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Los Angeles Angels vs. Detroit Tigers - 7/29/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels
Date & Time Monday July 29, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Angel Stadium
Anaheim, California
The Line
The Line: Detroit Tigers +195 / Los Angeles Angels -235 -- Over/Under: 10.5
TV Channel
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The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels meet Monday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.

The Detroit Tigers could use a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Tigers have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Detroit Tigers haven’t won a game when scoring three or less runs since June 12. Nicholas Castellanos leads the Tigers with 108 hits and 36 RBI while Miguel Cabrera and Niko Goodrum have combined for 176 hits and 72 RBI. Jordan Zimmermann gets the ball, and he is 0-8 with a 7.57 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Zimmermann is 0-2 with a 2.70 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Angels have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Angels have won nine of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 110 hits and 38 RBI while Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun have combined for 193 hits and 142 RBI. Jaime Barria gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 6.63 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. This will be Barria’s second career game against the Tigers.

The Tigers are 22-46 in their last 68 during game 1 of a series, 8-22 in their last 30 Monday games and 7-20 in Zimmermann's last 27 starts. The Angels are 7-2 in their last 9 during game 1 of a series, 0-4 in their last 4 vs. American League Central and 4-1 in Barria's last 5 starts. The Tigers are 13-38 in the last 51 meetings in Los Angeles and 17-35 in the last 52 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Barria's last 4 starts overall. The over is 8-3 in Zimmermann's last 11 starts overall.

Zimmermann has allowed 36 hits and 24 runs in his last 15.1 innings, and the Tigers have lost 10 of the last 11 games he's pitched. Barria has allowed 16 hits and 13 runs in his last 13.2 innings, but he does have a 2.04 ERA and .219 allowed batting average in 17.2 innings. The bottom line here is that the Detroit Tigers remain unbackable with an offense that can't score and the fact they're easily the worst team in baseball in terms of money lost. Zimmermann has also been liquid garbage this season and nobody should be looking to back him. Give me the Los Angeles Angels, and I'll take the RL to trim down the hefty ML price.

Pick:
Los Angeles Angels -1.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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