Tigers vs Angels Prediction - MLB Picks 9/15/23

Los Angeles Angels (68-79) vs Detroit Tigers (67-79)

Game Info: Friday, September 15, 2023 at 9:38 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Griffin Canning (7-6) (4.34) vs Tarik Skubal (5-3) (3.47)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Angels -104 / Detroit Tigers -114 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Detroit Tigers will head out to Anaheim to begin a three-game set with the Los Angeles Angels from Angel Stadium. 

Tigers Preview & Projected Starter

Detroit moved to 67-79 after dropping two of three to Cincinnati. The Detroit offense is scoring 3.04 runs per game, while batting .230, with a .300 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.41 ERA, with a 1.26 WHIP. 

Tarik Skubal (5-3, 3.47 ERA, 75 Ks) will get the call for Detroit. The fourth-year lefty came through with another strong outing against Chicago, striking out nine thru five scoreless frames en route to his second straight win. Skubal capitalized on the Sox poor play with a pair of victories, and he’ll now make his first west coast trip of the season. 

Tigers Player Trends & Props

Spencer Torkelson has recorded a hit in eight of the last nine games, and he leads Detroit in hits (128), home runs (28), and RBI (81). 

Kerry Carpenter is second on team in both homers (20) and runs batted in (60), while batting .294.

Matt Vierling smashed a grand slam in the game three win over Cincy, and he’s posting splits of .268/10/40. 


Angels Preview & Projected Starter

Los Angeles moved to 68-79 after dropping two of three to Seattle. The LAA offense is scoring 4.16 runs per game, while batting .257, with a .333 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.43 ERA, with a 1.36 WHIP. 

Griffin Canning (7-6, 4.34 ERA, 120 Ks) will get the call for Los Angeles. The fourth-year pitcher gave up eight hits and three runs last time out against Cleveland, and took his second straight loss. Canning has held clubs to two runs or less in five of his last seven outings, and he’ll look to get back on track here against Detroit. 

Angels Player Trends & Props

Brandon Drury has produced a run in the five of the last nine games, and he’s posting splits of .263/20/67.

Mike Moustakas has recorded a hit in four straight games, and he’s posting a line of .249/12/45.

Corey’s Free Pick

There’s potential for a sneaky pitching duel here with two of the more unheralded young pitchers in the league. Griffin Canning has been pretty good at home this season, while Tarik Skubal should be able to handle whoever the Angels decide to put on the field. Both pitchers’ props will be worth a look, but test the under for this matchup.

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

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