Monday, June 27, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Collin McHugh vs. Matt Shoemaker
The Houston Astros head to Angel Stadium on Monday to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The probable pitchers are Collin McHugh for the Astros and Matt Shoemaker for the Angels. The opening line for this game has Houston at +108 and Los Angeles at -118. The over/under is 8. The Astros have a 35-35-5 over/under mark and a 34-41-0 run line record, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Angels are 35-41-0 against the run line and have a 29-44-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Astros head into this game with a 39-36 record, and they are 17-21 on the road. Starting pitcher Collin McHugh has a 5-5 record with an ERA of 4.70 and a WHIP of 1.44. He has 79 strikeouts during his 84.1 innings pitched and he has given up 100 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.74. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.20 and they have allowed 212 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the pen while they've been struck out 266 times and walked 56 times this year. As a unit, Houston has given up 8.98 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.23 hitters per nine. They are 11th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.98. The Astros pitchers have collectively given up 686 base hits and 304 earned runs. They have allowed 80 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 200 batters and struck out 629. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.77.
As a team, Houston is hitting .245, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .249 average on the road. The Astros have a .418 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .328 which is good for 9th in the league. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.39 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this game hitting .348 and his on-base percentage is at .427. He has 102 hits this season along with 54 runs scored and 44 runs batted in. He's struck out 29 times and has walked 38 times. Carlos Correa is hitting .265 and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 72 hits so far while scoring 36 runs and he's driven in 42. He has walked 39 times and has struck out 75 times. The Astros have 629 hits, including 134 doubles and 96 home runs. They've stolen 59 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 22 times. Houston has walked 299 times this season and they've struck out 706 times as a unit. They've left 527 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 336 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this game with a 15-23 home mark and a 31-44 overall record. With an ERA of 4.43, Matt Shoemaker has a 3-8 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 84 strikeouts over the 81.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 87 hits. He has allowed 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.49. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 236 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 195 times and walking 90 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.36 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.25 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.42. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 678 base knocks and 328 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 99 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 235 hitters and struck out 526. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.66.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .227 average at home. The Angels hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 7.95 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .308 and he has an OBP of .408. He has 85 hits this year along with 50 runs scored and 50 RBI. He's struck out 60 times and has walked on 47 occasions. Kole Calhoun is hitting .292 and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 82 hits so far while he's scored 44 runs and drove in 40. He has earned a walk 30 times and has punched out 59 times. The Angels as a unit have 660 base hits, including 124 doubles and 72 homers. They have 26 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 16 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 213 times this year and they have struck out 452 times. They've had 483 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They score 4.25 runs per game and have totaled 319 runs so far this season.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 35-35-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 34-41-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 29-44-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 35-41-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
Los Angeles Angels
06/25/16 3B Yunel Escobar Knee "?" Sunday vs. Oakland Athletics
06/14/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 15-day DL (6/14)
06/07/16 P Joe Smith Hamstring 15-day DL (6/7)
06/01/16 2B Cliff Pennington Hamstring 15-day DL (6/1)
05/18/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (5/17)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
05/02/16 LF Craig Gentry Back 60-day DL (4/26)
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels
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