Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros 9/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 21, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Heaney vs. Gerrit Cole
Minute Maid Park is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros on Friday, September 21, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Andrew Heaney for the Angels and Gerrit Cole for the Astros.
Los Angeles opens at +175 while Houston opens at -215. The Angels have a 70-78-5 over/under record and a 67-86-0 run line mark. The Astros are 77-75-0 against the run line and have a 67-77-8 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 70-78-5 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 67-86-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 67-77-8 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 77-75-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
09/04/18 DH Albert Pujols Knee 60-day DL (09/04)
08/15/18 LF Chris Young Hamstring 60-day DL
08/07/18 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 60-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)
05/15/18 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
08/05/18 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 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 75-77 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Heaney has a 9-9 record with an earned run average of 3.97 and a WHIP of 1.18 this year. He has 165 strikeouts over his 170 innings pitched and he's given up 159 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 532 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 557 hitters and walked 241 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,258 base hits and 604 earned runs. They have allowed 188 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 507 batters and struck out 1,295. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.31.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .245, good for 19th in the league. The Angels hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .341. He has 156 hits this season in 526 at bats with 73 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .422 and an OPS+ of 110. Mike Trout is hitting .317 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .463. He has totaled 141 hits and he has driven in 71 men in 445 at bats. His OPS+ is 197 while his slugging percentage is at .625. The Angels have 1,264 hits, including 233 doubles and 199 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 480 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,207 times as a unit. They have left 1,015 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 681 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 95-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.88, Gerrit Cole has a 14-5 record and a 1.04 WHIP this season. He has 260 strikeouts over the 187.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 132 hits. He allows 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.06 and they have given up 363 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 540 batters and walked 124 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 3.15. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,100 base knocks and 478 earned runs this season. They have given up 144 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 413 hitters and struck out 1,586 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.24.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 7th in the league. The Astros hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Yuli Gurriel comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .315. He has 141 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 504 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .407 with an OPS+ of 101. Alex Bregman is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .396. He has collected 163 hits in 564 at bats while driving in 100 runs. He has an OPS+ of 160 and a slugging percentage of .541. The Astros as a unit have 1,306 base hits, including 271 doubles and 191 homers. Houston has walked 532 times this year and they have struck out on 1,126 occasions. They have had 986 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 4.93 runs per game and totaled 749 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels +175
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