Sunday, May 7, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Matt Shoemaker
The Houston Astros visit Angel Stadium on Sunday, May 7, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Mike Fiers for the Astros and Matt Shoemaker for the Angels.
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The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -115 and Los Angeles at +105. The Astros have a 17-13-0 over/under record and a 17-13-0 run line mark. The Angels are 15-15-0 against the run line and have a 13-17-0 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 17-13-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 17-13-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 13-17-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 15-15-0 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
05/05/17 P Ricky Nolasco Calf probable next start
05/01/17 1B C.J. Cron Foot 10-day DL (4/29)
04/29/17 P Tyler Skaggs Side 10-day DL (4/29)
04/23/17 P Cam Bedrosia Groin 10-day DL (4/22)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (4/06)
04/17/17 P Huston Street Trapezius 60-day DL (3/30)
04/15/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 10-day DL (4/10)
04/15/17 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
04/15/17 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (4/01)
04/15/17 P Vicente Campos Forearm 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 20-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 5.68 and a WHIP of 1.54. He has 25 strikeouts over his 25.1 innings pitched and he's given up 30 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 8.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.19 and they have given up 70 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen and they've struck out 120 hitters and walked 39 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.63. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 237 base hits and 111 earned runs. They have allowed 42 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 92 batters and struck out 295. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.99.
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As a team Houston is hitting .278, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 33 hits this season in 111 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .450 and an OPS+ of 137. George Springer is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .316. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 104 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .490. The Astros have 285 hits, including 48 doubles and 40 home runs. Houston has walked 99 times so far this season and they have struck out 213 times as a unit. They have left 207 men on base and have a team OPS of .790. They score 4.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 147 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 15-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.78, Matt Shoemaker has a 1-1 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 30 strikeouts over the 32 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 28 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 101 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 118 batters and walked 30 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.4. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 259 base knocks and 136 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 91 hitters and struck out 274 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 20th in the league. The Angels hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .355 with an OBP of .446. He has 39 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 110 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .700 with an OPS+ of 222. Yunel Escobar is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 34 hits in 127 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .362. The Angels as a unit have 258 base hits, including 43 doubles and 28 homers. Los Angeles has walked 92 times this year and they have struck out on 238 occasions. They have had 211 men left on base and have an OPS of .677. They have scored 3.9 runs per game and totaled 121 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Astros -115
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