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MLB Pick: Detroit Tigers at LA Angels

Overview

The Detroit Tiger look to avoid the sweep today in LA where they take on the Angels in the final of their three game series. The Angels won the first game fairly easily but it took a 2 run homer in the bottom of the 9th by C.J. Cron for an 11-9 win in yesterdays game.

Head to Head Trends

Tigers are 5-21 in the last 26 meetings.
Tigers are 14-47 in the last 61 meetings in Los Angeles.

LA Angels (-110)

The LA Angels are 3rd in the American League West 4 games under .500 and 7 games back of the 1st place Texas Rangers. The Angels haven’t played the best baseball for most of the season but it does look like they are starting to come around especially on offense as the big boys Trout and Pujols are really starting to heat up.

On the hill for the Angels today is Matt Shoemaker who is 3-5 with a 5.96 ERA on the season. I don’t know what has got into Shoemaker of late because he’s been pitching like he’s the reincarnation of Cy Young over his last couple starts striking out 23 batters.

LA Angels Trends

Angels are 10-4 in their last 14 games vs. a right-handed starter.
Angels are 3-13 in Shoemakers last 16 home starts.

Detroit Tigers (+100)

The Detroit Tigers are 4th in the American League Central with a 24-27 record 5 games out of 1st place. The Tigers were probably the hottest team in the league not too long ago winning 8 of 9 games but since then they have cooled off winning just 1 of their last 5 games.

Taking the mound for the Tigers in this one is Michael Fulmer who is 4-1 with a 3.97 ERA in 6 starts this season. Fulmer started the season kind of slow but he’s had back to back quality starts one of which he struck out 11 so who knows what we’re going to see out of him today but I think he might get hit around pretty good.

Detroit Tigers Trends

Tigers are 4-12 in their last 16 games following a loss.
Tigers are 0-4 in their last 4 overall.

Conclusion

I like the LA Angels over the Tigers again today. I’m not sure what to expect out of both starting pitchers today because they’re not that good in general but have pitched surprisingly great in their last couple starts. What I do like is the Angels offense who have been hot of late especially their top guys like Trout and Pujols.

Free Pick: LA Angels -110

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