Los Angeles Angels vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 8/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-141) Detroit (+110)
Matt Manning and the Detroit Tigers (58-63, 3rd in AL Central) play the Los Angeles Angels (60-61, 4th in AL West) at Comerica Park on Thursday. The Angels open this contest at -141 while the Tigers are priced at +110. The total opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Patrick Sandoval and Matt Manning.
Los Angeles is slugging .419 and have struck out 1,052 times, while being walked on 331 occasions. They have tallied 518 runs batted in in addition to 1,022 hits on the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .251. The Angels have recorded 215 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 149 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 547 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .313. As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are scoring 4.5 runs per contest, which is 14th in baseball.
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The Angels have compiled a team earned run average of 4.66 so far this year (23rd in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,114 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.49 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.36. Angels pitchers have surrendered 143 long balls and also 594 runs in total (25th in baseball). They have walked 448 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.24 as a unit for the season.
Angels relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 171 times in addition to having 128 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 55 holds this season (19th in the league). The Angels relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 62.5% and has come into the game in 105 save situations. They have recorded 30 saves this season and have not converted 18 out of their 48 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 253 runners this year and 37.9% of those players earned a run for their team. The Angels have sent 404 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Angels have turned 68.4% of balls in play into outs out of their 9,546 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 26th in professional baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have earned a total of 3,182 putouts for the season, as well as 1,036 assists and 72 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which ranks 20th in MLB, and they have turned 816 double plays.
Sandoval (4-15 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.59 while he has gone up against 691 batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 141 hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) with 67 walks. His earned run average is 4.42 (80 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.276. Sandoval has taken the ball for 163 innings and has totaled 169 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
The Detroit Tigers have a team OBP of .309 and a team batting average of .241 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,153 instances (4th in the league) and have accounted for 957 hits. Detroit has accounted for 135 long balls on the campaign to go along with 512 RBIs. The Tigers hold a team slugging percentage of .398 and they average 4.38 runs per contest (18th in MLB). They have put up 163 two-baggers, while walking 380 times and scoring 530 runs.
The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.372 in addition to having a FIP of 4.69 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.30 (953 strikeouts against 415 free passes). They are sitting at 25th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,027. They have conceded 158 homers and they relinquish 5.04 runs per 9 innings (20th in MLB). The Detroit pitching staff have given up 588 runs this season while holding an ERA of 4.50 (525 earned runs conceded).
Detroit relievers have an inherited score percentage of 34.1% out of their 179 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 115 times in high leverage situations and also on 115 occasions with runners on. With 108 save situations, the Tigers have 60 holds and also 15 blown saves. They are currently ranked 7th in MLB holding a save percentage of 65.9%, and they have sent 425 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the campaign. Detroit has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 44 save chances and they have earned 29 saves.
In their 9,459 innings on the diamond, the Tigers hold a efficiency on defense of 69.4% (17th in MLB). The Detroit Tigers have turned 100 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (19th in professional baseball). The Tigers have accrued 1,084 assists, 70 errors and have amassed 3,153 putouts on the campaign.
So far in his MLB career, Manning has conceded 61 base hits while earning 25 punch outs in 48 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 33 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.521 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.92 and he has faced 218 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. Manning (3-5 career record) has earned a 6.10 ERA while surrendering 11.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+110)
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