Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels 5/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Jaime Barria
The Houston Astros visit Angel Stadium on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Gerrit Cole for the Astros and Jaime Barria for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -160 and Los Angeles at +150. The Astros have a 14-26-2 over/under record and a 22-20-0 run line mark. The Angels are 13-27-0 against the run line and have a 20-19-1 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 14-26-2 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 22-20-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 20-19-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 13-27-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
05/14/18 RF George Springer Elbow is upgraded to probable Monday vs Los Angeles Angels
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
05/05/18 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 26-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 1.43 and a WHIP of 0.74 this season. He has 86 strikeouts over his 56.2 innings pitched and he's given up 30 hits. He's allowed 4.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.10 and they have given up 87 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen and they've struck out 118 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 2.49. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 265 base hits and 104 earned runs. They have allowed 33 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 104 batters and struck out 440. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.98 and their FIP as a unit is 2.88.
As a team Houston is hitting .256, good for 9th in the league. The Astros hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .306 with an on-base percentage of .360. He has 52 hits this season in 170 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .406 and an OPS+ of 116. Carlos Correa is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 144 at bats. His OPS+ is 149 while his slugging percentage is at .521. The Astros have 364 hits, including 80 doubles and 46 home runs. Houston has walked 155 times so far this season and they have struck out 351 times as a unit. They have left 302 men on base and have a team OPS of .747. They score 4.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 202 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 24-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.45, Jaime Barria has a 3-1 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 18.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 15 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.62 and they have given up 157 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 167 batters and walked 70 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 336 base knocks and 159 earned runs this season. They have given up 47 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 154 hitters and struck out 377 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 8th in the league. The Angels hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .315 with an OBP of .450. He has 45 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 143 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .650 with an OPS+ of 198. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .338 this season and he has an OBP of .405. He has collected 48 hits in 142 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Angels as a unit have 368 base hits, including 67 doubles and 56 homers. Los Angeles has walked 132 times this year and they have struck out on 304 occasions. They have had 286 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 5.05 runs per game and totaled 202 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -160
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