The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels meet today from Detroit. All MLB odds can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Tigers are battling for a postseason spot and they battled back for a nice victory yesterday versus the Angels. Prince Fielder led the way with three hits as the Tigers scored 5 runs on 14 hits for the game. This afternoon the Tigers will start Max Scherzer who has allowed 151 hits in 147 innings of work good enough for you 4.27 ERA.
The Angels need to win and need to start winning quickly to have any hopes of making the playoffs. They lost on Saturday and scored just three runs on six hits as a team. This afternoon they will start Ervin Santana who has won his last three decisions. Santana is pitching to a 5.46 ERA in 141 innings of work.
Detroit is 7-2 in their last nine games as a favorite, 21-6 in their last 27 home games, and 21-8 in Scherzer’s last 29 home starts. Los Angeles is 4-1 in their last five games overall, 2-6 in their last eight game three of a series, and 3-10 in Santana’s last 13 starts against a team with a winning record. Los Angeles is 4-1 in Santana’s last five starts against the Tigers.
The total in this game is set very high. We expect both pitchers to pitch better than expected and will take the under for total runs scored in this game at the sports book.