Thursday, April 20, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Shoemaker vs. Lance McCullers
Minute Maid Park is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Matt Shoemaker for the Angels and Lance McCullers for the Astros.
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Los Angeles opens at +129 while Houston opens at -139. The Angels have a 5-10-0 over/under record and a 8-7-0 run line mark. The Astros are 7-7-0 against the run line and have a 7-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 5-10-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 8-7-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 7-7-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 7-7-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/17/17 P Huston Street Trapezius 60-day DL (03/30)
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)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
04/18/17 SS Carlos Correa Hand "?" Wednesday 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 7-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 6.14 and a WHIP of 1.43. He has 12 strikeouts over his 14.2 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.49 and they have given up 40 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 48 hitters and walked 13 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 121 base hits and 63 earned runs. They have allowed 22 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 38 batters and struck out 117. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.27.
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As a team Los Angeles is hitting .240, good for 15th in the league. The Angels hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Yunel Escobar is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 18 hits this season in 60 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .400 and an OPS+ of 123. Mike Trout is hitting .327 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .419. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 52 at bats. His OPS+ is 203 while his slugging percentage is at .635. The Angels have 120 hits, including 18 doubles and 14 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 45 times so far this season and they have struck out 121 times as a unit. They have left 99 men on base and have a team OPS of .673. They score 3.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 55 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 9-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.67, Lance McCullers has a 1-0 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 17.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 19 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.10 and they have given up 34 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .180 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 64 batters and walked 23 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.41. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 109 base knocks and 50 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 46 hitters and struck out 132 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.76.
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. George Springer comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .308. He has 15 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 60 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .617 with an OPS+ of 164. 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 131 base hits, including 18 doubles and 16 homers. Houston has walked 50 times this year and they have struck out on 95 occasions. They have had 100 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.29 runs per game and totaled 60 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros -139
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