Los Angeles Angels vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 8/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-135) Detroit (+110)
Comerica Park is the venue where Tarik Skubal and the Detroit Tigers (58-62, 3rd in AL Central) will take on the Los Angeles Angels (59-61, 4th in AL West) on Wednesday. The odds on this matchup have the Angels priced at -135 and the Tigers are at +110. The O/U is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Shohei Ohtani and Tarik Skubal.
As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are recording 4.5 runs per outing, which ranks them 15th in the league. They have a total of 539 runs and have an on-base percentage of .311. The Angels have accounted for 212 doubles as a unit and have knocked 147 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 511 RBI's and 1,010 hits for the season, and their team batting average is at .250. Los Angeles is slugging .418 and have struck out 1,039 times, while being walked on 322 occasions.
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The Angels are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.68 so far this season (23rd in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,105 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.49 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.36. Angels pitchers have surrendered 143 home runs in addition to 592 total runs (25th in baseball). They have walked 444 batters and their FIP sits at 4.26 as a squad this season.
Angels bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 170 times and also have had 126 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 55 holds on the campaign (19th in the league). The Angels relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 62.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 105 save situations. They have earned 30 saves this season and have blown 18 of their 48 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 252 runners for the season and 38.1% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Angels have dispatched 401 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Los Angeles Angels have notched a total of 3,155 putouts this season, in addition to 1,028 assists and 72 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which has them ranked 22nd in pro baseball, and have a total of 808 double plays. The Angels have turned 68.4% of balls in play into outs out of 9,465 innings on the field, which has them sitting 25th in professional baseball.
Ohtani has taken the hill for 145 innings and has earned 178 K's so far in his pro baseball career. Ohtani (11-4 career mark) has a FIP of 3.48 and he has gone up against 604 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.47 (56 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.177. He has surrendered 102 base hits (6.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 69 free passes.
The Detroit Tigers have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .309 and a team batting average of .241 on the season. They have struck out on 1,144 occasions (4th in baseball) and have earned a total of 950 base hits. Detroit has compiled 135 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 510 runs batted in. The Tigers have a SLG% of .399 and they score 4.40 runs per game (17th in the league). They have 162 doubles, while taking a walk 376 times and putting up 528 runs.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.364 and have a FIP of 4.68 as a pitching staff on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.32 (940 strikeouts vs 406 bases on balls). They come in at 24th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,015. They have yielded 156 home runs and they relinquish 5.01 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league). The Detroit pitching staff have yielded 580 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 4.47 (518 earned runs yielded).
Detroit relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.7% out of 178 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 112 times in high leverage situations in addition to 114 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 108 save situations, the Tigers have earned 60 holds and 15 blown saves. They are currently ranked 6th in the league with a save percentage of 65.9%, and they have dispatched 419 relievers onto the field on the campaign. Detroit has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 44 save chances and they have recorded 29 saves.
The Detroit Tigers have turned 100 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (18th in baseball). The Tigers have accrued 1,080 assists, 69 errors and have a total of 3,126 putouts this year. In their 9,378 innings on the diamond, the Tigers are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.5% (16th in the majors).
Skubal (9-14 career mark) holds a 4.43 earned run average while conceding 8.4 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.15 and he has faced 631 hitters so far in his MLB career. He has given up 73 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.281 and a FIP of 5.1. During his MLB career, Skubal has conceded 138 base hits and he has 164 K's in 148 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-135)
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