Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Nicholas Tropeano (2-2) vs. Mike Fiers (2-1)
The Los Angeles Angels visit Minute Maid Park on Wednesday to play the Houston Astros. The Angels send Nicholas Tropeano to the mound to face Mike Fiers of the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +158 and Houston at -168. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Angels, with a 66-84 run line record, cover the spread 46% of the time. They also have a 70-73 over/under record. The Astros are 80-71 against the run line and have a 68-75 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Angels come into this game with a 76-74 record, and they are 32-43 away from home. Starting pitcher Nicholas Tropeano holds a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 5.06 and a WHIP of 1.50. In his starts, the Angels are 2-3 over his 26.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 33 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 2-2. He is getting 3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 417 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.80. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen while being struck out 412 times and walking 145 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.21 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.66 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.40.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .251, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .250 average away from 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 .417. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.37 hits per game and Mike Trout leads the team with 154.
With a 80-71 overall record, Houston will come into this game 51-25 at home. With an earned run average of 3.06, Mike Fiers will come into this game holding a 2-1 record and a 1.06 WHIP. In his starts, the Astros are 4-3 and he has allowed 36 hits over 50 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-3. He is getting 4.9 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 336 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.20. Teams are hitting .212 against the Astros bullpen while being struck out 427 times and walking 127 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 8.11 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.92 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.52.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .252 average at home. The Astros on-base percentage sits at .312, which puts them at 21st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .427. They rank 29th in baseball with 8.27 hits per game and Jose Altuve leads the team with 182.
In terms of team defense, the Angels have a fielding percentage of .985 with 81 total errors, 1,372 assists and 4,004 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .987 team fielding percentage while committing 72 errors, accumulating 1,519 assists and compiling 4,032 put outs.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 70-73 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 66-84 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 68-75 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 80-71 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
09/19/15 P Joe Smith Ankle 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)
09/22/15 CF Carlos Gomez Side is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. Los Angeles Angels
09/11/15 P Scott Feldman Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/14); out for season
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
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels
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