Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels 8/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Framber Valdez vs. Felix Pena
The Houston Astros visit Angel Stadium on Sunday, August 26, 2018 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Framber Valdez for the Astros and Felix Pena for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -159 and Los Angeles at +149. The Astros have a 56-65-7 over/under record and a 64-64-0 run line mark. The Angels are 55-74-0 against the run line and have a 60-65-4 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 56-65-7 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 64-64-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 60-65-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 55-74-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
08/24/18 RF George Springer Quad is questionable Saturday vs Los Angeles Angels
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)
08/07/18 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 78-50 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Framber Valdez has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 0.69 this season. He has 4 strikeouts over his 4.1 innings pitched and he's given up 2 hits. He's allowed 4.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.10 and they have given up 299 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 445 hitters and walked 97 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 926 base hits and 400 earned runs. They have allowed 122 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 328 batters and struck out 1,341. 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 3.20.
As a team Houston is hitting .256, good for 6th in the league. The Astros hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Alex Bregman is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .384. He has 135 hits this season in 480 at bats with 78 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .515 and an OPS+ of 150. Yuli Gurriel is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .313. He has totaled 120 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 426 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .406. The Astros have 1,109 hits, including 229 doubles and 168 home runs. Houston has walked 441 times so far this season and they have struck out 975 times as a unit. They have left 827 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 634 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 63-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.53, Felix Pena has a 1-3 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 55.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 53 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 452 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 470 batters and walked 200 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 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 4.08. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,079 base knocks and 520 earned runs this season. They have given up 169 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 435 hitters and struck out 1,119 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 4.40.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 16th in the league. The Angels hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Justin Upton comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .352. He has 121 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 454 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .474 with an OPS+ of 126. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 130 hits in 440 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .416. The Angels as a unit have 1,090 base hits, including 209 doubles and 172 homers. Los Angeles has walked 409 times this year and they have struck out on 1,012 occasions. They have had 864 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.57 runs per game and totaled 589 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -159
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