|MLB Tigers vs. Angels Picks & Predictions for April 19, 2013|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Friday, 19 April 2013 14:52|
Tigers vs. Angels Free Pick
LOS ANGELES, CA (ATS Consultants) – Two clubs that might be poised to make World Series runs in the American League will square off in L.A. tonight when the Angels host the Tigers at 10:05PM ET tonight.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Tigers are -118 money line favorites over the Angels, who are +109. The total is currently sitting at 8.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Tigers opened as -110 money line favorites but their odds have been bet up to -118, while the Angels opened at +102 and their odds have climbed to +109. Detroit enters play with a 9-6 overall record and is 5-4 on the road, while Los Angeles is 4-10 on the year and 2-4 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 69% of the betting public currently favors Detroit. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Detroit. According to latest MLB trends, Detroit Tigers are 4-0 in their last 4 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5, 7-2 in their last 9 games vs. a right-handers and 4-0 in Sanchez's last 4 starts with 4 days of rest. LA Angels 6-13 in their last 19 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, 2 7 in their last 9 overall, 2-8 in their last 10 games vs. a right-handed starter and 0-4 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series.
The Detroit Tigers (9-6, 9-5 O/U) are coming off a tough 2-0 loss at Seattle on Thursday. That broke a four-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Angels (4-10, 10-4 O/U) have struggled this season as they are coming off losing two straight games, falling at Minnesota 8-6 on Tuesday. They've had two days off due to a rain-out on Wednesday and a scheduled day off on Thursday. Detroit has the advantage on the mound with RH Anibal Sanchez (2-0, 1.42 ERA) taking on the Angels' RH Tommy Hanson (1-1, 6.55). Right-handed hitters are batting just .042 off Sanchez, which is tied for the lowest average among major-league starters. Sanchez lost a 3-2 decision last September against Zack Greinke in his only appearance at Angel Stadium, giving up three earned runs and seven hits in seven innings. Hanson has struggled along with the rest of the Angels' staff that is off to a 2-7 start with a 6.07 ERA. The right-hander allowed five runs and eight hits in five innings of a 5-0 loss against the Houston Astros on Friday. Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder, 5 for 16 with a homer and a double versus Hanson, batted .419 with two homers as these teams split 10 games last season. Pitching and defense wins most games. The Tigers have committed a major-league low one error this season and their bullpen has thrown 13 straight scoreless innings.
FRIDAY MLB FREE PICK: DETROIT TIGERS -118