Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels 9/14/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Peacock vs. Ricky Nolasco
The Houston Astros visit Angel Stadium on Thursday, September 14, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Brad Peacock for the Astros and Ricky Nolasco for the Angels.
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The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -125 and Los Angeles at +115. The Astros have a 73-62-9 over/under record and a 74-70-0 run line mark. The Angels are 73-72-0 against the run line and have a 72-69-4 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 73-62-9 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 74-70-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 72-69-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 73-72-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
09/13/17 P Lance McCullers Arm expected to miss scheduled start Wednesday vs. Los Angeles Angels
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
09/13/17 P Andrew Heaney Arm is downgraded to expected to miss 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 87-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Peacock has a 10-2 record with an earned run average of 3.05 and a WHIP of 1.24. He has 150 strikeouts over his 115 innings pitched and he's given up 92 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have given up 439 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 13th 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. Josh Reddick is hitting .315 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 139 hits this season in 441 at bats with 79 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .485 and an OPS+ of 132. Jose Altuve is hitting .351 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .411. He has totaled 189 hits and he has driven in 76 men in 538 at bats. His OPS+ is 167 while his slugging percentage is at .565. 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 73-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.19, Ricky Nolasco has a 6-13 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 132 strikeouts over the 159.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 182 hits. He allows 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 443 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 525 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 22nd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .321 with an OBP of .458. He has 109 hits this year along with 62 RBI in 340 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .650 with an OPS+ of 196. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 148 hits in 527 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .435. 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?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels +115
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