Los Angeles Angels at Detroit Tigers - 8/19/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (45-75) vs Los Angeles Angels (51-67)
Game Info: Friday, August 19, 2022 at 7:10 pm (Comerica Park)
Matt Manning (0-0) (3.24) vs Patrick Sandoval (3-8) (3.42)
Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers +110 / Los Angeles Angels -130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Angels will play the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of their series at Comerica Park on Friday night.
The Los Angeles Angels are 51-67 this season and have lost four of their last six games. Los Angeles is coming off of a series loss against Seattle, where they lost all three games. The Los Angeles pitching staff has a 3.91 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a .233 opponent batting average this season. The Angels offense has scored 455 runs with a .228 batting average and a .296 on base percentage. Shohei Ohtani is batting .265 with 27 home runs and 72 RBI’s for the Angels this season. The projected starter for Los Angeles is Patrick Sandoval, who is 3-8 with a 3.42 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP over 100 innings pitched this season.
The Detroit Tigers are 45-75 this season and have lost nine of their last eleven games. Detroit is coming off of a series win against Cleveland, where they won two out of the three games in the series. The Detroit pitching staff has a 4.05 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a .248 opponent batting average. The Tigers offense has scored 384 runs with a .226 batting average and a .282 on base percentage this year. Javier Baez is batting .227 with 11 home runs and 45 RBI’s for the Tigers this season. The projected starter for Detroit is Matt Manning, who is 0-0 with a 3.24 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP over 25 innings pitched this season.
Los Angeles is 24-50 in their last 74 games and 4-1 in their last 5 road games. The over is 4-1-2 in Los Angeles’ last 7 Friday games. Detroit is 9-28 in their last 37 games and 0-4 in their last 4 home games. The under is 12-3-3 in Detroit’s last 18 game one’s of a series. Los Angeles is 40-16 in these two teams last 56 head to head meetings.
Both of these teams have had their struggles this season and are out of playoff contention. Los Angeles has absolutely owned the Tigers in their last 56 meetings, winning 40 of those games. Los Angeles is starting Patrick Sandoval, who has allowed four runs over his last 16 innings pitched. For the Tigers, Matt Manning has allowed seven runs over his last 17 innings. It sounds like Mike Trout will be making his return to the lineup for this game as well. I like the Angels here.
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