Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Ricky Nolasco vs. Charlie Morton
The Los Angeles Angels visit Minute Maid Park on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Ricky Nolasco for the Angels and Charlie Morton for the Astros.
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The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +120 and Houston at -130. The Angels have a 5-8-0 over/under record and a 8-5-0 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 5-8-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 8-5-0 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
04/16/17 SS Carlos Correa Hand is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Los Angeles Angels
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 6-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 14 strikeouts over his 16.2 innings pitched and he's given up 19 hits. He allows 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.60 and they have given up 35 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the bullpen and they've struck out 44 hitters and walked 12 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.69. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 101 base hits and 59 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 35 batters and struck out 105. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
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As a team Los Angeles is hitting .245, good for 12th in the league. The Angels hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Yunel Escobar is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .351. He has 16 hits this season in 53 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .415 and an OPS+ of 121. Mike Trout is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .389. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 46 at bats. His OPS+ is 190 while his slugging percentage is at .630. The Angels have 106 hits, including 17 doubles and 12 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 40 times so far this season and they have struck out 100 times as a unit. They have left 84 men on base and have a team OPS of .686. They score 3.85 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 4.09, Charlie Morton has a 0-1 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 11 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 12 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.66. 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 9th 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 12th 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 3.90.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 4th 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 153. 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 80 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?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels +120
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