Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Collin McHugh (7-3) vs. C.J. Wilson (5-5)
The Houston Astros head to Angel Stadium on Tuesday to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The Astros send Collin McHugh to the mound to face C.J. Wilson of the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +112 and Los Angeles at -122. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Astros have a 35-33 over/under record and a 42-29 run line mark, meaning they cover 59% of the time. The Angels have a 32-35 over/under record and a 35-35 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 43% of the time.
The Astros show up with a 41-30 record, including 18-16 on the road. Starting pitcher Collin McHugh holds a 7-3 record with an earned run average of 5.04 and a WHIP of 1.34. In his starts, the Astros are 9-5 over his 85.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 94 hits during those innings. The Astros are also 9-4 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 5.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.56 and they've given up 141 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 226 and walked 55 batters this season while opposing teams hit .186 against them. Houston has a team average of 7.95 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.81 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.65, they are 9th in the league.
Houston ranks 25th in the league in team batting average at .241 while hitting .248 on the road. Ranked at 20th in the league in on-base percentage, the Astros sit at .309 and they hold a .427 team slugging percentage. With 73 hits, Jose Altuve leads the team while his team ranks 24th in hits per game with 8.04.
Los Angeles is 19-15 at home while holding a 35-35 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 3.39, C.J. Wilson will come into this game holding a 5-5 record and a 1.12 WHIP. In his starts, the Angels are 7-7 and he has allowed 77 hits over 93 innings pitched this season. The Angels are also 4-9 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 3.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.33 and they have given up 164 hits on the season. The Angels bullpen has struck out 181 batters and walked 62 this season while opposing teams have hit .227 against them. Los Angeles has a team average of 8.13 hits per game and are averaging 8.73 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.36, they are 4th in the league.
They rank 11th in the league in team batting average with a .259 average while hitting .267 at home. Ranked at 2nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Angels sit at .335 and they hold a .439 team slugging percentage. With 79 hits, Mike Trout leads the team while his team ranks 16th in hits per game with 8.53.
The Astros have committed 36 errors and have combined for 778 assists and 1,906 put outs leading to a .987 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Angels have accumlated 40 errors while having 584 assists and 1,850 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 35-33 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 42-29 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 32-35 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 35-35 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/22/15 CF Jake Marisnick Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/19)
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 (6/21)
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros
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