Detroit Tigers vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 6/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+160) Los Angeles (-208)
Jose Urena and the Detroit Tigers (29-39, 4th in AL Central) are headed to Angel Stadium on Friday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Angels (33-35, 4th in AL West). The Tigers open this game at +160 while the Angels are priced at -208. The over/under is set at 8. The starting pitchers will be Jose Urena and Alex Cobb.
As a team, the Detroit Tigers are putting up 3.9 runs/g, which has them at 27th in baseball. They have 263 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .297. The Tigers have hit 82 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 74 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 255 runs batted in in addition to 512 base knocks over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .228. Detroit is slugging .378 and have been rung up 690 times, while being walked on 205 occasions.
The Tigers are sitting with a team ERA of 4.42 on the campaign (19th in the league), and their staff has rung up 555 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.24 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.36. Tigers pitchers have yielded 79 home runs in addition to 325 runs (21st in MLB). They have walked 248 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.48 as a squad on the year.
The Tigers relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 62.5% and stepped onto the hill in 61 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 99 runners on the campaign with 35.4% of them crossed home plate. Tigers pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 63 times in addition to having 66 appearances in high leverage situations. The Tigers have sent 234 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The bullpen have recorded 35 holds this season (11th in MLB). They have compiled 15 saves so far this season and have blown 9 out of their 24 save chances.
The Tigers have converted 69.4% of balls hit into play into outs in their 5,337 innings on the field, which ranks them 18th in professional baseball. The Detroit Tigers have amassed 1,779 putouts on the year, in addition to 607 assists and 42 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which ranks 19th in baseball, and have a total of 488 double plays.
Urena has thrown 658 innings and has earned 443 punch outs during his MLB career. Urena (34-52 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.69 while going up against 2,828 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.65 (340 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.359. He has given up 659 base knocks (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 235 walks.
The Los Angeles Angels have a team on-base percentage of .316 in addition to a batting average of .253 for the season. They have been rung up on 585 occasions (19th in MLB) and have tallied 576 hits. Los Angeles has accounted for 88 home runs this season to go along with 310 RBIs. The Angels hold a team slugging percentage of .427 and they tally 4.82 runs per contest (9th in the league). They have hit 116 two-baggers, while getting a free base 187 times as well as putting up 328 runs.
The Angels have a WHIP of 1.398 and have a FIP of 4.34 as a staff for the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.48 (650 strikeouts vs 262 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 22nd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 567. They have yielded 87 homers and they surrender 5.36 runs per 9 innings (26th in baseball). The Los Angeles pitching staff have allowed 353 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 4.96 (327 earned runs allowed).
With 54 save situations, the Angels have earned 26 holds and also 12 blown saves. Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 27 save chances and they have earned 15 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 65 times in high leverage situations and on 98 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score rate of 38.3% out of their 141 inherited base runners. They are ranked 21st in the league with a save percentage of 55.6%, and they have sent 235 relievers to the hill this year.
The Los Angeles Angels have turned 53 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (29th in pro baseball). The Angels have 577 assists, 48 errors and have earned 1,781 putouts so far this season. In 5,343 innings on the field, the Angels have a defensive efficiency of 67.5% (29th in pro baseball).
Cobb (59-59 career mark) has earned a 3.93 earned run average and has conceded 8.8 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.74 and he has faced 4,031 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 419 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.267 and a FIP of 4.0. So far in his career, Cobb has given up 936 hits while tallying 770 K's in 960 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (+160)
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