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Angels vs Tigers Picks, Odds & Probable Pitchers (July 27)

John Perrotto

by John Perrotto in MLB Baseball

Updated Jul 26, 2023 · 7:57 PM PDT

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani celebrates in the dugout
Jul 23, 2023; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) is greeted in the dugout after hitting a home run during the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Angels visit the Tigers on Thursday for a doubleheader in Detroit
  • In the first game, Shohei Ohtani (8-5, 3.71) will pitch for the Angels against the Tigers’ Michael Lorenzen (5-6, 3.49)
  • A look at the Angels vs Tigers odds and picks for the first game of the twin bill can be found below 

After getting rained out on Wednesday night, the visiting Los Angeles Angels and Detroit Tigers conclude their three-game series with a doubleheader at 1:10 p.m. ET Thursday at Comerica Park.

The Angels (52-49, 23-26 road) won the series opener 7-6 in 10 innings on Tuesday night for their sixth win in the last seven games. The Tigers (46-55, 22-28 home) had won their previous two games.

MLB Network will broadcast the first game of Thursday’s twin bill.

Angels vs Tigers Odds

Team Moneyline Runline Total
Los Angeles Angels -154 -1.5 (+122) Over 8 (+100)
Detroit Tigers +130 +1.5 (-146) Under 8 (-122)

The Angels are -154 moneyline favorites over the Tigers in the doubleheader opener Thursday in the MLB odds, giving them a 60.63% implied win probability. Los Angeles has +10000 World Series championship odds and Detroit is listed at +80000.

The weather forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies at game time before becoming mostly sunny with a high of 86 and northwest wind at 7 mph.


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Angels vs Tigers Probable Pitchers

In the first game of the doubleheader, two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani (8-5, 3.71) will be the starting pitcher for the Angels and face fellow All-Star Michael Lorenzen (5-6, 3.49). Ohtani will be pitching on five days of rest and Lorenzen on six.

Ohtani was originally scheduled to pitch against the Blue Jays on Friday night in Toronto. However, the Angels opted against having him pitch following a doubleheader on a travel day.

Ohtani vs Lorenzen

Shohei Ohtani
Michael Lorenzen
8-5 Record 5-6
3.71 ERA 3.49
3.94 xERA 4.20
1.12 WHIP 1.09
3.15 SO/W 2.92

Ohtani won his last outing but gave up a career-high four home runs last Friday against the Pittsburgh Pirates at home. He finished with a line of 6.1 innings pitched, six hits, five runs, one walk and nine strikeouts.

In four career starts against the Tigers, Ohtani is 2-1 with a 2.35 ERA.

Ohtani is 3-2 with a 4.60 ERA on the road this season in eight starts and has a 2-1 record and 4.68 ERA in five starts during the day. The Angels are 12-7 when Ohtani pitchers and he has recorded 10 quality starts.

Ohtani is a heavy -750 favorite in the American League MVP odds as he is hitting .299/.398/.688 with 36 home runs, 77 RBIs and 12 stolen bases in 99 games.

Lorenzen is having a fantastic July, winning all three starts and pitching 18.2 scoreless innings. He went seven innings in his last outing on July 20 to beat the Royals in Kansas City as he allowed three hits while striking out three and walking one.

This will be Lorenzen’s first career start versus the Angels. He has no decisions in four relief appearances against them and a 4.50 ERA.

In nine starts at Comerica Park this year, Lorenzen has a 3-3 mark with a 3.78 ERA. He is 2-2 with a 3.94 ERA in eight starts during the day. Lorenzen has made eight quality starts in 17 outings and the Tigers have an 8-9 record when he is on the hill.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Angels Batters Batting Average vs Michael Lorenzen
Chad Wallach 1.000
Eduardo Escobar .500
Mike Moustakas .400
Mickey Moniak .333
Hunter Renfroe .167
Tigers Batters Batting Average vs Shohei Ohtani
Riley Greene 1.000
Akil Baddoo 1.000
Miguel Cabrera .200
Eric Haase .000
Kerry Carpenter .000
Javier Baez .000
Andy Ibanez .000

Angels catcher backup catcher Chad Wallach is 2 for 2 with a double against Lorenzen while right fielder Hunter Renfroe is 1 for 6 with a double.

In limited action against Ohtani, Tigers left fielder Akil Baddoo is 3 for 3 with a double and a walk while center fielder Riley Greene is 1 for 1 with two bases on balls. Conversely, first baseman Miguel Cabrera is hitless in five at-bats and has struck out three times.

Angels vs Tigers Betting Trends

In Tuesday night’s series opener, Mickey Moniak hit a tie-breaking double in the 10th inning to give the Angels the win. Ohtani walked twice and scored two runs.

Andrew Velasquez had three hits for the Angels and Mike Moustakas had two hits and two RBIs.

Rookie shortstop Zach Neto sat out for the third time in four games but is expected to play Thursday.

The Tigers scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to force extra innings but came up short in the 10th. Greene had three hits and Jake Rogers homered while finishing with two hits and two RBIs.

Angels vs Tigers Last 10 Games

Date Home Team Away Team Score
7/25/23 Tigers Angels LAA, 7-6
9/7/22 Angels Tigers DET, 5-4
9/6/22 Angels Tigers LAA, 5-4
9/5/22 Angels Tigers LAA, 10-0
8/21/22 Tigers Angels DET, 4-0
8/20/22 Tigers Angels DET, 4-3
8/19/22 Tigers Angels LAA, 1-0
8/19/21 Tigers Angels LAA, 13-10
8/18/21 Tigers Angels LAA, 3-1
8/17/21 Tigers Angels LAA, 8-2

The Angels have won 10 of 14 games against the Tigers since the start of the 2021 season.

Angels vs Tigers Prediction

Ohtani has not been pitching well lately and Lorenzen is a strong candidate for AL Pitcher of the Month. The Tigers look like a solid home underdog play.

Pick: Tigers ML (+130) 

Season Record: 36-13 (+20.5 units) ML; 2-2 (0.0 units) RL; 2-1 (+1.0 unit) O/U; 0-1 (-1.0 unit) same-game parlays; 2-2 (+3.6) player props; 41-18 (+24.1 units) overall.


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