Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: C.J. Wilson (8-7) vs. Collin McHugh (11-5)
The Los Angeles Angels take on the Houston Astros on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park. C.J. Wilson is the probable starter for the Angels and he'll face Collin McHugh of the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +111 and Houston at -121. The over/under was set at 8. The Angels have a 44-50 over/under record and a 51-47 run line mark, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Astros are 56-44 against the run line and have a 45-50 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
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The Angels come into this game with a 55-43 record, and they are 23-22 away from home. C.J. Wilson has a 8-7 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.59 and a 1.21 WHIP. In his starts, the Angels are 11-9 over his 128 innings pitched this season while giving up 112 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-13. He is getting 3.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.40 and they have given up 237 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 239 and walked 83 batters this season while opposing teams hit .233 against them. Los Angeles has a team average of 8.17 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.84 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.36, they are 4th in the league.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .253, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .247 average away from home. The Angels hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 4th in baseball. With 113 hits, Mike Trout leads the team while his team ranks 22nd in hits per game with 8.36.
With a 55-45 overall record, Houston will come into this game 33-17 at home. Collin McHugh has a record of 11-5 while sporting an earned run average of 4.25 on the year with a 1.28 WHIP. In his starts, the Astros are 13-7 and he has allowed 134 hits over 127 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-9. He is getting 4.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.68 and they have given up 205 base hits on the year. The Astros bullpen has struck out 278 batters and walked 84 this season while opposing teams have hit .196 against them. Houston has a team average of 8.01 hits per game and are averaging 7.63 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.51, they are 9th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .242 average at home. The Astros hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308 which is good for 20th in baseball. With 112 hits, Jose Altuve leads the team while his team ranks 25th in hits per game with 8.09.
Los Angeles has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 54 errors with 882 assists and 2,615 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Astros have accumlated 50 errors while having 1075 assists and 2,675 put outs leading to a .987 fielding percentage.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 44-50 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 51-47 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 45-50 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 56-44 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
07/27/15 LF Matt Joyce Concussion doubtful
07/22/15 3B David Freese Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/22)
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 60 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)
07/02/15 RF George Springer Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
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 60 day disabled list (4/14)
Josh's Pick: Take the Astros
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