Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Angels Pick-Odds-Prediction 4/19/14
Los Angeles Angels (8-8) at Detroit Tigers (7-6)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 1:08 pm (Comerica Park)
C.J. Wilson (L) (2-1) (3.919) vs. Max Scherzer (R) (0-1) (2.700)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -143 / Los Angeles Angels +133 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Anaheim Angels look for their second win in Motown as they play the Detroit Tigers in early Saturday afternoon action at 1:08PM from Comerica Park.
The Angels moved to .500 on the year with an 11-6 win over Detroit Friday night. The Angels powerful offense was once again on full display as they racked up 11 runs which now gives them 83 total for the season -- good for 3rd in the league. The potent Angels offense is led by the dynamic play of Mike Trout -- Trout is leading the team in most categories -- average (.323), homers (5) and hits (21). Albert Pujols is batting .266 with 10 RBI’s as well. The Angels will feature CJ Wilson on the mound Saturday. Wilson has started the season 2-1 with a 3.92 ERA and 21 total strikeouts.
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Detroit struggled to contain the Angels hitters on Friday night and hope to change that Saturday as they send ace Max Scherzer to the mound. Scherzer has had a few no decisions thus far this season but still has 25 total strikeouts and a solid ERA of 2.70. Tori Hunter has been the most productive Tigers hitter so far this season, leading the team in homers with 3 and RBI’s with 10. Ian Kinsler has 20 hits and leads the team with a .351 average from the plate. The Tigers continue to search for a player to emerge to replace the power of Prince Fielder who heads to Texas this offseason.
The Tigers struggled Friday night but I think the time has come for a dominant Scherzer performance and his first win of the year. Look for Hunter to go yard and Scherzer to tame the middle of the Angels lineup as the Tigers get the win to even the series and force a rubber match Sunday afternoon.