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Dan Haren vs Drew Smyly matchup featured in MLB action

Los Angeles AngelsDetroit Tigers
Aug 25, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Los Angeles Angels vs Detroit Tigers Odds

66-60TEAM RECORD67-58

The Detroit Tigers host Los Angeles on Saturday, looking to build on their 67-58 mark against the 66-60 Angels in MLB betting action at Comerica Park.

Dan Haren, with a record of 8-10 on the season, gets the ball for the Angels, while the Tigers trot Drew Smyly to the mound in this one. He is 4-3 so far in 2012.

View LA Angels vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Tigers as -110 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 10 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 3 in the American League and the Angels at No. 7 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 7 ranked American League offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 in the American League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Tigers have been averaging 9.1 hits per game, less than the Angels have managed so far this season (9.4 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Angels own the American League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Los Angeles at -104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Los Angeles looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Tigers, a 2-1 final on Friday in support of Zack Greinke at Comerica Park.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Angels at Tigers trends to consider:
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of LA Angels' last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
Detroit is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
LA Angels at Detroit, Sunday, August 26