Monday, June 22, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Brett Oberholtzer (2-1) vs. Hector Santiago (4-4)
The Los Angeles Angels welcome the Houston Astros to Angel Stadium on Monday. Brett Oberholtzer is the probable starter for the Astros and he'll face Hector Santiago of the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +114 and Los Angeles at -124. The over/under was set at 8. The Astros, with a 41-29 run line record, cover the spread 59% of the time. They also have a 34-33 over/under record. The Angels have a 32-34 over/under record and a 34-35 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 42% of the time.
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The Astros show up with a 40-30 record, including 17-16 on the road. Brett Oberholtzer has an earned run average of 2.73 and is 2-1 so far on the season while having a 1.44 WHIP. He's pitched 26.1 innings thus far while surrendering 29 hits over that time and when he starts, the Astros are 4-1. The Astros are also 3-2 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 5.8 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.59 and they have given up 139 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 223 and walked 53 batters this season while opposing teams hit .188 against them. Houston has a team average of 8 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.68, they are 10th in the league.
Houston is batting .240 as a team, which is good for 26th in the league and hitting .247 away from home. The Astros hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308 which is good for 22nd in baseball. With 73 hits, Jose Altuve leads the team while his team ranks 24th in hits per game with 8.01.
Los Angeles is 19-15 at home while holding a 35-34 overall record on the season. Hector Santiago is starting this game 4-4 for the season with an earned run average of 2.77 and a WHIP of 1.22. He's pitched 81.1 innings thus far while surrendering 69 hits over that time in which the Angels are 6-7. The Angels are also 6-7 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.3 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.36 and they have given up 164 base hits on the year. The Angels bullpen has struck out 181 batters and walked 62 this season while opposing teams have hit .229 against them. Los Angeles has a team average of 8.14 hits per game and are averaging 8.78 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.38, they are 4th in the league.
They are batting .255 as a team, which is good for 13th in the league and hitting .262 at home. The Angels hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332 which is good for 2nd in baseball. With 77 hits, Mike Trout leads the team while his team ranks 18th in hits per game with 8.41.
Houston has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 36 errors with 768 assists and 1,879 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Angels have accumlated 40 errors while having 578 assists and 1,826 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 34-33 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 41-29 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 32-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 34-35 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/21/15 CF Jake Marisnick Hamstring "?" Monday vs. Los Angeles Angels
06/21/15 2B Jose Altuve Hamstring "?" Monday vs. Los Angeles Angels
05/29/15 P Scott Feldman Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/27)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/14)
04/28/15 SS Jed Lowrie Thumb Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/28)
04/17/15 P Brad Peacock Side Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/14)
Los Angeles Angels
06/21/15 P Jered Weaver Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
06/03/15 P Mike Morin Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/24)
05/28/15 RF Collin Cowgill Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/27)
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Cory Rasmus Abdominal Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros
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