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Detroit Tigers vs. L.A. Angels Total Pick

Time: 10:05 PM EST Thursday July 24, 2014 FSW /MLBN

Location: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California

The L.A. Angels host the Detroit Tigers in am American League match up.

In their last games: The Tigers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-5 and the Angels beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2.

The Tigers jumped out to a 7-0 lead in their game facing the Diamondbacks and went on for the 11-5 win.

The Angels got a bases loaded walk in the 8th inning against the Orioles in the walk-off 3-2 win.

Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Tigers are 4-1 in Max Scherzers last 5 road starts.

The Angels are 5-1 in Gerrett Richards’ last 6 home starts.

The Angels are 10-2 in their last 12 games against the Tigers.

Pitching Match Up
Detroit Tigers: Max Scherzer (11-3, 3.34 ERA)
Los Angeles Angels: Garrett Richards (11-2, 2.47 ERA)

Betting Odds

Money Line: Tigers +105 / Angels -115
Run Line: Los Angeles -1.5 +175
Total Line: 7 Over -125

Straight up, Over/Under and Runline Records
Detroit Tigers: 55-42 SU / O/U 51-42 / Run Line W/L 43-54
L.A. Angels: 59-40 SU / O/U 51-43 / Run Line W/L 54-45

Key Betting Trends
• DET is 13-3 in their last 16 games as a road underdog.
• DET is 13-4 in their last 17 road games.
• DET has an Under record of 7-3 in their last 10 games.
• LA is 22-7 in their last 29 overall.
• LA is 35-16 in their last 51 home games.
• CHI has an Over record of 4-1-1 in their last 5 games.

Key Player Injuries

TIGERS
Andy Dirks Recovery from back surgery on 60-day DL(3/29)
Joel Hanrahan Recovery from right elbow surgery on 60-day DL(5/2)
Jose Iglesias Bilateral tibial stress fractures on 60-day DL(3/29)
Patrick McCoy Strained right hamstring on 15-day DL(7/6)
Luke Putkonen Right elbow inflammation on 60-day DL(4/19)
Bruce Rondon Right elbow surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(3/29)

ANGELS
Ryan Brasier Right elbow strain on 60-day DL(3/21)
Sean Burnett Torn left UCL – out for season on 60-day DL(5/28)
Collin Cowgill Nasal fracture – out 4-6 weeks on 15-day DL(7/13)
Grant Green Lumbar strain on 15-day DL(7/21)
Brian Moran Left elbow surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(3/21)
C.J. Wilson Sprained right ankle on 15-day DL(7/10)

Over/Under Total Pick:

The Tigers ace Max Scherzer has pitched well in his last 5 giving up 7 runs in 34 innings. Los Angeles starter Garrett Richards has been super sharp as of late with 9 quality starts in a row yielding 9 earned runs in 65 frames, shutting out his opponent 3 times during that span. We think the pitching matchup here justifies a play on the under.
Take UNDER 7 +105.

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