Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros 4/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Tropeano vs. Justin Verlander
The Los Angeles Angels visit Minute Maid Park on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Nick Tropeano for the Angels and Justin Verlander for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +192 and Houston at -207. The Angels have a 11-10-0 over/under record and a 8-13-0 run line mark. The Astros are 13-11-0 against the run line and have a 9-14-1 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 11-10-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 8-13-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 9-14-1 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 13-11-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/24/18 P Blake Wood Elbow 10-day DL (04/23)
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 15-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nick Tropeano has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.42 this season. He has 9 strikeouts over his 12 innings pitched and he's given up 13 hits. He's allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.10 and they have given up 94 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 101 hitters and walked 41 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 195 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 91 batters and struck out 213. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.67.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .256, good for 7th in the league. The Angels hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 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 .307 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .410. He has totaled 27 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 88 at bats. His OPS+ is 197 while his slugging percentage is at .670. The Angels have 209 hits, including 31 doubles and 32 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 64 times so far this season and they have struck out 169 times as a unit. They have left 158 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 115 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 16-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.10, Justin Verlander has a 3-0 record and a 0.77 WHIP. He has 39 strikeouts over the 32.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 17 hits. He's allowing 4.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.42 and they have given up 52 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 71 batters and walked 19 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 6.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.6 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.21. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 159 base knocks and 53 earned runs this season. They have given up 19 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 65 hitters and struck out 254 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.04 while their FIP as a staff is 3.00.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 8th in the league. The Astros hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Carlos Correa comes into this matchup batting .346 with an OBP of .402. He has 28 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 81 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .580 with an OPS+ of 180. Jose Altuve is hitting .351 this season and he has an OBP of .415. He has collected 33 hits in 94 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .394. The Astros as a unit have 206 base hits, including 43 doubles and 23 homers. Houston has walked 97 times this year and they have struck out on 217 occasions. They have had 176 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.79 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 +192
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