Heading into game two of this American League matchup, the Tigers (46-55, 22-28 home) will send Michael Lorenzen to the mound against the Angels (52-49, 23-26 away) and Patrick Sandoval. Check out my pick for today’s Los Angeles Angels vs. Detroit Tigers game in Detroit.
LOS ANGELES ANGELS VS DETROIT TIGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Los Angeles Angels -113
This game will be played at Comerica Park at 6:40 ET on Wednesday, July 26th.
WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS:
- In their last ten games, the Angels have a record of 7-3.
- The Angels head into the game having won two straight games.
- Opponents are hitting just .174 against Patrick Sandoval in his last three starts.
LOS ANGELES ANGELS TRYING TO CLOSE GAP IN AL WEST
Overall, the Angels have a record of 52-49 which has them 3rd in the AL West. Los Angeles has rattled off two straight series victories and have an overall series record of 15-15-2. This season, Los Angeles is 29-23 at home and 23-26 on the road.
Los Angeles Angels starter Patrick Sandoval has posted a 5-7 record and 4.16 ERA thus far in 2023. When away from home, his ERA stands at 4.21, but it rises to 5.17 when pitching at Angel Stadium. Sandoval’s WHIP for the season is 1.41, while batters have compiled a .246 average against him and a .350 slugging percentage.
The Los Angeles Angels earned a victory in Patrick Sandoval’s last start, defeating the New York Yankees 5-1. The right-hander tossed 7 1/3 innings of two-hit, one-run ball to secure the win and improve his record for the 2023 season.
For the season, the Angels are 7th in batting average, hitting a combined .256. Over their last ten games, they have hit .252 which is 9th in that span. Los Angeles’ average of 5 runs per game puts them 6th in the league. In terms of home runs, they have gone deep 155 times and have a team slugging percentage of .447.
Over the Angels’ past five contests, Luis Rengifo has been at the forefront of their offensive production, leading the team with two home runs. Across the entire season, he has blasted nine long balls and is hitting .224.
WILL THE DETROIT TIGERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Heading into today’s game, the Tigers are 3rd in the AL Central on an overall record of 46-55. So far, they have played in 34 series, and are below .500 at 15-16-3. This season, the Tigers are 22-28 at home and 24-27 on the road.
Detroit is relying on Michael Lorenzen to keep up his impressive form, as he has earned a victory in three consecutive outings. The right-hander holds an ERA of 3.49 and a 5-6 record for the season, having struck out 76 batters and allowing a .230 batting average. Opposing hitters have managed to post a .364 slugging percentage against Lorenzen thus far in 2023.
Michael Lorenzen earned a victory in his most recent start, shutting out the Royals over seven innings of work. The right-hander allowed just three hits while notching a quality start in the 3-0 win.
This season, the Tigers are 26th in the league at 3.9 runs per game. Over their last ten games, they have a combined batting average of .243 (13th) leading to 4 runs per contest. Overall, they are generating 3.1 walks per game compared to 8 strikeouts. Detroit’s on-base percentage of .299 has them 21st in the MLB.
Over the Tigers’ past five contests, Riley Greene has been at the top of the team’s hit list, batting .470. This season, Greene is maintaining a .315 average and has knocked in 23 runs.