 punch outs in 100 frames. Ohtani (6-4 career record) has a 3.67 ERA and has surrendered 6.2 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 41 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.262 and having a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.31 and he has faced 427 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (+180)
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