Monday, April 17, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jesse Chavez vs. Joe Musgrove
The Los Angeles Angels visit Minute Maid Park on Monday, April 17, 2017 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Jesse Chavez for the Angels and Joe Musgrove for the Astros.
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The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +140 and Houston at -150. The Angels have a 5-7-0 over/under record and a 8-4-0 run line mark. The Astros are 6-6-0 against the run line and have a 7-5-0 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 5-7-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 8-4-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 7-5-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 6-6-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
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 3B Luis Valbuena Hamstring 10-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)
04/08/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 10-day DL (04/06)
03/31/17 P Huston Street Trapezius 10-day DL (03/30)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
04/15/17 SS Carlos Correa Hand left last game, "?" Sunday vs. Oakland Athletics
03/31/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P David Paulino Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 6-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jesse Chavez has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.20. He has 9 strikeouts over his 10 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.50 and they have given up 33 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the bullpen and they've struck out 42 hitters and walked 11 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.97. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 95 base hits and 58 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 32 batters and struck out 94. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 4.65.
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As a team Los Angeles is hitting .257, good for 8th in the league. The Angels hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Yunel Escobar is hitting .320 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 16 hits this season in 50 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .440 and an OPS+ of 133. Mike Trout is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .420. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 42 at bats. His OPS+ is 219 while his slugging percentage is at .690. The Angels have 104 hits, including 16 doubles and 12 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 38 times so far this season and they have struck out 89 times as a unit. They have left 81 men on base and have a team OPS of .716. They score 4.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 50 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 8-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.35, Joe Musgrove has a 1-0 record and a 1.55 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 10.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 12 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 33 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 51 batters and walked 21 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.55. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 95 base knocks and 45 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 41 hitters and struck out 111 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 4th in the league. The Astros hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. George Springer comes into this matchup batting .231 with an OBP of .298. He has 12 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 52 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .596 with an OPS+ of 156. Carlos Correa is hitting .234 this season and he has an OBP of .315. He has collected 11 hits in 47 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 82 and a slugging percentage of .298. The Astros as a unit have 111 base hits, including 15 doubles and 14 homers. Houston has walked 47 times this year and they have struck out on 83 occasions. They have had 88 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.58 runs per game and totaled 55 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels +140
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