Detroit Tigers (29-39) vs. Los Angeles Angels (33-35)
June 18, 2021 9:38 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -190 / Detroit Tigers +175; Over/Under: +9
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The Detroit Tigers and the Los Angeles Angels meet Friday in MLB action from Angel Stadium. This will be the second installment in a four-game series between these teams over the weekend. In the opener Thursday, the Angels posted a three-run win. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Detroit swept the Royals this week, winning 10-3 Monday, 4-3 Tuesday and 6-5 in the Wednesday finale. In the Thursday opener versus the Angels, the Tigers coughed up five runs in the seventh during a 7-5 loss. Matt Manning lasted 5.0 innings with two earned on four hits.
For the starter job in the Friday game, the Tigers are sending out Jose Urena. Over his 61.0 innings this year, Urena has 67 hits, 38 runs (35 earned), four homers allowed, 27 walks, 37 Ks and a 5.16 ERA.
Over on the Angels’ side, they had no luck versus the A’s this week, losing 8-5 Monday, 6-4 Tuesday and 8-4 Wednesday. In the Thursday opener, LA had 12 team hits during the victory. Shohei Ohtani put up 6.0 innings with five hits and one earned.
For the starter job in the Friday game, the Angels are going with Alex Cobb. Over his 43.1 innings of work this year, Cobb has 43 hits, 27 runs (24 earned), two homers allowed, 14 walks, 52 Ks and a 4.98 ERA.
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The Tigers are 21-43 in their last 64 road games with the total set at 9.0-10.5 and 81-168 in their last 249 overall. Detroit is 35-75 in their last 110 in game two of a series and 15-41 in their last 56 Friday games.
Meanwhile, the Angels are 4-1 in their last five in game two of a series and 11-29 in their last 40 Friday games. The over is 4-1 in the Angels’ last five in game two of a series and 45-19-2 in their last 66 home games.
PICK: I’m sticking with the Angels here, but probably staying away. Both starting pitchers need a good appearance in this one. Cobb has 10 earned on 10 hits over his last 10.0 innings in two starts. As for Urena, he’s coughed up 10 earned runs over his last two starts in 6.2 innings. This one could get out of hand quickly if neither one of the starters can get it going.