Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Angels - 8/27/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (64-61) at Detroit Tigers (59-66)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 1:08 pm (Comerica Park)
A Heaney (5-2) (3.39) vs. R Wolf (0-1) (3.86)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +110 / Los Angeles Angels -120 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Detroit, FS-West
The Los Angeles Angels look to get in the win column at the Detroit Tigers in Thursday action.
The Los Angeles Angels still have a shot at winning the American League West and might if they find some consistency. Consistency will have to wait another day after a 5-0 loss at Detroit on Wednesday night. Starter Hector Santiago was charged with all five runs on seven hits including three homers over 4.1 frames. That was all she wrote with the offense logging a pair of walks and a Chris Iannetta double. Matt Shoemaker is scheduled to be on the hill against the Tigers for the second time this season. Shoemaker has struggled the past two times out with 13 runs scored on 16 hits over 7.1 innings.
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At this point in the season the Detroit Tigers are playing for respectability with an eye towards next season. The slumping Tigers had dropped five in a row before Justin Verlander displayed Cy Young form from the past with a complete game one hitter while striking out nine to win his second game. The offense didn’t waste the performance with Miguel Cabrera and JD Martinez going deep and driving in two while Nick Castellanos went solo. Veteran left hander Randy Wolf makes his second start of the year when he opposes Detroit. Wolf dropped a 5-3 decision to Texas with four runs allowed (three earned) on nine hits in seven frames.
The Angels are 3-13 in their last 16 road games and are 36-15 in their last 51 games as a favorite while going 15-5 in Shoemaker’s last 20 road starts. The over is 8-3 in Detroit’s last 11 Thursday games and is 37-18-2 in their last 57 on grass. The Angels are 20-7 in the last 27 meetings. Shoemaker has struggled and Wolf is an unknown so perhaps the over?