Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros 8/30/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Heaney vs. Justin Verlander
The Los Angeles Angels visit Minute Maid Park on Thursday, August 30, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Andrew Heaney for the Angels and Justin Verlander for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +207 and Houston at -225. The Angels have a 63-65-4 over/under record and a 57-75-0 run line mark. The Astros are 67-65-0 against the run line and have a 58-67-7 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 63-65-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 57-75-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 58-67-7 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 67-65-0 against the run line
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)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 64-69 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Heaney has a 7-8 record with an earned run average of 4.25 and a WHIP of 1.19 this season. He has 138 strikeouts over his 146 innings pitched and he's given up 136 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 469 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 487 hitters and walked 206 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,114 base hits and 539 earned runs. They have allowed 173 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 449 batters and struck out 1,146. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .247, good for 16th in the league. The Angels hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Justin Upton is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 121 hits this season in 454 at bats with 74 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .474 and an OPS+ of 126. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 133 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 454 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .414. The Angels have 1,116 hits, including 211 doubles and 175 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 421 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,045 times as a unit. They have left 887 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 605 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 81-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.72, Justin Verlander has a 13-8 record and a 0.95 WHIP. He has 229 strikeouts over the 175.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 135 hits. He's allowing 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.01 and they have given up 305 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 462 batters and walked 99 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.4 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.12. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 947 base knocks and 412 earned runs this season. They have given up 126 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 341 hitters and struck out 1,378 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.09 while their FIP as a staff is 3.22.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Astros hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Alex Bregman comes into this matchup batting .290 with an OBP of .391. He has 144 hits this year along with 85 RBI in 496 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .530 with an OPS+ of 155. Yuli Gurriel is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .313. He has collected 123 hits in 438 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .406. The Astros as a unit have 1,150 base hits, including 239 doubles and 171 homers. Houston has walked 454 times this year and they have struck out on 1,002 occasions. They have had 853 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They have scored 4.99 runs per game and totaled 659 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels +207
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