Max Scherzer vs Ervin Santana matchup featured in MLB action
Detroit Tigers vs Los Angeles Angels Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Detroit duelling Los Angeles on Friday at Angel Stadium.
The match puts starter Max Scherzer for the Tigers on the hill facing Ervin Santana for the Angels. Scherzer brings a 15-6 mark to the game, while Santana is 8-11 to date on the season.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Tigers listed as underdogs of -110 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.
The Angels sit at No. 6 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at an American League No. 3 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 9.4 hits per game. The Tigers average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the American League list.
Los Angeles owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 5-rated defense.
Detroit won its last outing, a 7-1 result against the Indians on September 5. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -195 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ubaldo Jimenez and the Indians 7-1 on Wednesday at Comerica Park.
Los Angeles won its last outing, a 7-1 result against the Athletics on September 5. Bettors who backed the Angels at -111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Athletics, a 7-1 final on Wednesday in support of Dan Haren at O.co Coliseum.
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
A few Tigers at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
LA Angels are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels' last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit
Detroit at LA Angels, Saturday, September 8