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Los Angeles Angels vs. Detroit Tigers - 7/30/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels
Date & Time Tuesday July 30, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)
Angel Stadium
Anaheim, California
The Line
The Line: Detroit Tigers +212 / Los Angeles Angels -256 -- Over/Under: 10
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The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels meet Tuesday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.

The Detroit Tigers could use a win after losing 12 of their last 14 games. The Tigers have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 13 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 178 hatstand 75 RBI. Drew VerHagen gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 14.40 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. VerHagen is 0-0 with a 7.36 ERA and one strikeout in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Angels have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine 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 111 hits and 39 RBI while Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun have combined for 195 hits and 143 RBI. Griffin Canning gets the ball, and he is 3-6 with a 5.15 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. This will be Canning’s second career game against the Tigers.

The Tigers are 12-39 in their last 51 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 0-5 in VerHagen's last 5 starts. The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 1-6 in their last 7 home games and 5-2 in Canning's last 7 home starts. The Tigers are 18-49 in the last 67 meetings in Los Angeles and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 6-1 in Angels last 7 Tuesday games. The over is 5-2 in Tigers last 7 games following a win.

VerHagen has allowed 16 hits and 16 earned runs in 10 innings this season, and he has 14 walks to 10 strikeouts. Canning has allowed 18 hits and 16 earned runs in his last 11.2 innings, and he has a 5.02 ERA at home through 37.2 innings. Just a bunch of bad pitching in this starting matchup. The Detroit Tigers haven't won back-to-back games since May 29-31. This is one of those games where you either pinch your nose and back the Angels or walk away. So, if forced to pick, I'd side with the Angels and tae the RL to shave down a steep ML price. 

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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