Los Angeles Angels vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 8/21/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Sunday, August 21, 2022
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-180) Detroit (+155)
The Detroit Tigers (45-76) are welcoming the Los Angeles Angels (52-67) at Comerica Park on Sunday. The moneyline on this matchup has Los Angeles at -180 while Detroit is priced at +155. The total is set at 7. The starting pitchers will be Shohei Ohtani and Eduardo Rodriguez.
As a unit, the Los Angeles Angels are scoring 3.8 runs per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. They have tallied 456 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .295. The Angels have accounted for 154 doubles as a unit and have hit 132 balls out of the park. They have compiled 437 runs batted in and 897 hits this season, while their average at the plate sits at .227. Los Angeles is slugging .378 and have struck out 1,147 times, while being walked on 349 occasions.
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The Angels have compiled a team ERA of 3.88 on the campaign (14th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,025 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 392 hitters and their FIP is 3.97 as a team on the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.61 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.25. Angels pitchers have given up 126 home runs in addition to 500 runs in total (15th in baseball).
The Angels bullpen have a save rate of 57.8% and has come into the game in 97 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 197 runners for the year with 36.5% of those runners crossed home plate. Angels relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 125 times in addition to having 112 appearances in high leverage situations. The Angels have sent 359 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The relievers have a total of 50 holds over the course of the season (25th in MLB). They have recorded 26 saves on the campaign and have blown 19 of their 45 chances to get a save.
The Angels have converted 70.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 9,510 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 8th in pro baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have notched a total of 3,170 putouts this year, in addition to 1,011 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which has them ranked 14th in the majors, and have accumulated 99 double plays.
Ohtani (23-12 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.18 while facing 1,232 hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 235 base knocks (7.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 102 walks. His earned run average is 3.20 (107 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.121. Ohtani has taken the hill for 300 innings and has accounted for 387 K's in his MLB career.
The Tigers have a SLG% of .330 and they have an average of 3.17 runs per contest (30th in MLB). They have hit 169 doubles, while getting a free base 280 times as well as putting up 384 runs. Detroit has a total of 71 home runs so far this season as well as 367 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,063 instances (4th in MLB) and have 899 base knocks. The Detroit Tigers have earned a team on-base percentage of .281 and a team batting average of .226 this season.
The Detroit pitching staff have surrendered 530 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 4.02 (471 earned runs relinquished). They have yielded 111 homers and they surrender 4.53 runs per 9 innings (22nd in baseball). The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.289 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.01 as a pitching staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.35 (878 strikeouts against 374 walks). They sit at 19th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 984.
Detroit has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 39 save chances and they have earned 27 saves. They rank 10th in the league with a save percentage of 69.2%, and they have sent 432 relievers to the hill for the year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 115 times in high leverage situations and also on 85 occasions with runners on. Detroit relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 29.0% of 145 inherited base runners. Sitting with 114 save situations, the Tigers have 73 holds and 12 blown saves.
In 9,483 innings on the field, the Tigers have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (14th in MLB). The Detroit Tigers have turned 99 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (21st in MLB). The Tigers have recorded 1,041 assists, 70 errors and are sitting with 3,161 putouts during this campaign.
In his pro baseball career, Rodriguez has surrendered 866 hits while totaling 926 punch outs in 895 innings pitched. He has allowed 415 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.314 and having a FIP of 3.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.98 and he has faced 3,818 hitters during his MLB career. Rodriguez (65-42 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.17 earned run average while conceding 8.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-180)
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