Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels 7/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Lance McCullers Jr. vs. Andrew Heaney
The Houston Astros visit Angel Stadium on Sunday, July 22, 2018 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Lance McCullers Jr. for the Astros and Andrew Heaney for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -138 and Los Angeles at +128. The Astros have a 45-50-5 over/under record and a 51-49-0 run line mark. The Angels are 44-53-0 against the run line and have a 47-47-3 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 45-50-5 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 51-49-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 47-47-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 44-53-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
07/03/18 C Brian McCann Knee 10-day DL (07/01)
06/28/18 SS Carlos Correa Back 10-day DL (06/26)
05/21/18 LF Derek Fisher Intestinal 10-day DL (05/20)
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
07/19/18 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 10-day DL (06/12); expected to be activated and start Saturday vs Houston Astros
07/13/18 DH Albert Pujols Knee 10-day DL (07/13)
07/12/18 P Garrett Richards Forearm 10-day DL (07/11)
07/05/18 LF Chris Young Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
06/29/18 SS Zack Cozart Shoulder 60-day DL (06/29)
06/27/18 P John Lamb Elbow 10-day DL (06/27)
06/16/18 P Jim Johnson Back 10-day DL (06/12)
06/08/18 3B Kaleb Cowart Ankle 10-day DL (06/07)
05/21/18 C Rene Rivera Knee 60-day DL (05/17)
05/21/18 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day DL (05/21)
05/21/18 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 60-day DL (04/01)
05/15/18 P Sean Isaac Elbow 10-day DL (05/14)
05/05/18 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day DL (04/09)
04/24/18 P Blake Wood Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 65-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. has a 10-4 record with an earned run average of 3.77 and a WHIP of 1.15 this season. He has 119 strikeouts over his 112.1 innings pitched and he's given up 86 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.74 and they have given up 218 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen and they've struck out 337 hitters and walked 70 batters. As a team, Houston allows 6.9 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 2.92. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 688 base hits and 293 earned runs. They have allowed 90 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 261 batters and struck out 1,049. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.05 and their FIP as a unit is 3.13.
As a team Houston is hitting .261, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. George Springer is hitting .249 with an on-base percentage of .334. He has 95 hits this season in 381 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .415 and an OPS+ of 111. Jose Altuve is hitting .331 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .393. He has totaled 130 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 393 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .468. The Astros have 887 hits, including 183 doubles and 126 home runs. Houston has walked 355 times so far this season and they have struck out 759 times as a unit. They have left 672 men on base and have a team OPS of .767. They score 5.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 503 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 49-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.78, Andrew Heaney has a 5-6 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 102 strikeouts over the 102.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 89 hits. He's allowing 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 349 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 369 batters and walked 149 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.80. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 812 base knocks and 370 earned runs this season. They have given up 125 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 333 hitters and struck out 882 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 22nd in the league. The Angels hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .309 with an OBP of .367. He has 101 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 327 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .437 with an OPS+ of 124. Mike Trout is hitting .307 this season and he has an OBP of .450. He has collected 104 hits in 339 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 190 and a slugging percentage of .599. The Angels as a unit have 807 base hits, including 146 doubles and 130 homers. Los Angeles has walked 317 times this year and they have struck out on 752 occasions. They have had 671 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.35 runs per game and totaled 426 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -138
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