Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels MLB Game Picks 5/5/2019
Sunday, May 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Matt Harvey
The Houston Astros visit Angel Stadium on Sunday, May 5, 2019 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Justin Verlander for the Astros and Matt Harvey for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -185 and Los Angeles at +174. The Astros have a 12-19-1 over/under record and a 12-20-0 run line mark. The Angels are 13-21-0 against the run line and have a 17-17-0 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 12-19-1 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 12-20-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 17-17-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 13-21-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
03/28/19 P Joe Smith Achilles 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 P Lance McCullers Jr Elbow 10-day IL (03/25); is out for season
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/27/19 P Cody Allen Back 10-day IL (04/26)
04/25/19 SS Zack Cozart Neck 10-day IL (04/25)
04/23/19 LF Justin Upton Toe 60-day IL (04/23)
03/30/19 LF Michael Hermosillo Undisclosed 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day IL (03/16)
03/25/19 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Shohei Ohtani Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Taylor Cole Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 18-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 2.45 and a WHIP of 0.86 this season. He has 53 strikeouts over his 44 innings pitched and he's given up 27 hits. He's allowed 5.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.00 and they have given up 67 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the bullpen and they've struck out 99 hitters and walked 27 batters. As a team, Houston allows 6.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.63. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 211 base hits and 112 earned runs. They have allowed 36 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 78 batters and struck out 296. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.04 and their FIP as a unit is 3.61.
As a team Houston is hitting .267, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .462 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Michael Brantley is hitting .328 with an on-base percentage of .376. He has 40 hits this season in 122 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .508 and an OPS+ of 140. George Springer is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 34 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 124 at bats. His OPS+ is 145 while his slugging percentage is at .548. The Astros have 288 hits, including 59 doubles and 49 home runs. Houston has walked 117 times so far this season and they have struck out 241 times as a unit. They have left 232 men on base and have a team OPS of .804. They score 4.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 147 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 15-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.54, Matt Harvey has a 1-2 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 31.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 31 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.82 and they have given up 122 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 160 batters and walked 65 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 263 base knocks and 145 earned runs this season. They have given up 46 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 122 hitters and struck out 275 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.75.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 19th in the league. The Angels hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .308. He has 38 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 130 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .438 with an OPS+ of 101. Mike Trout is hitting .312 this season and he has an OBP of .492. He has collected 29 hits in 93 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 197 and a slugging percentage of .602. The Angels as a unit have 256 base hits, including 51 doubles and 40 homers. Los Angeles has walked 119 times this year and they have struck out on 186 occasions. They have had 207 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 152 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels +174
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