The reeling Los Angeles Angels
are in the Motor City today to open a three game set with the AL Central leading Detroit Tigers
. Tonight’s series opener between the two clubs is scheduled to get underway at 7:08pm ET at Comerica Park. MLB Free Picks
and Odds are favoring the Tigers at -122 on the moneyline ($122 wins $100); the Over/Under is set at nine runs. The Angels are drawing a +112 moneyline to end their current slide.
The Angels, sporting a -14 run differential, 13-20 road record, and a three game losing skid, will attempt to tame the AL Central’s best team with veteran left hander C.J. Wilson this evening.
Fortunately for Los Angeles, Wilson is probably their best option to achieve said goal as he brings a 3.61 ERA and .245 batting against to the hill tonight.
Wilson has also performed well of late, allowing just seven hits and two earned runs in his last two appearances, which were wins over the Yankees and Mariners. Wilson has not been that sharp in his last two road outings, though, giving up 17 hits and nine earned runs over 9.2 innings in losses to the Dodgers and Red Sox.
Countering Wilson for the 42-32 Tigers this evening’s is four year veteran Rick Porcello. Porcello, who owns a 4.74 ERA and 1.17 WHIP, had strung together four consecutive quality starts prior to his last outing. However, the Orioles tagged the New Jersey native for nine hits and six earned runs over six innings in last Wednesday’s 13-3 loss at Comerica Park.
Despite that effort, Porcello is a somewhat respectable 2-1 with a 4.46 ERA in seven home appearances this season. For his career, though, Porcello is a rather unspectacular 3-3 with a 7.68 ERA in eight starts opposite the Angels.
Notable Trends: The Over is 8-2 in the Tigers last 10 games as a home favorite against a left handed pitcher. The Over is 7-0 in the Angels last seven games as a road dog with a total between 8.5 and 9 runs.
Los Angeles Angels +1.5 (-190), Over 9 (-110), +112 (Moneyline)
Detroit Tigers -1.5 (+165), Under 9 (-110), -122 (Moneyline)
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