Tigers vs. Angels Prediction
Will the Los Angeles Angels avoid another loss at home when they play host to the Detroit Tigers tonight at 10:07PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
965 Detroit Tigers at 966 Los Angeles Angels
Monday, August 6, 2018
10:07PM ET – Angel Stadium
TV: FSDT (Det); FSW (LA)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Angels are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -145 to win, while the Tigers are listed with a money line of +130 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 8 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 52 percent going on Detroit on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Tigers silenced by Oakland
The Tigers are coming off being swept by the Athletics in Oakland. They scored just one run over the three games. Detroit is now 47-65 overall and 18-38 on the road. Detroit is putting up just 3.79 runs per game this season while allowing 4.55 per contest.
Matthew Boyd is getting the start for Detroit tonight. He is making his 22nd start of the year and comes in with a 6-9 record. Boyd has a 4.22 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. Over 117.1 innings of work, Boyd has 107 strikeouts and 39 walks.
Angels in a funk
The Angels are in one of their worst stretches of the season, as they have lost six of their last seven. Mike Trout is currently dealing with a wrist injury that has sidelined him for four games and has him questionable to play tonight. The Angels are now 55-58 overall and 29-28 at home. Los Angeles is scoring 4.50 runs per game this year while giving up 4.28 per contest.
Nick Tropeano takes the mound for the Angels this evening. He is 4-6 through 13 starts with a 4.94 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP. Tropeano has 60 strikeouts and 30 walks over 71.0 innings of work this year.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers have won six of their last eight games following a loss and they are 4-1 in their last five against a losing team.
The Angels have lost 21 of their last 28 against a left-handed starter but they are 4-1 in their last five at home.
Boyd has been pretty good for Detroit in the last few starts and now he faces a Los Angeles team that could be without its top bat. The Angels struggle with left-handed pitched as is, it should be even worse without Trout. The Tigers haven’t been hitting, but Tropeano has given up four runs or more in four of his last five starts. I think the Tigers can steal this series opener tonight.
The Pick: Detroit Tigers +130