Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels 5/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, May 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Lance McCullers vs. Andrew Heaney
The Houston Astros visit Angel Stadium on Monday, May 14, 2018 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Lance McCullers for the Astros and Andrew Heaney for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -142 and Los Angeles at +132. The Astros have a 14-25-2 over/under record and a 21-20-0 run line mark. The Angels are 13-26-0 against the run line and have a 19-19-1 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 14-25-2 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 21-20-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 19-19-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 13-26-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
05/13/18 C Brian McCann Rest is not in the starting lineup Sunday vs Texas Rangers
05/13/18 RF George Springer Elbow is not in the starting lineup Sunday vs Texas Rangers
05/13/18 RF Josh Reddick Rest is not in the starting lineup Sunday vs Texas Rangers
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
05/13/18 CF Mike Trout Rest is not in the starting lineup Sunday vs Minnesota Twins
05/05/18 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day DL (04/09)
04/24/18 P Blake Wood Elbow 10-day DL (04/23)
04/04/18 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 10-day DL (04/01)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 25-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance McCullers has a 5-1 record with an earned run average of 3.72 and a WHIP of 1.26 this season. He has 52 strikeouts over his 46 innings pitched and he's given up 39 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.08 and they have given up 84 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 114 hitters and walked 28 batters. As a team, Houston allows 6.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.52. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 259 base hits and 103 earned runs. They have allowed 32 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 103 batters and struck out 428. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.99 and their FIP as a unit is 2.90.
As a team Houston is hitting .256, good for 10th in the league. The Astros hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .315 with an on-base percentage of .370. He has 52 hits this season in 165 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .418 and an OPS+ of 123. Carlos Correa is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .380. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 139 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .511. The Astros have 355 hits, including 78 doubles and 44 home runs. Houston has walked 151 times so far this season and they have struck out 342 times as a unit. They have left 292 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 196 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 23-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.78, Andrew Heaney has a 1-2 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 29 strikeouts over the 26.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 28 hits. He's allowing 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 153 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 165 batters and walked 68 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 329 base knocks and 158 earned runs this season. They have given up 47 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 150 hitters and struck out 364 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 6th in the league. The Angels hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .317 with an OBP of .453. He has 45 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 142 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .655 with an OPS+ of 201. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .345 this season and he has an OBP of .409. He has collected 48 hits in 139 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 152 and a slugging percentage of .511. The Angels as a unit have 361 base hits, including 66 doubles and 56 homers. Los Angeles has walked 127 times this year and they have struck out on 296 occasions. They have had 276 men left on base and have an OPS of .772. They have scored 5.13 runs per game and totaled 200 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -142
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