The clock is ticking on the MLB season, and there are still a number of teams with some work to do if they want to get into the playoffs. Both the LA Angels and the Detroit Tigers still feel as though they can get in, but both will also have to improve their baseball odds if they want to land one of those coveted postseason spots. These two will close out a 3-game series on Thursday in Detroit.
Los Angeles Angels vs Detroit Tigers MLB Game PreviewDate/Time: Thursday, August 27th, 1:08 PMVenue: Comerica Park, Detroit, MITV: FS-WRadio: KLAA 830Opening line: Detroit -105, LA Angels -105 Andrew Heaney (5-2, 3.39 ERA) will start for the Angels, and will need to bounce back after a rough start last time out.The Tigers (59-66) are 5.5 games back in the Wild Card race, but the chances of them actually getting into the postseason are pretty much slim to none at this point. They are certainly not doing anything to help their own cause, as the loss to the Angels on Monday saw them extend their losing streak to 5 games. They are having similar problems to the Angels in that they seem to be unable to keep their opponents off the score board right now. They have given up 31 runs in their past 5 games, including 20 in their last two. The fact that they have had to send two of their starting pitchers to the DL is not likely to help their cause, and is one of the main reasons why they are realistically looking at next season as opposed to a playoff spot. Randy Wolf (0-1, 3.86 ERA) will get his second start of the season on Thursday.
Key Betting Trends
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels’s last 5 games
- LA Angels is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games