Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels 8/27/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 27, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Charlie Morton vs. Ricky Nolasco
The Houston Astros visit Angel Stadium on Sunday, August 27, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Charlie Morton for the Astros and Ricky Nolasco for the Angels.
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The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -112 and Los Angeles at +102. The Astros have a 64-56-8 over/under record and a 66-62-0 run line mark. The Angels are 72-55-0 against the run line and have a 59-64-4 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 64-56-8 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 66-62-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 59-64-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 72-55-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
08/25/17 2B Jose Altuve Neck "?" Saturday vs. Los Angeles Angels
08/25/17 C Max Stassi Hand 10-day DL (08/25)
08/02/17 P Michael Feliz Shoulder 10-day DL (08/02)
08/02/17 P Tony Sipp Calf 10-day DL (08/02)
07/31/17 P Lance McCullers Back 10-day DL (07/31)
07/31/17 P Will Harris Shoulder 10-day DL (07/31)
07/23/17 3B Colin Moran Facial 10-day DL (07/23)
07/18/17 SS Carlos Correa Thumb 10-day DL (07/18)
07/01/17 P David Paulino Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return for the 2018 season)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 60-day DL (04/19)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
08/22/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 10-day DL (08/18)
08/22/17 P JC Ramirez Elbow 10-day DL (08/20)
08/08/17 3B Yunel Escobar Ribs 10-day DL (08/08)
07/24/17 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 10-day DL (07/24)
07/05/17 P Huston Street Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (07/03)
06/20/17 P Bud Norris Knee 10-day DL (06/19)
06/17/17 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 60-day DL (06/15)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 78-50 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Charlie Morton has a 10-6 record with an earned run average of 3.81 and a WHIP of 1.23. He has 125 strikeouts over his 113.1 innings pitched and he's given up 96 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 370 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 530 hitters and walked 161 batters. As a team, Houston allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 1,035 base hits and 518 earned runs. They have allowed 149 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 412 batters and struck out 1,259. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.85.
As a team Houston is hitting .286, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .490 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .350, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.0 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .357 with an on-base percentage of .418. He has 173 hits this season in 484 at bats with 67 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .564 and an OPS+ of 170. Josh Reddick is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 118 hits and he has driven in 63 men in 394 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .472. The Astros have 1,268 hits, including 272 doubles and 199 home runs. Houston has walked 405 times so far this season and they have struck out 855 times as a unit. They have left 874 men on base and have a team OPS of .840. They score 5.61 runs per contest and have scored a total of 712 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 65-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.05, Ricky Nolasco has a 6-12 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 120 strikeouts over the 144.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 165 hits. He allows 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 381 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 450 batters and walked 127 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,082 base knocks and 521 earned runs this season. They have given up 176 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 374 hitters and struck out 1,033 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.40.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 27th in the league. The Angels hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .343. He has 136 hits this year along with 57 RBI in 470 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .445 with an OPS+ of 111. Mike Trout is hitting .327 this season and he has an OBP of .454. He has collected 97 hits in 297 at bats while driving in 60 runs. He has an OPS+ of 198 and a slugging percentage of .663. The Angels as a unit have 1,045 base hits, including 191 doubles and 144 homers. Los Angeles has walked 407 times this year and they have struck out on 920 occasions. They have had 825 men left on base and have an OPS of .708. They have scored 4.3 runs per game and totaled 550 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -112
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