Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros 9/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 2, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Shohei Ohtani vs. Gerrit Cole
The Los Angeles Angels head to Minute Maid Park on Sunday, September 2, 2018 to take on the Houston Astros. The expected starting pitchers are Shohei Ohtani for the Angels and Gerrit Cole for the Astros.
The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at +159 and Houston at -169. The Angels have a 63-68-4 over/under mark and a 58-77-0 run line record. The Astros are 67-68-0 against the run line and have a 59-69-7 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 63-68-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 58-77-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 59-69-7 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 67-68-0 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 66-69 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani has a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 3.10 and a WHIP of 1.14 this year. He has 61 strikeouts over his 49.1 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 474 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 490 hitters and walked 209 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 4.06. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,127 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 454 batters and struck out 1,159. 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 4.38.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .247, good for 16th in the league. The Angels hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .346. He has 138 hits this season in 462 at bats with 65 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .426 and an OPS+ of 112. Mike Trout is hitting .309 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .458. He has totaled 122 hits and he has driven in 63 men in 395 at bats. His OPS+ is 193 while his slugging percentage is at .618. The Angels have 1,132 hits, including 214 doubles and 176 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 427 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,069 times as a unit. They have left 900 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 613 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 82-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.85, Gerrit Cole has a 12-5 record and a 1.01 WHIP this season. He has 234 strikeouts over the 170.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 118 hits. He allows 6.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.02 and they have given up 315 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 476 batters and walked 104 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 972 base knocks and 423 earned runs this season. They have given up 127 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 351 hitters and struck out 1,411 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 .256, good for 7th in the league. The Astros hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Yuli Gurriel comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .312. He has 124 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 447 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .400 with an OPS+ of 98. Alex Bregman is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .393. He has collected 147 hits in 506 at bats while driving in 86 runs. He has an OPS+ of 155 and a slugging percentage of .528. The Astros as a unit have 1,171 base hits, including 242 doubles and 173 homers. Houston has walked 469 times this year and they have struck out on 1,023 occasions. They have had 876 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.93 runs per game and totaled 666 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels +159
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