Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros 9/22/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 22, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Garrett Richards vs. Justin Verlander
Minute Maid Park is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros on Friday, September 22, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Garrett Richards for the Angels and Justin Verlander for the Astros.
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Los Angeles opens at +157 while Houston opens at -167. The Angels have a 75-73-4 over/under record and a 75-77-0 run line mark. The Astros are 79-72-0 against the run line and have a 75-67-9 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 75-73-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 75-77-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 75-67-9 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 79-72-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
9/19/2017 Yunel Escobar 3B Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/15/2017 Austin Adams RP Undisclosed Out for the season
9/15/2017 Nate Smith SP Forearm Out for the season
9/14/2017 Huston Street RP Groin Out for the season
9/12/2017 Andrew Heaney SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
9/11/2017 Jefry Marte 1B Foot Out for the season
9/11/2017 Alex Meyer SP Shoulder Out for the season
9/3/2017 JC Ramirez SP Elbow Out for the season
9/2/2017 Andrew Bailey RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/25/2017 Matt Shoemaker SP Forearm Out for the season
8/23/2017 Jared Foster RF Undisclosed Out for the season
8/8/2017 Nick Tropeano SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Houston Astros Injuries
9/21/2017 Luke Gregerson RP Hand Probable for Sep 21
9/20/2017 Lance McCullers SP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/15/2017 Franklin Perez SP Finger Out for the season
9/14/2017 Jake Marisnick CF Thumb Out for the season
9/1/2017 Brady Rodgers RP Elbow Out for the season
7/3/2017 David Paulino SP Suspension Suspended until Oct 1
6/21/2017 Jandel Gustave RP Elbow Out for the season
6/20/2017 Joe Perez Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 76-75 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Garrett Richards has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 2.00 and a WHIP of 0.89. He has 18 strikeouts over his 18 innings pitched and he's given up 13 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.81 and they have given up 475 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 555 hitters and walked 158 batters. 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 4.19. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,286 base hits and 627 earned runs. They have allowed 207 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 443 batters and struck out 1,230. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .245, good for 26th in the league. The Angels hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .445. He has 114 hits this season in 368 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .628 and an OPS+ of 187. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .332. He has totaled 155 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 554 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .428. The Angels have 1,238 hits, including 234 doubles and 172 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 487 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,099 times as a unit. They have left 970 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 665 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 93-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.50, Justin Verlander has a 13-8 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 202 strikeouts over the 193 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 163 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 461 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 619 batters and walked 199 opposing hitters. 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 4.22. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,239 base knocks and 632 earned runs this season. They have given up 180 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 493 hitters and struck out 1,483 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .282, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .479 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per contest. Josh Reddick comes into this matchup batting .318 with an OBP of .366. He has 149 hits this year along with 82 RBI in 468 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .489 with an OPS+ of 135. Jose Altuve is hitting .348 this season and he has an OBP of .409. He has collected 195 hits in 561 at bats while driving in 80 runs. He has an OPS+ of 165 and a slugging percentage of .558. The Astros as a unit have 1,473 base hits, including 322 doubles and 222 homers. Houston has walked 471 times this year and they have struck out on 997 occasions. They have had 1,021 men left on base and have an OPS of .824. They have scored 5.44 runs per game and totaled 822 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Astros -167
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