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Los Angeles Angels vs. Detroit Tigers - 8/7/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Tigers (47-66) at Los Angeles Angels (56-58)
Date & Time Tuesday August 7, 2018, 10:07 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Los Angeles Angels -170 / Detroit Tigers +160 --- Over/Under: 8
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MLB | Detroit Tigers (47-66) at Los Angeles Angels (56-58)
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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 victory here in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Tigers have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Detroit Tigers have lost seven of their last 10 games when allowing at least two runs. Offensively, Nicholas Castellanos leads the Tigers with 124 hits and 59 RBI while Jose Iglesias and Jeimer Candelario have combined for 180 hits and 85 RBI. Jacob Turner gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 15.88 ERA and two strikeouts this season. Turner is 0-3 with a 13.50 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels could also use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Angels have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 118 hits and 52 RBI while Mike Trout and Justin Upton have combined for 219 hits and 121 RBI. Andrew Heaney gets the ball, and he is 6-7 with a 3.75 ERA and 116 strikeouts this season. This will be Heaney’s second career game against the Tigers.

The Tigers are 4-9 in their last 13 during game 2 of a series, 15-38 in their last 53 road games and 7-19 in their last 26 Tuesday games. The Angels are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 4-1 in their last 5 home games. The Tigers are 17-46 in the last 63 meetings in Los Angeles, 12-28 in the last 40 meetings and the under is 14-5 in the last 19 meetings.

Turner has pitched just 5.2 innings this season, and he was rocked in all 5.2 of them. Even when Turner pitched for the Natonals last season, he wasn't the toughest pitcher in the world to hit. Heaney has been very solid this season, especially at home where he has a 2.44 ERA and an allowed batting average of .197. I'm not sure I want to lay this big juice with a losing and inconsistent teams such as the Angels, but the pitching advantage forces me to do it anyway.

Los Angeles Angels -170

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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