Monday, June 20, 2016
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jhoulys Chacin vs. Doug Fister
The Los Angeles Angels head to Minute Maid Park on Monday to take on the Houston Astros. The probable pitchers are Jhoulys Chacin for the Angels and Doug Fister for the Astros. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles at +140 and Houston at -150. The over/under is 8.5. The Angels have a 28-39-3 over/under mark and a 34-36-0 run line record, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Astros are 30-39-0 against the run line and have a 32-32-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
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The Angels head into this game with a 30-38 record, and they are 15-18 on the road. Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin has a 3-4 record with an ERA of 5.00 and a WHIP of 1.33. He has 53 strikeouts during his 68.1 innings pitched and he has given up 69 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.97. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.85 and they have allowed 211 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the pen while they've been struck out 181 times and walked 82 times this year. As a unit, Los Angeles has given up 7.23 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.33 hitters per nine. They are 4th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.41. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 612 base hits and 294 earned runs. They have allowed 89 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 210 batters and struck out 493. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.57.
As a team, Los Angeles is hitting .234, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .242 average on the road. The Angels have a .383 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .309 which is good for 24th in the league. They rank 28th in baseball with 7.89 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .302 and his on-base percentage is at .409. He has 75 hits this season along with 47 runs scored and 47 runs batted in. He's struck out 56 times and has walked 45 times. Kole Calhoun is hitting .287 and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 73 hits so far while scoring 42 runs and he's driven in 38. He has walked 28 times and has struck out 54 times. The Angels have 595 hits, including 117 doubles and 63 home runs. They've stolen 22 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 15 times. Los Angeles has walked 201 times this season and they've struck out 407 times as a unit. They've left 432 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 295 runs so far this year.
Houston comes into this game with a 18-15 home mark and a 33-36 overall record. With an ERA of 3.26, Doug Fister has a 7-3 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 50 strikeouts over the 80 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 72 hits. He has allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.76. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.18 and they have given up 196 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Astros bullpen while being struck out 255 times and walking 54 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 8.96 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.42 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 631 base knocks and 286 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 74 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Houston as a staff has walked 186 hitters and struck out 593. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.73.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .234 average at home. The Astros hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.16 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .341 and he has an OBP of .422. He has 92 hits this year along with 47 runs scored and 38 RBI. He's struck out 28 times and has walked on 36 occasions. Carlos Correa is hitting .256 and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 64 hits so far while he's scored 30 runs and drove in 33. He has earned a walk 34 times and has punched out 72 times. The Astros as a unit have 563 base hits, including 116 doubles and 84 homers. They have 57 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 19 times. Houston as a team has walked 268 times this year and they have struck out 669 times. They've had 487 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They score 4.17 runs per game and have totaled 288 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 28-39-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 34-36-0 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 32-32-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 30-39-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
06/14/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 15-day DL (6/14)
06/07/16 P Joe Smith Hamstring 15-day DL (6/7)
06/04/16 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 15-day DL (6/3)
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)
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros
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