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Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Angels - 5/7/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Angels at Detroit Tigers
Date & Time Tuesday May 7, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Comerica Park
Detroit, MI
The Line
Los Angeles Angels -147 / Detroit Tigers +125 -- O/U: 9
TV Channel
FS-Detroit, FS-West
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The Los Angeles Angels and the Detroit Tigers meet in game one of a three game set in MLB action from Comerica Park on Tuesday night.

The Los Angeles Angels will look to bounce back after a pair of losses to the Houston Astros including a 10-4 loss to the ‘Stros in the series finale on Sunday. Jonathan Lucroy went 2 for 4 with a pair of home runs and three RBIs while David Fletcher added a solo home run to cap off L.A.’s scoring as a team in the loss. Kole Calhoun added a double while Brian Goodwin added a base hit as well as the Halos put up just six hits as a team in the losing effort. Matt Harvey took the loss, falling to 1-3 after allowing five runs on five hits over 4.2 innings of work. Griffin Canning will start game one and is 0-0 with a 6.23 ERA and 6 strikeouts this season. This will be Canning’s first career start against Detroit.

The Detroit Tigers will look to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last six games following a series victory against the Royals, taking game three on Sunday by a final score of 5-2. Brandon Dixon had a walk-off three run home run while Nick Castellanos and Miguel Cabrera each went 2 for 5 with an RBI to round out Detroit’s scoring in the win with Cabrera adding a double. Ronny Rodriguez and JaCoby Jones each had a double with Rodriguez going 2 for 5 while Niko Goodrum added a base knock as well in the win. Spencer Turnbull went seven innings, allowing one run on six hits while striking out seven, not factoring in the decision. Buck Farmer got the win to improve his record to 2-2 this season. Daniel Norris will start game one and is 1-0 with a 3.47 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. In his career, Norris is 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA and 11 strikeouts against the Angels.

Los Angeles is 4-15 in their last 19 road games and 1-7 in their last 8 games against a left-handed starter while the over is 8-3 in their last 11 games overall. Detroit is 14-41 in their last 55 games against the AL West and 4-1 in their last 5 series opening matchups while the under is 6-1-1 in Norris’ last 8 home starts. Los Angeles is 31-12 in the last 43 meetings between these two teams.

This line is a bit baffling to me if we are being honest. The Angels have the better lineup sure, but the Halos have struggled on the road and Canning is still getting his feet wet as a major league starter and gave up three runs in just 4.1 innings in his debut. Detroit isn’t a world beating lineup by any means, but they still have some pop in their bats and Norris has allowed one run or less in two of his three starts this season, so I’ll take a shot with Detroit and the plus money at home in this one.

Pick:
Detroit +125

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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