Angels vs Tigers Prediction - MLB Picks 7/25/23

Detroit Tigers (46-54) vs Los Angeles Angels (51-49)

Game Info: Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 6:40 pm (Comerica Park)

Eduardo Rodriguez (6-5) (2.69) vs Griffin Canning (6-4) (4.52)

Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers -140 / Los Angeles Angels +115 --- Over/Under: 8 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 on Tuesday night at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers continue to play well after the All-Star break, but they are still eight games below .500. The Angels have won six of their last eight games and they are trying to make a run at a playoff spot, but they are dealing with some injuries. 

Angels Preview

The Los Angeles Angels are 51-49 this season and they have won five of their last six games. Los Angeles is coming off of a series win at home against Pittsburgh, where they won two out of three games. Prior to that series win, the Angels won all three games in their series with the Yankees. The Los Angeles pitching staff has a 4.47 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, and a .247 opponent batting average this season. The Angels offense has scored 500 runs with a .255 batting average and a .332 on base percentage. Shohei Ohtani is batting .302 with 36 home runs and 77 RBI’s for the Angels. The projected starting pitcher for Los Angeles is Griffin Canning, who is 6-4 with a 4.52 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP over 79.2 innings pitched this year. 

Tigers Preview

The Detroit Tigers are 46-54 this season and they have won four of their last six games. Detroit played a makeup game on Monday against the Giants, where they won 5-1. Prior to that game, the Tigers lost two out of three games at home to the Padres. The Detroit pitching staff has a 4.40 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a .242 opponent batting average. The Tigers offense has scored 391 runs with a .231 batting average and a .299 on base percentage this year. Spencer Torkelson is batting .233 with 15 home runs and 54 RBI’s for the Tigers. The projected starting pitcher for Detroit is Eduardo Rodriguez, who is 6-5 with a 2.69 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP over 83.2 innings pitched this season.

Detroit Tigers Team Facts

  • The Tigers have lost each of their last eight night games against the Angels at Comerica Park following a home win.
  • The Tigers have failed to cover the run line in each of their last seven night games against the Angels following a win.
  • The Tigers have led after 3 innings in each of their last four games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Tigers have trailed after 5 innings in six of their last eight games as home favourites against AL West opponents.
  • The Tigers have led after 7 innings in each of their last four games against opponents that held a winning record.

Los Angeles Angels Team Facts

  • The Angels have won eight of their last 10 games as underdogs against American League opponents.
  • The Angels have covered the run line in nine of their last 10 games as underdogs against American League opponents.
  • The Angels have led after 3 innings in three of their last four games as underdogs against American League opponents.
  • The Angels have led after 5 innings in each of their last three games as underdogs against American League opponents.
  • The Angels have led after 7 innings in four of their last five games as underdogs against American League opponents.

Detroit Tigers Player Prop Facts

  • Eduardo Rodriguez has recorded six or more strikeouts in eight of his last nine appearances against AL opponents.
  • Riley Greene has recorded two or more total bases in 10 of his last 11 home appearances against AL opponents.
  • Kerry Carpenter has hit at least one home run in two of the Tigers' last three games against AL West opponents.
  • Riley Greene has recorded at least one hit in each of his 11 previous appearances with the Tigers as home favourites against AL opponents.
  • Spencer Torkelson has recorded an RBI in each of the Tigers' last four games at Comerica Park against opponents that held a winning record.

Los Angeles Angels Player Prop Facts

  • Shohei Ohtani has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Angels' last six games against AL Central opponents.
  • Griffin Canning has recorded seven or more strikeouts in each of his last three appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Shohei Ohtani has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Angels' last nine games against AL Central opponents.
  • Shohei Ohtani has hit at least one home run in five of the Angels' last six games against AL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Taylor Ward has recorded at least one hit in 15 of his last 16 appearances after not playing the previous day.
  • Shohei Ohtani ranks 1st amongst qualified players for Slugging Percentage (.674) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Detroit Tigers ranks 28th in the league for on-base percentage this season (.299).
  • The Detroit Tigers ranks T28th in the league for steals this season (46).
  • The Los Angeles Angels ranks 27th in the league for steals this season (49).
  • The Los Angeles Angels ranks 26th in the league for walks allowed this season (371).

Pick

The Tigers were able to avoid being swept with their win on Sunday and they followed that up with a 5-1 win over the Giants on Monday afternoon. Detroit is 7-4 since the All-Star break and has one of their best pitchers on the mound for this game. The Tigers are starting Eduardo Rodriguez, who has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts. Los Angeles is starting Griffin Canning, who has allowed 2, 4, and 5 earned runs in his last three starts. I am going to ride with the Tigers in this game, as Rodriguez continues to increase his trade value. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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