Sunday, September 25, 2016
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Wright vs. Joseph Musgrove
The Los Angeles Angels visit Minute Maid Park on Sunday to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Daniel Wright for the Angels and Joseph Musgrove for the Astros. The Angels have a 66-82-6 over/under record and a 75-79-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Astros are 69-85-0 against the run line and have a 69-77-8 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
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The Angels head into this matchup with a 68-86 record, including 33-46 on the road. Starting pitcher Daniel Wright has a 0-4 record with an earned run average of 7.48 and a WHIP of 1.81. He has 12 strikeouts over his 27.2 innings pitched and he has given up 44 hits so far this season. He has allowed 14.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.7. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 512 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen while being struck out 416 times and walking 181 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.72 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.36 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.65. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 1,419 base hits and 658 earned runs. They have allowed 202 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 478 batters and struck out 1,082. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.66.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .249, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .248 average away from home. The Angels hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.48 hits per game. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .316 and his on-base percentage is at .437. He has 166 hits this season along with 117 runs scored and 95 runs batted in. He's struck out 131 times and has walked 108 times. Yunel Escobar is hitting .310 and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 155 hits so far while scoring 66 runs and he's driven in 38. He has walked 39 times and has struck out 64 times. The Angels have 1,344 hits, including 253 doubles and 151 home runs. They've stolen 66 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 32 times. Los Angeles has walked 446 times this season and they've struck out 942 times as a unit. They've left 990 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 673 runs so far this year.
Houston comes into this matchup with a 41-35 home record and a 81-73 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.42, Joseph Musgrove has a 3-4 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 51 strikeouts over the 55 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 52 hits. He has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.44. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have given up 439 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Astros bullpen while being struck out 582 times and walking 135 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 8.81 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.56 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,365 base knocks and 621 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 175 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Houston as a staff has walked 421 hitters and struck out 1,327. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .235 average at home. The Astros hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.4 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .338 and he has an OBP of .396. He has 206 hits this year along with 102 runs scored and 94 RBI. He's struck out 68 times and has walked on 56 occasions. George Springer is hitting .250 and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 153 hits so far while he's scored 111 runs and drove in 78. He has earned a walk 87 times and has punched out 172 times. The Astros as a unit have 1,293 base hits, including 278 doubles and 193 homers. They have 98 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 44 times. Houston as a team has walked 536 times this year and they have struck out 1,390 times. They've had 1,033 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They score 4.52 runs per game and have totaled 696 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 66-82-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 75-79-0 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 69-77-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 69-85-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
09/16/16 P Tyler Skaggs Forearm out indefinitely
09/06/16 P Matt Shoemaker Head 60-day DL (9/5), out for season
09/05/16 P Huston Street Knee 60-day DL (8/2); out for season
08/18/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (8/15)
08/10/16 P Cam Bedrosian Blood Clot 15-day DL (8/4), out for season
07/20/16 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (7/19)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (4/4), out for season
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
09/24/16 SS Carlos Correa Shoulder injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Los Angeles Angels
09/22/16 LF Preston Tucker Shoulder 15-day DL (8/11); out for season
09/17/16 3B Alex Bregman Hamstring out indefinitely
09/06/16 P Dallas Keuchel Shoulder out indefinitely
08/03/16 P Lance McCullers Elbow 15-day DL (8/2)
07/29/16 3B Luis Valbuena Hamstring 15-day DL (7/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels
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