Angels vs. Tigers Prediction
The Los Angeles Angels were once one of the top teams in baseball, but a rough handful of weeks have the Angels hovering around .500. Can they avoid another loss on Monday when they face the Detroit Tigers at 1:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, May 28, 2018
1:10PM ET – Comerica Park
TV: FSDT (Det); FSW (LA)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Angels are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -180 to win. The Tigers are listed with a money line of +160 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 60 percent of the wagers going on Detroit at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Angels drop another series
The Angels are coming off a loss to the Yankees on Sunday for a series loss to the Yankees. They are just 4-8 in their last 12 games to drop to 29-24 overall and 17-7 on the road. Los Angeles is putting up 4.68 runs per game this season while allowing 4.09 per contest.
Tyler Skaggs will get the start for the Angels this afternoon. He is 3-3 through 10 starts with a 3.11 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. Skaggs has pitched 55.0 innings on the year and has 59 strikeouts with 16 walks.
Tigers warming up at home
The Tigers are coming off a win over the White Sox on Sunday for their third win four games. Detroit is now 14-11 at home this season while posting a 23-29 record overall. The Tigers are scoring 4.17 runs per game this season while allowing 4.65 per contest.
Matthew Boyd takes the mound for the Tigers today. Boyd has a 2-4 record with a 3.29 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP. Boyd has pitched 52 innings over his nine starts and has 41 strikeouts with 17 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Angels are 7-2 in their last nine against AL Central opponents, but just 2-7 in their last nine games on grass.
Detroit has won four of its last five series openers and five of Boyd’s last six starts against AL West opponents.
The Angels are a big favorite, but they just haven’t been playing terribly well. I know the Tigers aren’t a great team, but they are pretty good at home and starting to pick up some steam. Boyd also has been a very competitive pitcher, so I think he can give the Tigers a fighting chance at home as a big underdog.
The Pick: Detroit Tigers +160