Los Angeles Angels vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 8/20/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Comerica Park is the location where the Detroit Tigers (45-75) will try to beat the Los Angeles Angels (51-67) on Saturday. The men taking the mound are Reid Detmers and Tyler Alexander.
As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are knocking in 3.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 25th in MLB. They have racked up 455 runs while having a team OBP of .296. The Angels have hit 154 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 131 balls out of the park. They have 436 RBI's and 894 hits so far this year, and their batting average comes in at .228. Los Angeles is slugging .380 and have been rung up 1,138 times, while being walked on 348 occasions.
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Angels pitchers have surrendered 126 home runs in addition to 500 total runs (17th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 392 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.99 as a squad for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.59 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.25. The Angels hold a team earned run average of 3.91 on the year (16th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,016 hitters.
The Angels relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 57.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 97 save situations. The relievers have inherited 197 runners this year with 36.5% of them crossed home plate. Angels relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 125 times in addition to having 112 appearances in high leverage situations. The Angels have dispatched 359 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The bullpen have notched 50 holds so far this year (25th in the league). They have 26 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 19 of 45 chances to get a save.
The Los Angeles Angels have notched a total of 3,143 putouts for the season, as well as 996 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which ranks 14th in pro baseball, and they have turned 96 double plays. The Angels have converted 70.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 9,429 innings on the field, which has them sitting 7th in professional baseball.
Detmers has taken the ball for 114 innings and has earned 110 strikeouts during his career. Detmers (5-6 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.63 and he has gone up against 477 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.16 (53 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.203. He has surrendered 93 hits (7.3 hits per 9 innings) with 45 free passes.
The Detroit Tigers have an OBP of .282 and a team batting average of .226 this year. They have struck out on 1,054 instances (4th in baseball) and are sitting with 895 base knocks. Detroit is sitting with 71 HRs on the year to go along with 367 runs batted in. The Tigers have a team SLG% of .331 and they are recording 3.20 runs per game (30th in baseball). They have 169 two-baggers, while taking a walk 280 times and putting up 384 runs.
The Detroit pitching staff have allowed 529 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.05 (470 earned runs yielded). They have yielded 110 long balls and they give up 4.56 runs per 9 innings (22nd in baseball). The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.297 in addition to having a FIP of 4.01 as a squad on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.33 (869 strikeouts vs 373 free passes). They rank 21st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 981.
Detroit has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 39 save chances and they have earned 27 saves. They rank 11th in the league holding a save rate of 69.2%, and they have sent 430 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. Their relievers have taken the field 115 times in high leverage situations in addition to 85 occasions with base runners. Detroit bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 29.0% out of 145 inherited runners. With 114 save situations, the Tigers have 73 holds in addition to 12 blown saves.
The Detroit Tigers have gotten 99 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (21st in pro baseball). The Tigers have recorded 1,033 assists, 70 errors and have amassed 3,134 putouts on the season. Out of their 9,402 innings on the diamond, the Tigers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (15th in the majors).
So far in his pro baseball career, Alexander has surrendered 268 base knocks and he has 196 strikeouts in 250 frames. Alexander (7-18 career mark) holds a 4.09 ERA while allowing 9.6 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 114 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.297 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.44 and he has gone up against 1,064 batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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