Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros MLB Game Picks 7/7/2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Suarez vs. Jose Urquidy
Minute Maid Park is the venue where Michael Brantley and the Houston Astros (55-33, 1st in AL West) will take on the Los Angeles Angels (45-44, 4th in AL West) on Sunday. The line on this matchup has the Angels coming in at +148 and the Astros are at -158. The over/under has been set at 10.
The Angels have been good for bettors, having gone 45-44-0 SU. The Astros cover 62.5% of the time, going 55-33-0 straight up. The Astros have been a great choice for MLB bettors as a favorite, going 53-28-0 SU. Los Angeles is covering 44.2% of the time as the underdog, having gone 19-24-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been an inconsistent Over pick for O/U wagerers, having gone 40-42-7.
Los Angeles is covering 50.0% of the time away from home, having gone 23-23-0 straight up.
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Astros cover 68.9% of the time at Minute Maid Park, going 31-14-0 SU.
The Astros have been an inconsistent Over pick for O/U wagerers, having gone 38-46-4.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
7/5/2019 Justin Upton LF Quadriceps Probable for Jul 6
7/3/2019 Brian Goodwin LF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 13
7/3/2019 Stella Tommy La Stella 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
6/28/2019 Matt Harvey SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
6/26/2019 Keynan Middleton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
6/26/2019 JC Ramirez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/25/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
6/20/2019 Kevan Smith C Hand Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
Key Houston Astros Injuries
7/1/2019 Brad Peacock SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
6/27/2019 Joe Smith RP Achilles Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
6/20/2019 Carlos Correa SS Ribs Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
6/20/2019 Aledmys Diaz 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
6/9/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 45-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Suarez has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.44 this season. He has 26 strikeouts over his 25 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 380 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 429 hitters and walked 172 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.88. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 739 base hits and 426 earned runs. They have allowed 146 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 311 batters and struck out 791. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.94.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .259, good for 9th in the league. The Angels hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. David Fletcher is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .351. He has 83 hits this season in 289 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .398 and an OPS+ of 101. Mike Trout is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .454. He has totaled 88 hits and he has driven in 63 men in 294 at bats. His OPS+ is 187 while his slugging percentage is at .633. The Angels have 790 hits, including 143 doubles and 129 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 321 times so far this season and they have struck out 599 times as a unit. They have left 633 men on base and have a team OPS of .774. They score 5.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 447 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 55-33 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.91, Jose Urquidy has a 0-0 record and a 1.91 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 3.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 6 hits. He's allowing 14.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 244 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 307 batters and walked 100 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 649 base knocks and 339 earned runs this season. They have given up 135 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 244 hitters and struck out 874 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 5th in the league. The Astros hold a .469 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Michael Brantley comes into this matchup batting .318 with an OBP of .378. He has 104 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 327 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .508 with an OPS+ of 134. Alex Bregman is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .391. He has collected 82 hits in 310 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 145 and a slugging percentage of .535. The Astros as a unit have 798 base hits, including 164 doubles and 139 homers. Houston has walked 329 times this year and they have struck out on 608 occasions. They have had 616 men left on base and have an OPS of .810. They have scored 5.03 runs per game and totaled 443 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros -158
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