LA Angels at Detroit Tuesday MLB Preview & Betting Tips

Posted by Ted Merrick on June 5, 2017 in

The Los Angeles Angels (29-30) open a midweek series in Detroit against the Tigers (27-28). The Angels have won two of their last four, including a 7-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. The Tigers have a three-game winning streak going, including a 10-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. Let’s take a closer at what to expect in the MLB betting odds in Game 2 on Tuesday night.

LA Angels at Detroit Tuesday MLB Preview & Betting Tips

When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 7:10pm ET
Where: Comerica Park, Detroit
TV: FSW, FSDT
Radio: Los Angeles / Detroit
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Pitching Matchup: Jesse Chavez (4-6, 4.68 ERA) (LA) vs Daniel Norris (2-3, 4.47 ERA) (DET)

Why should you bet on the Angels?

Jesse Chavez has pitched well against the Tigers his last few times out. Over his last 11 ⅔ innings against Detroit, he has not permitted any earned runs. Miguel Cabrera is the only Tiger who has ever hit a home run off Chavez — his only hit against him in seven at-bats. Most of the Angels who have faced Daniel Norris have hit well against him, including Yunel Escobar (.333 lifetime average), Martin Maldonado (1.000), Danny Espinosa (.333) and Albert Pujols (.333, 2 RBI). The Angels have stayed around the .500 mark despite losing Mike Trout to thumb surgery, and they should be able to get to Norris the way they’ve been hitting.

Why should you put your money on the Tigers?

Daniel Norris has led his team to wins in three of his last five starts, despite the fact that he has only finished six innings once over that stretch. He faced the Angels on May 13, permitting seven hits and two earned runs over 5 ⅔ innings in a no-decision. For the season, he has increased his strikeout-to- walk ratio from 1.53 in his first five starts to 2.78 in his last five starts. While the Tigers do have a three-game winning streak going, they need to get a solid outing from Norris to have a chance.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Both teams are scuffling just under the .500 mark at this point in the season, showing inconsistency on the mound and at the plate. However, I see Chavez outpitching Norris and leading the Angels to a 6-4 win.