The AL Central go against the American League West as the Tigers battle with the Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California in game two of a three-game set. The Detroit Tigers have took three of the first four games between these teams in 2018. Pitching most likely Probables for tonight: Mike Fiers (7-6, 3.48 ERA) will toe the rubber for the Tigers and he will be opposed by Andrew Heaney (6-7, 3.75 ERA).
- 8-2 in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400
- 46-17 their last 63 home games in the series
- 15-37 in their last 52 vs. the American League West
- 14-39 in their last 53 road games vs. a team with a winning home record
Of the 10,000 times my advanced computer has simulated this game, the Over hits nearly two-thirds of the time, averaging 10 runs. That’s two scores above the run line, which flies in the face of recent trends. Detroit hasn’t scored more than a run in three straight games, L.A. has scored three or fewer in four of five. But the matchups favor the batters here; look for enough of an offensive turnaround to push the total over.
Prediction: OVER 8