Friday, May 5, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel vs. Jesse Chavez
The Houston Astros visit Angel Stadium on Friday, May 5, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Dallas Keuchel for the Astros and Jesse Chavez for the Angels.
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The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -130 and Los Angeles at +120. The Astros have a 15-13-0 over/under record and a 17-11-0 run line mark. The Angels are 14-15-0 against the run line and have a 12-17-0 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 15-13-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 17-11-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 12-17-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 14-15-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
04/26/17 RF Teoscar Hernandez Leg 10-day DL (4/25)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 10-day DL (4/19)
03/31/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P David Paulino Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
05/01/17 1B C.J. Cron Foot 10-day DL (4/29)
04/29/17 P Tyler Skaggs Side 10-day DL (04/29)
04/23/17 P Cam Bedrosia Groin 10-day DL (4/22)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
04/17/17 P Huston Street Trapezius 60-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 10-day DL (04/10)
04/15/17 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
04/15/17 P Vicente Campos Forearm 10-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 19-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel has a 5-0 record with an earned run average of 1.21 and a WHIP of 0.81. He has 36 strikeouts over his 44.2 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He allows 5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.83 and they have given up 61 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .187 against the bullpen and they've struck out 114 hitters and walked 38 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 216 base hits and 96 earned runs. They have allowed 37 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 86 batters and struck out 279. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.87.
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As a team Houston is hitting .276, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .391. He has 31 hits this season in 100 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .480 and an OPS+ of 152. George Springer is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .312. He has totaled 25 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 100 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .490. The Astros have 263 hits, including 44 doubles and 37 home runs. Houston has walked 87 times so far this season and they have struck out 196 times as a unit. They have left 187 men on base and have a team OPS of .785. They score 4.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 136 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 15-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Jesse Chavez has a 2-4 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 26 strikeouts over the 30 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 32 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 85 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 112 batters and walked 29 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 231 base knocks and 118 earned runs this season. They have given up 41 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 85 hitters and struck out 260 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 19th in the league. The Angels hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .358 with an OBP of .452. He has 38 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 106 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .717 with an OPS+ of 229. Yunel Escobar is hitting .239 this season and he has an OBP of .294. He has collected 28 hits in 117 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 82 and a slugging percentage of .342. The Angels as a unit have 239 base hits, including 42 doubles and 26 homers. Los Angeles has walked 89 times this year and they have struck out on 226 occasions. They have had 202 men left on base and have an OPS of .678. They have scored 3.86 runs per game and totaled 112 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Astros -130
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