Four runs in the bottom of the 9th inning was one run short of what the Detroit Tigers needed to tie the game against the Los Angeles Angels.
Fortunately, they'll have a chance to even up the series on Wednesday evening when the two teams face-off in the second game of their three-game set.
Let's dive into the odds for the game and then I'll give you my best bet.
Angels vs. Tigers odds, run line, and total
Angels vs. Tigers prediction and pick
Patrick Sandoval (4.16 ERA) will get the start for the Angels and he'll face-off against Michael Lorenzen (3.49 ERA) of the Tigers.
Lorenzen has been on fire lately and I see no reason to go against him tonight. He hasn't allowed a run in his last 18.2 innings pitched. Yes, that's correct. That's not a typo. He hasn't allowed an earned run since a June 30th start against the Colorado Rockies.
In terms of the Tigers offense, they should feel confident heading into tonight's game. They get to face a lefty in Sandoval, and their offensive numbers improve significantly when facing left-handed pitchers. For example, their OPS this season improves from .659 against righties up to .696 when facing lefties.
With tonight's odds set as a pick'em, I'll go ahead and back the Tigers at -110 at home.
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