Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros 4/24/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Shohei Ohtani vs. Charlie Morton
The Los Angeles Angels visit Minute Maid Park on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Shohei Ohtani for the Angels and Charlie Morton for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +142 and Houston at -152. The Angels have a 11-9-0 over/under record and a 8-12-0 run line mark. The Astros are 13-10-0 against the run line and have a 9-13-1 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 11-9-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 8-12-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 9-13-1 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 13-10-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/09/18 P JC Ramirez Elbow 10-day DL (04/09)
04/04/18 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 10-day DL (04/01)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 14-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.60 and a WHIP of 0.80 this season. He has 19 strikeouts over his 15 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He's allowed 4.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.16 and they have given up 91 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 98 hitters and walked 40 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 188 base hits and 94 earned runs. They have allowed 34 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 89 batters and struck out 207. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.74.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .261, good for 4th in the league. The Angels hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .382. He has 23 hits this season in 78 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .385 and an OPS+ of 117. Mike Trout is hitting .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .406. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 85 at bats. His OPS+ is 200 while his slugging percentage is at .682. The Angels have 205 hits, including 30 doubles and 32 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 61 times so far this season and they have struck out 160 times as a unit. They have left 154 men on base and have a team OPS of .756. They score 5.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 113 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 16-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.72, Charlie Morton has a 3-0 record and a 0.88 WHIP. He has 33 strikeouts over the 25 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 16 hits. He's allowing 5.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.49 and they have given up 52 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 70 batters and walked 18 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 6.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.7 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.22. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 155 base knocks and 51 earned runs this season. They have given up 19 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 62 hitters and struck out 245 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.05 while their FIP as a staff is 3.01.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 8th in the league. The Astros hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Carlos Correa comes into this matchup batting .351 with an OBP of .409. He has 27 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 77 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .584 with an OPS+ of 184. Jose Altuve is hitting .344 this season and he has an OBP of .412. He has collected 31 hits in 90 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .389. The Astros as a unit have 199 base hits, including 42 doubles and 23 homers. Houston has walked 95 times this year and they have struck out on 211 occasions. They have had 169 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 115 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels +142
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