Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros 9/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Skaggs vs. Charlie Morton
The Los Angeles Angels visit Minute Maid Park on Sunday, September 23, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Tyler Skaggs for the Angels and Charlie Morton for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +180 and Houston at -220. The Angels have a 70-78-6 over/under record and a 67-87-0 run line mark. The Astros are 78-75-0 against the run line and have a 68-77-8 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 70-78-6 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 67-87-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 68-77-8 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 78-75-0 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
09/22/18 SS Carlos Correa Back is downgraded to OUT Saturday & Sunday vs Los Angeles Angels
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 75-79 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs has a 8-8 record with an earned run average of 3.69 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 126 strikeouts over his 119.2 innings pitched and he's given up 118 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 555 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 563 hitters and walked 247 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 4.15. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,291 base hits and 629 earned runs. They have allowed 194 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 518 batters and struck out 1,310. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.36.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .244, good for 21st in the league. The Angels hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 158 hits this season in 533 at bats with 73 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .424 and an OPS+ of 110. Mike Trout is hitting .316 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .461. He has totaled 143 hits and he has driven in 74 men in 452 at bats. His OPS+ is 199 while his slugging percentage is at .633. The Angels have 1,275 hits, including 236 doubles and 202 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 484 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,230 times as a unit. They have left 1,025 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 687 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 96-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.15, Charlie Morton has a 15-3 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 195 strikeouts over the 163 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 128 hits. He's allowing 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.05 and they have given up 363 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 542 batters and walked 125 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 3.15. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,106 base knocks and 481 earned runs this season. They have given up 145 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 414 hitters and struck out 1,600 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.24.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 6th in the league. The Astros hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Yuli Gurriel comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .318. He has 144 hits this year along with 81 RBI in 508 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .421 with an OPS+ of 105. Alex Bregman is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .396. He has collected 164 hits in 568 at bats while driving in 100 runs. He has an OPS+ of 159 and a slugging percentage of .539. The Astros as a unit have 1,317 base hits, including 271 doubles and 194 homers. Houston has walked 536 times this year and they have struck out on 1,134 occasions. They have had 991 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They have scored 4.97 runs per game and totaled 760 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels +180
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