Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Angels - 8/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (63-61) at Detroit Tigers (59-65)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
Jered Weaver (5-9) (4.34) vs. A Simon (11-7) (4.52)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +106 / Los Angeles Angels -116 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Detroit, FS-West
The Detroit Tigers and the Los Angele Angels face off on Tuesday in Detroit for game one of their MLB series.
The Detroit Tigers have been a mainstay in the post-season in recent years but that run is likely coming to an end. The Tigers are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 29-33 at home this season, and they trail the Royals by 16 games in the American League Central. As a team the Tigers are hitting .274 with Miguel Cabrera hitting .367, Jose Iglesias hitting .306, and Ian Kinsler hitting .304. he Tigers pitching staff has an ERA of 4.45 with the starters at 4.53 and the bullpen at 4.29. For game one against the Angels the Tigers start Alfredo Simon who has allowed 141 hits and 69 earned runs while striking out 91 over 137.1 innings for an 11-7 record and a 4.52 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Angels have lost their last four games and are falling further back in the American League Wildcard race. The Angles are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 24-34 on the road, and they are 5.5 games back in the American League West and 1.5 games behind the Rangers for the final Wildcard spot in the AL. As a team the Angels are hitting .244 with Mike Trout hitting .297, Erick Aybar hitting .271, and Kole Calhoun hitting .270. The Angels pitching staff has an ERA of 3.84 with the starters at 3.93 and the bullpen at 3.65. For game one against the Tigers the Angels start Jered Weaver who has allowed 117 hits and 55 earned runs while striking out 64 over 114 innings for a 5-9 record and a 4.34 ERA.
Detroit is 1-4 against the AL West, 2-7 in their last nine home games against a right-handed starter, and 8-3 in Simon’s last 11 home starts. Los Angeles is 5-1 following an of day, 3-14 in their last 17 road games, and 2-5 in Weaver’s last seven starts. Los Angeles is 19-7 in their last 26 games against Detroit.
The Tigers are a shell of their former selves but the Angels aren’t to be trusted so I have to go with Detroit here.