Angels vs. Tigers - 6/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (24-27) at Los Angeles Angels (24-28)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
Michael Fulmer (4-1) (3.97) vs. M Shoemaker (3-5) (5.96)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -109 / Detroit Tigers -101 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels look to complete the sweep of the Detroit Tigers Wednesday night.
The Detroit Tigers need a win in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Tigers have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Detroit Tigers have an ERA of 4.49 and have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 64 hits, Victor Martinez has 32 RBI and Miguel Cabrera has 12 home runs. Michael Fulmer gets the ball, and he’s 4-1 with a 3.97 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. This will be Fulmer’s first career game against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Angels have scored 22 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has picked up recently, and they’ve won nine of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 61 hits, Albert Pujols has 36 RBI and Kole Calhoun has four home runs. Matt Shoemaker takes the hill, and he’s 3-5 with a 5.96 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Shoemaker is 2-0 with a 0.46 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 4-0 in Fulmers last 4 starts. The Angels are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. American League Central and 3-13 in Shoemakers last 16 home starts. The Tigers are 14-46 in the last 60 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-21 in the last 27 meetings overall.
The Tigers are in another one of their slumps, and the Angels are gaining confidence more and more while scoring runs consistenly. Also, Tuesday's walkoff win is only going to help. I like the Angels to complete the sweep here.