Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros 9/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jaime Barria vs. Justin Verlander
The Los Angeles Angels visit Minute Maid Park on Saturday, September 22, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Jaime Barria for the Angels and Justin Verlander for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +230 and Houston at -280. 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 75-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jaime Barria has a 10-9 record with an earned run average of 3.61 and a WHIP of 1.26 this season. He has 91 strikeouts over his 119.2 innings pitched and he's given up 113 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 549 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 560 hitters and walked 246 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,280 base hits and 618 earned runs. They have allowed 191 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 514 batters and struck out 1,302. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.33.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .245, good for 19th in the league. The Angels hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .317 with an on-base percentage of .463. He has 142 hits this season in 448 at bats with 72 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .629 and an OPS+ of 198. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 156 hits and he has driven in 73 men in 529 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .420. The Angels have 1,269 hits, including 235 doubles and 201 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 483 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,216 times as a unit. They have left 1,020 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 684 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 95-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.67, Justin Verlander has a 16-9 record and a 0.93 WHIP. He has 269 strikeouts over the 202 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 152 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.93. 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 29th 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. Alex Bregman comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .396. He has 163 hits this year along with 100 RBI in 564 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .541 with an OPS+ of 160. Yuli Gurriel is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .315. He has collected 141 hits in 504 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .407. 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 Astros -280
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