Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels 9/12/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Garrett Richards
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Justin Verlander for the Astros and Garrett Richards for the Angels.
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Houston opens at -120 while Los Angeles opens at +110. The Astros have a 73-61-9 over/under record and a 74-69-0 run line mark. The Angels are 72-71-0 against the run line and have a 70-69-4 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 73-61-9 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 74-69-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 70-69-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 72-71-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
09/10/17 P Collin McHugh Finger left last game, is downgraded to not expected to make next scheduled start
07/23/17 3B Colin Moran Facial 10-day DL (07/23)
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
09/09/17 P Andrew Heaney Arm left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
09/09/17 3B Jefry Marte Foot 10-day DL (09/05)
08/22/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 60-day DL (08/18)
08/22/17 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day DL (08/20)
08/08/17 3B Yunel Escobar Ribs 10-day DL (08/08)
07/24/17 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (07/24)
07/05/17 P Huston Street Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (07/03)
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 86-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 11-8 record with an earned run average of 3.74 and a WHIP of 1.28. He has 183 strikeouts over his 178 innings pitched and he's given up 159 hits. He allows 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 438 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 587 hitters and walked 196 batters. As a team, Houston allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 1,184 base hits and 608 earned runs. They have allowed 172 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 478 batters and struck out 1,402. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 3.98.
As a team Houston is hitting .283, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .482 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .351 with an on-base percentage of .411. He has 189 hits this season in 538 at bats with 76 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .565 and an OPS+ of 167. Josh Reddick is hitting .315 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 139 hits and he has driven in 79 men in 441 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .485. The Astros have 1,402 hits, including 301 doubles and 217 home runs. Houston has walked 453 times so far this season and they have struck out 956 times as a unit. They have left 974 men on base and have a team OPS of .828. They score 5.51 runs per contest and have scored a total of 788 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 73-70 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.13, Garrett Richards has a 0-0 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 8 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 7 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 441 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 522 batters and walked 153 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 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 4.23. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,222 base knocks and 599 earned runs this season. They have given up 203 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 429 hitters and struck out 1,167 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.49.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 26th in the league. The Angels hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .332. He has 148 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 527 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .435 with an OPS+ of 106. Mike Trout is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .458. He has collected 109 hits in 340 at bats while driving in 62 runs. He has an OPS+ of 196 and a slugging percentage of .650. The Angels as a unit have 1,183 base hits, including 217 doubles and 161 homers. Los Angeles has walked 463 times this year and they have struck out on 1,041 occasions. They have had 933 men left on base and have an OPS of .715. They have scored 4.44 runs per game and totaled 635 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels +110
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