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Detroit Tigers Host Los Angeles Angels in MLB Baseball Betting Action

Los Angeles Angels

vs

Detroit Tigers
Friday, April 18, 2014 7:08 PM ET
Comerica Park

The Detroit Tigers will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Los Angeles Angels pay a visit to Comerica Park.

The Detroit Tigers will turn to Drew Smyly and his 1-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Los Angeles Angels send Jered Weaver (0-2) to the hill.

Los Angeles Angels vs Detroit Tigers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those going with the Detroit Tigers in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -125 at TopBet for Friday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Los Angeles Angels vs Detroit Tigers Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.4-4.7 win for the Angels on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 5.4-4.7 result in favor of the Angels today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Angels vs Detroit Tigers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

7-5 Detroit battles the Angels, currently with a 7-8 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Detroit Tigers vs Los Angeles Angels odds would favor the Tigers if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 13 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Los Angeles is at No. 16.

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How Los Angeles Angels vs Detroit Tigers Stats Matchup

The game also pits Detroit Tigers No. 16-rated offense, averaging 4.08 runs per game, against a Los Angeles Angels defense that ranks No. 24 at 4.73 in runs allowed per game. The Detroit Tigers have averaged 8.67 hits per game so far, less than Los Angeles Angels batters have averaged on the year (9.27 hits per game).

Los Angeles brings the No. 24-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Tigers's No. 13-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Athletics on April 16. Bettors who backed the Angels at -116 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles won a close affair on Wednesday in their last outing, defeating Oakland 5-4 in extra innings at Angel Stadium.

The Tigers were a 7-5 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -142 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Danny Salazar and the Indians 7-5 on Thursday at Comerica Park.

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Detroit, Saturday, April 19th

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