Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Doug Fister vs. Nick Tropeano
The Houston Astros visit Angel Stadium on Sunday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Doug Fister for the Astros and Nick Tropeano for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +103 and Los Angeles at -113. The over/under was set at 8. The Astros have a 24-20-5 over/under record and a 20-29-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 41% of the time. The Angels are 23-26-0 against the run line and have a 21-25-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Astros head into this matchup with a 20-29 record, including 7-16 on the road. Starting pitcher Doug Fister has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 4.12 and a WHIP of 1.26. He has 30 strikeouts over his 54.2 innings pitched and he has given up 51 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.93. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.41 and they have given up 147 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen while being struck out 189 times and walking 37 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 9.34 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.23 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Astros pitchers have collectively given up 462 base hits and 219 earned runs. They have allowed 54 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 133 batters and struck out 407. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 3.77.
As a team, Houston is batting .228, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .231 average away from home. The Astros hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 7.71 hits per game. Jose Altuve comes into this game hitting .311 and his on-base percentage is at .395. He has 60 hits this season along with 39 runs scored and 27 runs batted in. He's struck out 22 times and has walked 25 times. Carlos Correa is hitting .246 and he has an on-base percentage of .335. He has totaled 46 hits so far while scoring 22 runs and he's driven in 21. He has walked 23 times and has struck out 54 times. The Astros have 378 hits, including 92 doubles and 62 home runs. They've stolen 39 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 15 times. Houston has walked 182 times this season and they've struck out 489 times as a unit. They've left 330 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 3.98 runs per contest and have scored a total of 195 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 10-14 home record and a 22-26 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.86, Nick Tropeano has a 3-2 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 49 strikeouts over the 50.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 51 hits. He has allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.38. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.79 and they have given up 145 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 129 times and walking 59 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.22 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.95 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 424 base knocks and 200 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 60 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 150 hitters and struck out 349. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.45.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .222 average at home. The Angels hold a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.22 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .320 and he has an OBP of .411. He has 57 hits this year along with 33 runs scored and 35 RBI. He's struck out 42 times and has walked on 29 occasions. Kole Calhoun is hitting .297 and he has an OBP of .369. He has collected 52 hits so far while he's scored 27 runs and drove in 23. He has earned a walk 18 times and has punched out 37 times. The Angels as a unit have 415 base hits, including 74 doubles and 40 homers. They have 14 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 13 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 145 times this year and they have struck out 281 times. They've had 307 men left on base and have an OPS of .707. They score 4.15 runs per game and have totaled 199 runs so far this season.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 24-20-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 20-29-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 21-25-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 23-26-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/17/16 CF Carlos Gomez Ribs 15-day DL (5/16)
Los Angeles Angels
05/18/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 15-day DL (5/13)
05/18/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (5/17)
05/17/16 LF Daniel Nava Groin 15-day DL (5/17)
05/14/16 2B Cliff Pennington Hamstring 15-day DL (5/13)
05/10/16 SS Andrelton Simmons Thumb 15-day DL (5/8)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
05/02/16 LF Craig Gentry Back 15-day DL (4/26)
04/29/16 P Huston Street Oblique 15-day DL (4/28)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Shoulder 60-day DL (4/4)
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Astros
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