Sunday, September 13, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers (2-1) vs. Andrew Heaney (6-3)
The Houston Astros head to Angel Stadium on Sunday to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Mike Fiers for the Astros and Andrew Heaney for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -102 and Los Angeles at -108. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Astros, with a 75-66 run line record, cover the spread 53% of the time. They also have a 63-72 over/under record. The Angels are 61-79 against the run line and have a 66-69 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
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The Astros show up with a 76-65 record, including 28-41 on the road. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers holds a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 2.92 and a WHIP of 1.11. In his starts, the Astros are 3-2 over his 37 innings pitched this season while giving up 25 hits during those innings. The Astros are also 3-2 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 5.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 302 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 2.93. The bullpen has struck out 401 and walked 120 batters this season while opposing teams hit .205 against them. Houston has a team average of 7.97 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.92 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.39, they are 4th in the league.
Houston ranks 28th in the league in team batting average at .244 while hitting .240 on the road. The Astros on-base percentage sits at .309, which puts them at 23rd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .424. With 169 hits, Jose Altuve leads the team while his team ranks 29th in hits per game with 8.18.
Los Angeles is 43-30 at home while holding a 71-69 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 3.52, Andrew Heaney will come into this game holding a 6-3 record and a 1.16 WHIP. In his starts, the Angels are 9-5 and he has allowed 81 hits over 84.1 innings pitched this season. The Angels are also 8-6 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 5.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 379 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.71. The Angels bullpen has struck out 363 batters and walked 135 this season while opposing teams have hit .242 against them. Los Angeles has a team average of 8.23 hits per game and are averaging 8.75 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.43, they are 5th in the league.
They rank 21st in the league in team batting average with a .251 average while hitting .256 at home. The Angels on-base percentage sits at .328, which puts them at 2nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .416. With 145 hits, Mike Trout leads the team while his team ranks 27th in hits per game with 8.32.
In terms of team defense, the Astros have a fielding percentage of .987 with 67 total errors, 1,432 assists and 3,776 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Angels have accumulated 80 errors while having 1,284 assists and 3,737 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 63-72 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 75-66 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 66-69 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 61-79 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/11/15 P Scott Feldman Shoulder out for season
08/30/15 C Jason Castro Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/29)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/14), out for season
04/17/15 P Brad Peacock Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14); out for season
Los Angeles Angels
09/08/15 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm out indefinitely
08/26/15 2B Johnny Giavotella Eye Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/21)
07/31/15 P C.J. Wilson Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/29); out for season
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros
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