Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Garrett Richards (10-7) vs. Lance McCullers (4-3)
The Los Angeles Angels visit Minute Maid Park on Wednesday to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Garrett Richards for the Angels and Lance McCullers for the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -107 and Houston at -103. The over/under was set at 8. The Angels, with a 51-47 run line record, cover the spread 43% of the time. They also have a 44-50 over/under record. 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.
The Angels come into this game with a 55-43 record, and they are 23-22 away from home. Starting pitcher Garrett Richards holds a 10-7 record with an earned run average of 3.25 and a WHIP of 1.18. He's pitched 116.1 innings thus far while surrendering 98 hits over that time and when he starts, the Angels are 11-7. The Angels are also 9-9 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.40 and they've given up 237 hits on the season. 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 14th in the league while putting together a .247 average away from home. Ranked at 4th in the league in on-base percentage, the Angels sit at .328 and they hold a .425 team slugging percentage. 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. With an earned run average of 2.60, Lance McCullers will come into this game holding a 4-3 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He's pitched 69.1 innings thus far while surrendering 53 hits over that time in which the Astros are 5-7. The Astros are also 4-5 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.68 and they have given up 205 hits on the season. 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. Ranked at 20th in the league in on-base percentage, the Astros sit at .308 and they hold a .422 team slugging percentage. With 112 hits, Jose Altuve leads the team while his team ranks 25th in hits per game with 8.09.
The Angels have committed 54 errors and have combined for 882 assists and 2,615 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. 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
07/28/15 LF Matt Joyce Concussion 7-day DL (7/27)
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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