Tigers vs. Angels Prediction
The Los Angeles Angels have managed to put up some runs on the Detroit Tigers the last two nights. Will they do it again when the two meet at 4:07PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
4:07PM 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 -200 to win, while the Tigers are listed with a money line of +185 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 62 percent going on Los Angeles 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.
Tigers drop fifth straight
The Tigers dropped their fifth straight on Tuesday night in an 11-5 loss to the Angels. Their 5 runs was an uptick after scoring just 3 in their previous four games combined. Detroit is now 47-67 overall and 18-40 on the road. Detroit is putting up just 3.79 runs per game this season while allowing 4.62 per contest.
Blaine Hardy gets the start for the Tigers today. He has started 11 games and appeared in relief in 10 others. Hardy carries a 4-3 record with a 3.25 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. Hardy has 51 strikeouts and 18 walks over 69.1 innings of work.
Angels nearing .500 again
Los Angeles has won the first two games of this series by a combined 17-7 to inch close to the .500 mark once again. The Angels are now 57-58 overall and 31-28 at home. Los Angeles is scoring 4.57 runs per game this year while giving up 4.27 per contest.
Jaime Barria takes the mound for the Angels on Thursday. He has started 16 games this year and has a 6-7 record with a 3.84 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. Barria has 59 strikeouts and 24 walks over 82.0 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers have lost seven straight after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game and they have lost five of Hardy’s last seven starts.
The Angels have won six of their last seven at home and five of their last seven against AL Central opponents.
The Tigers scored five runs on Tuesday, but don’t expect much offense from them today. Their bats have really been struggling on this West Coast road trip. Today they face a respectable starter in Barria. Hardy has looked pretty good for Detroit, but he isn’t a shutout pitcher and that is probably what he would need to win today.
The Pick: Los Angeles Angels -200