Los Angeles Angels vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 8/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+110) Detroit (-141)
Comerica Park is the site where Casey Mize and the Detroit Tigers (58-62, 3rd in AL Central) will play the Los Angeles Angels (59-60, 4th in AL West) on Tuesday. The Angels open this game at +110 while the Tigers are priced at -141. The over/under is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Dylan Bundy and Casey Mize.
As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are putting up 4.5 runs per outing, which puts them at 14th in baseball. They have 538 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .313. The Angels have hit 212 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 146 baseballs out of the stadium. They have amassed 510 RBI's and 1,007 base knocks for the season, and their batting average is at .251. Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .420 and have struck out 1,024 times, while taking a walk on 321 occasions.
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The Angels have compiled a team earned run average of 4.70 so far this year (23rd in MLB), and they have rung up 1,096 hitters. They have walked 439 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.26 as a squad for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.50 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.36. Angels pitchers have allowed 142 home runs and 590 total runs (26th in baseball).
Angels bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 168 times as well as having 126 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 55 holds for the year (19th in the league). The Angels relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 62.5% and stepped onto the hill in 105 save situations. They have earned 30 saves over the course of the season and have blown 18 of 48 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 248 base runners on the season with 38.7% of those players earned a run for their team. The Angels have dispatched 398 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The Los Angeles Angels have a total of 3,131 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,019 assists and 72 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which has them ranked 23rd in professional baseball, and they have turned 800 double plays. The Angels have turned 68.4% of balls in play into outs in their 9,393 innings, which has them sitting at 25th in MLB.
Bundy (46-57 career record) has a FIP of 4.68 while facing 3,264 hitters in the majors. He has given up 747 base knocks (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 252 walks. His ERA is 4.72 (401 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.306. Bundy has taken the mound for 764 innings and has tallied 752 punch outs during his pro baseball career.
The Detroit Tigers have an on-base percentage of .309 in addition to a team batting average of .241 on the year. They have been rung up on 1,144 occasions (3rd in the league) and have earned a total of 950 base hits. Detroit has accounted for 135 HRs on the season and 510 runs batted in. The Tigers have a SLG% of .399 and they are earning 4.40 runs per outing (17th in the league). They have put up 162 doubles, while getting a free base 376 times and notching 528 runs.
The Detroit pitching staff have given up 580 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 4.47 (518 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 156 homers and they allow 5.01 runs per 9 innings (20th in MLB). The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.364 in addition to having a FIP of 4.68 as a pitching staff this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.32 (940 strikeouts vs 406 bases on balls). They come in at 25th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,015.
Sitting with 108 save situations, the Tigers have amassed 60 holds and also 15 blown saves. Detroit has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 44 save chances and they have walked away with 29 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 112 times in high leverage situations and also on 114 occasions with runners on base. Detroit relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.7% of 178 inherited base runners. They are ranked 6th in the league with a save rate of 65.9%, and they have sent 419 relievers to the hill this year.
The Detroit Tigers have turned 100 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (18th in pro baseball). The Tigers have 1,080 assists, 69 errors and have a total of 3,126 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 9,378 innings played, the Tigers have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.5% (16th in the majors).
So far in his pro baseball career, Mize has surrendered 134 base knocks while he has earned 120 strikeouts in 148 innings pitched. He has given up 71 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.204 and having a FIP of 5.3. His K/BB ratio is 2.67 and he has gone up against 622 batters in his pro baseball career. Mize (6-9 mark in his career) has a 4.30 earned run average while conceding 8.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+110)
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