Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels 8/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 25, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Jaime Barria
The Houston Astros visit Angel Stadium on Saturday, August 25, 2018 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Justin Verlander for the Astros and Jaime Barria for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -164 and Los Angeles at +154. The Astros have a 55-65-7 over/under record and a 63-64-0 run line mark. The Angels are 54-74-0 against the run line and have a 59-65-4 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 55-65-7 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 63-64-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 59-65-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 54-74-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
08/22/18 RF George Springer Quad is "?"
08/12/18 CF Jake Marisnick Groin 10-day DL (08/11)
08/05/18 P Lance McCullers Jr. Elbow 10-day DL (08/05)
08/04/18 P Chris Devenski Hamstring 10-day DL (07/31)
07/03/18 C Brian McCann Knee 10-day DL (07/01)
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
08/21/18 LF Justin Upton Finger 10-day DL (08/19)
08/15/18 LF Chris Young Hamstring 60-day DL
08/13/18 P Tyler Skaggs Groin 10-day DL (08/12)
08/10/18 CF Mike Trout Wrist 10-day DL (08/06)
08/07/18 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 10-day DL (08/07)
07/12/18 P Garrett Richards Forearm 60-day DL (07/11)
06/27/18 P John Lamb Elbow 60-day DL (06/27)
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 77-50 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 12-8 record with an earned run average of 2.65 and a WHIP of 0.93 this season. He has 223 strikeouts over his 169.2 innings pitched and he's given up 129 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.09 and they have given up 297 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 444 hitters and walked 96 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.2 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 3.13. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 919 base hits and 397 earned runs. They have allowed 121 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 325 batters and struck out 1,334. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.09 and their FIP as a unit is 3.19.
As a team Houston is hitting .255, good for 7th in the league. The Astros hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Yuli Gurriel is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .313. He has 119 hits this season in 422 at bats with 62 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .408 and an OPS+ of 101. Alex Bregman is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .384. He has totaled 134 hits and he has driven in 78 men in 476 at bats. His OPS+ is 151 while his slugging percentage is at .517. The Astros have 1,097 hits, including 226 doubles and 165 home runs. Houston has walked 437 times so far this season and they have struck out 967 times as a unit. They have left 822 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 625 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 63-65 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.41, Jaime Barria has a 8-7 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 76 strikeouts over the 97.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 94 hits. He's allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 448 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 467 batters and walked 197 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,067 base knocks and 511 earned runs this season. They have given up 166 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 431 hitters and struck out 1,111 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.38.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 16th in the league. The Angels hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .345. He has 129 hits this year along with 57 RBI in 436 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .417 with an OPS+ of 110. Justin Upton is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 121 hits in 454 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .474. The Angels as a unit have 1,083 base hits, including 209 doubles and 171 homers. Los Angeles has walked 406 times this year and they have struck out on 1,005 occasions. They have had 858 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.58 runs per game and totaled 586 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -164
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