Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros 9/1/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Pena vs. Collin McHugh
The Los Angeles Angels head to Minute Maid Park on Saturday, September 1, 2018 to take on the Houston Astros. The expected starting pitchers are Felix Pena for the Angels and Collin McHugh for the Astros.
The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at +133 and Houston at -143. The Angels have a 63-67-4 over/under mark and a 58-76-0 run line record. The Astros are 67-67-0 against the run line and have a 59-68-7 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 63-67-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 58-76-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 59-68-7 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 67-67-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
08/29/18 DH Albert Pujols Knee is out for season
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
08/30/18 C Brian McCann Knee 10-day DL (07/01) expected to be activated Saturday vs Los Angeles Angels
08/29/18 P Charlie Morton Shoulder 10-day DL (08/29)
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)
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 65-69 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Felix Pena has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 4.52 and a WHIP of 1.35 this year. He has 64 strikeouts over his 61.2 innings pitched and he's given up 58 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 471 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 487 hitters and walked 207 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,121 base hits and 541 earned runs. They have allowed 174 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 451 batters and struck out 1,152. 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 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .460. He has 122 hits this season in 393 at bats with 62 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .621 and an OPS+ of 195. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 136 hits and he has driven in 63 men in 458 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .419. The Angels have 1,126 hits, including 214 doubles and 175 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 423 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,060 times as a unit. They have left 894 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 610 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 82-52 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.65, Collin McHugh has a 5-2 record and a 0.85 WHIP this season. He has 76 strikeouts over the 60 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 35 hits. He allows 5.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.01 and they have given up 311 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 470 batters and walked 103 opposing hitters. 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 3.14. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 966 base knocks and 420 earned runs this season. They have given up 126 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 347 hitters and struck out 1,402 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.09 while their FIP as a staff is 3.20.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 7th in the league. The Astros hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Alex Bregman comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .394. He has 147 hits this year along with 86 RBI in 503 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .531 with an OPS+ of 156. Yuli Gurriel is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .312. He has collected 123 hits in 443 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .402. The Astros as a unit have 1,165 base hits, including 241 doubles and 173 homers. Houston has walked 466 times this year and they have struck out on 1,016 occasions. They have had 868 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They have scored 4.97 runs per game and totaled 666 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Astros -143
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