Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros 9/23/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Bud Norris vs. Charlie Morton
Minute Maid Park is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Bud Norris for the Angels and Charlie Morton for the Astros.
Los Angeles opens at +163 while Houston opens at -173. The Angels have a 75-73-5 over/under record and a 75-78-0 run line mark. The Astros are 79-73-0 against the run line and have a 75-68-9 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 75-73-5 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 75-78-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 75-68-9 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 79-73-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
09/15/17 P Andrew Heaney Arm "?" for 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)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
09/19/17 P Mike Fiers Suspension Served is upgraded to probable for next scheduled start
09/17/17 P Lance McCullers Arm "?" for next scheduled start
09/14/17 CF Jake Marisnick Thumb 10-day DL (09/14)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 76-76 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Bud Norris has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 4.53 and a WHIP of 1.35. He has 68 strikeouts over his 55.2 innings pitched and he's given up 51 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 476 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 560 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 1,292 base hits and 631 earned runs. They have allowed 209 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 445 batters and struck out 1,236. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .244, good for 26th in the league. The Angels hold a .397 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 .314 with an on-base percentage of .450. He has 116 hits this season in 370 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .630 and an OPS+ of 189. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 156 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 558 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .427. The Angels have 1,243 hits, including 235 doubles and 172 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 492 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,110 times as a unit. They have left 976 men on base and have a team OPS of .714. They score 4.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 666 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 93-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.75, Charlie Morton has a 12-7 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 154 strikeouts over the 134.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 117 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 462 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 622 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 4.21. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,245 base knocks and 635 earned runs this season. They have given up 181 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 496 hitters and struck out 1,493 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .281, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .477 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.7 hits per contest. Josh Reddick comes into this matchup batting .316 with an OBP of .365. He has 149 hits this year along with 82 RBI in 471 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .486 with an OPS+ of 134. Jose Altuve is hitting .346 this season and he has an OBP of .410. He has collected 195 hits in 563 at bats while driving in 80 runs. He has an OPS+ of 165 and a slugging percentage of .556. The Astros as a unit have 1,476 base hits, including 322 doubles and 223 homers. Houston has walked 477 times this year and they have struck out on 1,005 occasions. They have had 1,027 men left on base and have an OPS of .822. They have scored 5.41 runs per game and totaled 823 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Astros -173
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