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

Detroit Tigers (47-67) at Los Angeles Angels (57-58)
Date & Time Wednesday August 8, 2018, 4:07 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -150 / Detroit Tigers +140 --- Over/Under: 8.5
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MLB | Detroit Tigers (47-67) at Los Angeles Angels (57-58)
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The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels meet Wednesday in MLB action at Angel Stadium. 

The Detroit Tigers could use a victory here in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Tigers have allowed 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Detroit Tigers have lost six of their last seven games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Nicholas Castellanos leads the Tigers with 126 hits and 59 RBI while Jose Iglesias and Jeimer Candelario have combined for 183 hits and 88 RBI. Blaine Hardy gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 3.25 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. Hardy is 0-0 with a 1.50 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels look for another win after losing six of their last nine games. The Angels have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 120 hits and 53 RBI while Mike Trout and Justin Upton have combined for 221 hits and 123 RBI. Jaime Barria gets the ball, and he is 6-7 with a 3.84 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. This will be Barria’s first career game against the Tigers.

The Tigers are 15-39 in their last 54 road games, 2-5 in Hardys last 7 starts on grass and 2-5 in Hardys last 7 starts. The Angels are 4-11 in their last 15 during game 3 of a series, 1-4 in Barrias last 5 home starts and 2-7 in Barrias last 9 starts. The Tigers are 17-47 in the last 64 meetings in Los Angeles, 12-29 in the last 41 meetings and the under is 20-8 in the last 28 meetings.

The Detroit Tigers have been getting blasted during this five-game losing streak, and while Hardy has been solid recently, they've still lost four of the last five times he's pitched. Barria is allowing just a .237 batting average at home this season, and the has a hot Angels offense backing him up. I like the Angels to get the job done here.

Los Angeles Angels -150

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