Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel vs. Jered Weaver
The Houston Astros visit Angel Stadium on Wednesday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Dallas Keuchel for the Astros and Jered Weaver for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -140 and Los Angeles at +130. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Astros have a 35-37-5 over/under record and a 35-42-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Angels are 36-42-0 against the run line and have a 31-44-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Astros head into this matchup with a 40-37 record, including 18-22 on the road. Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel has a 4-9 record with an earned run average of 5.35 and a WHIP of 1.43. He has 89 strikeouts over his 101 innings pitched and he has given up 113 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.04. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.22 and they have given up 220 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen while being struck out 270 times and walking 56 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 9.04 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Astros pitchers have collectively given up 708 base hits and 312 earned runs. They have allowed 84 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 203 batters and struck out 642. 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 3.82.
As a team, Houston is batting .244, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .248 average away from home. The Astros hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.36 hits per game. Jose Altuve comes into this game hitting .348 and his on-base percentage is at .425. He has 105 hits this season along with 54 runs scored and 45 runs batted in. He's struck out 32 times and has walked 38 times. Carlos Correa is hitting .258 and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 72 hits so far while scoring 36 runs and he's driven in 43. He has walked 39 times and has struck out 77 times. The Astros have 644 hits, including 136 doubles and 97 home runs. They've stolen 60 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Houston has walked 305 times this season and they've struck out 728 times as a unit. They've left 541 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 341 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 16-24 home record and a 32-45 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.24, Jered Weaver has a 6-6 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 51 strikeouts over the 89.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 107 hits. He has allowed 10.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.61. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 244 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 201 times and walking 94 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.36 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.23 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.44. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 698 base knocks and 338 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 101 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 244 hitters and struck out 544. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.67.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .227 average at home. The Angels hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 7.88 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .319 and he has an OBP of .415. He has 91 hits this year along with 55 runs scored and 53 RBI. He's struck out 61 times and has walked on 47 occasions. Kole Calhoun is hitting .290 and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 84 hits so far while he's scored 45 runs and drove in 40. He has earned a walk 30 times and has punched out 60 times. The Angels as a unit have 682 base hits, including 128 doubles and 74 homers. They have 26 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 17 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 219 times this year and they have struck out 462 times. They've had 499 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They score 4.26 runs per game and have totaled 328 runs so far this season.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 35-37-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 35-42-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 31-44-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 36-42-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/27/16 P Lance McCullers Finger "?" for next scheduled start
Los Angeles Angels
06/27/16 3B Yunel Escobar Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Houston Astros
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 Astros
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