Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Hector Santiago vs. Collin McHugh
The Los Angeles Angels head to Minute Maid Park on Tuesday to take on the Houston Astros. The probable pitchers are Hector Santiago for the Angels and Collin McHugh for the Astros. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles at +133 and Houston at -143. The over/under is 8.5. The Angels have a 28-40-3 over/under mark and a 34-37-0 run line record, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Astros are 31-39-0 against the run line and have a 32-33-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
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The Angels head into this game with a 31-38 record, and they are 16-18 on the road. Starting pitcher Hector Santiago has a 4-4 record with an ERA of 5.30 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 63 strikeouts during his 73 innings pitched and he has given up 68 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.25. 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 7.21 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.34 hitters per nine. They are 4th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.37. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 615 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 211 batters and struck out 494. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.55.
As a team, Los Angeles is hitting .234, good for 28th 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 22nd 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 .407. He has 76 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 .288 and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 74 hits so far while scoring 42 runs and he's driven in 38. He has walked 29 times and has struck out 54 times. The Angels have 602 hits, including 117 doubles and 64 home runs. They've stolen 22 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. Los Angeles has walked 203 times this season and they've struck out 415 times as a unit. They've left 437 men on base and have a team OPS of .717. They score 4.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 297 runs so far this year.
Houston comes into this game with a 19-15 home mark and a 34-36 overall record. With an ERA of 4.89, Collin McHugh has a 5-5 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 73 strikeouts over the 77.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 95 hits. He has allowed 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.7. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have given up 197 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Astros bullpen while being struck out 257 times and walking 54 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 8.91 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 636 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 187 hitters and struck out 600. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 3.71.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .235 average at home. The Astros hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 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 .342 and he has an OBP of .423. He has 93 hits this year along with 48 runs scored and 39 RBI. He's struck out 28 times and has walked on 36 occasions. Carlos Correa is hitting .254 and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 64 hits so far while he's scored 30 runs and drove in 33. He has earned a walk 36 times and has punched out 72 times. The Astros as a unit have 571 base hits, including 119 doubles and 86 homers. They have 58 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 20 times. Houston as a team has walked 272 times this year and they have struck out 673 times. They've had 491 men left on base and have an OPS of .723. They score 4.2 runs per game and have totaled 294 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 28-40-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 34-37-0 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 32-33-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 31-39-0 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
Josh's Pick: Take the Astros
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