Angels vs. Tigers - 5/31/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (24-26) at Los Angeles Angels (23-28)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
A Sanchez (3-6) (6.04) vs. H Santiago (3-3) (4.58)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -121 / Detroit Tigers +111 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels play game two of their series late Tuesday night.
The Detroit Tigers look for a win after losing four of their last five games. The Tigers have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Detroit Tigers have an ERA of 4.47 and have lost four straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 62 hits, Victor Martinez has 31 RBI and Miguel Cabrera has 11 home runs. Anibal Sanchez gets the nod, and he’s 3-6 with a 6.04 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 0-3 with a 2.60 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Angels have scored 13 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has picked up as of late, and they’ve won eight of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 59 hits, Mike Trout has 37 RBI and Albert Pujols has 11 home runs. Hector Santiago takes the hill, and he’s 3-3 with a 4.58 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Santiago is 1-4 with a 2.44 ERA and 47 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 9-4 in their last 13 Tuesday games and 0-5 in Sanchezs last 5 starts. The Angels are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 12-4 in Santiagos last 16 starts. The Tigers are 14-45 in the last 59 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Angels are starting to find their groove on the offensive end, which is bad news for a struggling Sanchez. Not to mention the Angels have great success when Santiago takes the mound. I'll side with the Angels at home for the cheap price.