Angels vs. Tigers Prediction
After a surprising loss on Wednesday, will the Los Angeles Angels be able to salvage a four-game split with the Detroit Tigers when the two meet up at 1:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, May 31, 2018
1:10PM ET – Comerica Park
TV: FSDT (Det); FSW (LA)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Angels are heavily favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -215 to win, while the Tigers are listed with a money line of +180 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently split right down the middle. 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 can’t hit their stride
The Angels failed to win consecutive games on Wednesday by suffering a 6-1 loss for their third loss in four games. The Angels are now 30-26 overall and 18-9 on the road. Los Angeles is putting up 4.73 runs per game this season while allowing 4.15 per contest.
Andrew Heaney will get the start for the Angels on Thursday. He is making his ninth start this season and has a 2-3 record with a 3.09 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. Heaney has pitched 46.2 innings this season and has 51 strikeouts with 17 walks.
Tigers looking to take series
The Tigers have won two of the three games in this series following Wednesday’s win. They also have won five of their last seven overall. Detroit is now 16-12 at home this season while posting a 25-30 record overall. The Tigers are scoring 4.22 runs per game this season while allowing 4.70 per contest.
Ryan Carpenter gets the start for the Tigers this afternoon. He has appeared in three games this year and is 0-1 with an 8.31 ERA and a 1.73 WHIP. He has pitched a total fo 8.2 innings and has three walks with four strikeouts.
MLB Betting Trends
The Angels have lost six of Heaney’s last seven road starts and they are just 4-11 in his last 15 starts overall.
The Tigers have won four of their last five home games against a left-handed starter and 10 of their last 14 home games overall.
I understand the Angels have the edge in terms of starting pitching, but the odds are to large for a team that is really struggling lately. The Tigers have put up 15 runs over their two wins in this series, so their hitting has been able to get to the L.A. pitching. While the Angels may succeed at the plate, they have not shown a lot of consistency there to believe they can run away from Detroit.
The Pick: Detroit Tigers +180