Detroit Tigers (67-79) vs. Los Angeles Angels (68-79)
Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Angels 9/15/23 – As we examine the matchup between the Detroit Tigers (67-79) and Los Angeles Angels (68-79), their W-L standings make it clear neither team will contend for a championship this year, yet both squads still have something to prove as they wrap up 2023 campaigns. In this piece, we will delve deeper into all aspects of tonight’s contest, from starting pitchers to betting odds and trends, before ultimately picking our winner for tonight.
The Detroit Tigers boast a team batting average of .235 with 145 home runs and 572 runs scored this season. Their on-base percentage sits at an impressively modest .302, and their slugging percentage sits at an even more respectable .377. Additionally, the pitching staff maintains an ERA of 4.39 with a WHIP of 1.27 for an overall portfolio that remains balanced yet unspectacular.
The Angels have posted an impressive team batting average of .247 with an incredible 210 homers and 681 runs scored; their on-base and slugging percentages stand at .320 and .428, respectively; however, their pitching hasn’t been up to par, as evidenced by their 4.66 ERA and 1.41 WHIP numbers. For the free accurate MLB picks, stay tuned for expert insights and predictions.
Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Angels Game Info
|Friday, September 15, 2023 at 9:38 PM ET|
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Tarik Skubal (5-3, 3.47 ERA) vs. Griffin Canning (7-6, 4.34 ERA)
Tarik Skubal of the Detroit Tigers comes into this game displaying impressive metrics for a relatively young pitcher. With a 5-3 win-loss record and an ERA of just 3.47, Skubal has been a consistent performer for the Tigers in a challenging season. He has pitched 62.1 innings and allowed just 51 hits while striking out an impressive 75 batters. His walk count stands at a mere 13, and he has only given up 3 home runs, showcasing his remarkable command and control on the mound. His WHIP of 1.03 further underscores his efficiency, making him a challenging matchup for any batting lineup and particularly advantageous against a team like the Angels, who have demonstrated vulnerabilities in their pitching staff.
On the other side of the diamond, the Angels are sending Griffin Canning to the mound. With a 7-6 record, Canning’s win-loss ratio is commendable, but his 4.34 ERA leaves something to be desired, especially when contrasted with Skubal’s figures. Over 110 innings pitched, he’s allowed 105 hits and has a significantly higher home run count at 19. Though he has notched up 120 strikeouts, his 30 walks and WHIP of 1.23 suggest room for improvement in his command. Against a Tigers lineup that has recently found some form, Canning’s tendency to allow hits and home runs may prove to be a liability for the Angels, who are already struggling with an inconsistent season.
MLB Odds/Point Spread: Detroit Tigers -114, TotalOdds: 7.5
Looking at the betting odds, the Tigers are the slight favorites with a moneyline of -114, while the Angels are closely behind at -104. The spread for the Tigers is at -1.5 (+150), and the total is set at 7.5 with the over at -108 and the under at -119.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit has seen the total go UNDER in 7 of their last 10 games, and they’re 1-5 SU against the Angels recently. Their road performance also reflects a penchant for low-scoring affairs, with the total going UNDER in 12 of their last 15 road games. However, oddly, the total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit’s last 8 games when playing on the road against the Angels.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels are 5-12 SU in their last 17 games, indicating a rough patch. Against Detroit, the total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 meetings. While they’re 3-8 SU in their last 11 home games, the total has gone OVER in 7 of their last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit, consistent with Detroit’s trend.
Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Angels 9/15/23 Betting Picks
Considering the superior metrics of Detroit’s starting pitcher Tarik Skubal and the recent betting trends of both teams, particularly the OVER tendencies when these teams meet at Angel Stadium, the smart bet here seems to be Detroit Tigers on the Moneyline and the OVER 7.5.
Given the Angels’ shaky pitching and Detroit’s recent form against American League opponents (7-3 SU), along with the pitching edge of Skubal over Canning, Detroit should eke out a victory in a game that sees the total creeping over the 7.5 mark. For the free winning sports picks, stay tuned for expert insights and predictions.
Free Pick and Prediction: Detroit Tigers will win 5-4.