Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros MLB Point Spread Picks 8/25/2019
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jaime Barria vs. Framber Valdez
Minute Maid Park is the venue where Michael Brantley and the Houston Astros (83-47, 1st in AL West) will play the Los Angeles Angels (63-68, 4th in AL West) on Sunday. The Astros open this contest at -200 while the Angels are coming in at +170. The O/U is set at 10.5.
The Angels have been pretty good for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 63-68-0 SU. Houston is covering 63.8% of the time, going 83-47-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been a pretty good Over pick for O/U bettors, having gone 65-59-7.
Los Angeles is covering 44.8% of the time as the road team, having gone 30-37-0 straight up.
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston is covering 74.6% of the time at Minute Maid Park, going 47-16-0 SU.
The Astros have been a strong Under pick for O/U bettors, having gone 56-69-5.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/23/2019 Keynan Middleton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/23/2019 Kevan Smith C Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/22/2019 Griffin Canning SP Elbow Out for the season
8/19/2019 Justin Anderson RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/5/2019 Felix Pena RP Knee Out for the season
7/12/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Out for the season
7/3/2019 Stella Tommy La Stella 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
Key Houston Astros Injuries
8/22/2019 Ryan Pressly RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/22/2019 Carlos Correa SS Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/21/2019 Aledmys Diaz 2B Head Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/21/2019 Aaron Sanchez SP Pectoral Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/21/2019 Josh James RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/9/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 63-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jaime Barria has a 4-6 record with an earned run average of 6.35 and a WHIP of 1.47 this season. He has 55 strikeouts over his 56.2 innings pitched and he's given up 66 hits. He's allowed 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 596 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 627 hitters and walked 247 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,155 base hits and 653 earned runs. They have allowed 209 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 452 batters and struck out 1,153. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.89.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .254, good for 13th in the league. The Angels hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. David Fletcher is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .346. He has 135 hits this season in 468 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .397 and an OPS+ of 98. Mike Trout is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .437. He has totaled 128 hits and he has driven in 98 men in 436 at bats. His OPS+ is 184 while his slugging percentage is at .654. The Angels have 1,142 hits, including 225 doubles and 186 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 477 times so far this season and they have struck out 986 times as a unit. They have left 914 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 5.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 662 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 83-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.58, Framber Valdez has a 3-6 record and a 1.58 WHIP. He has 45 strikeouts over the 50 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 53 hits. He's allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 375 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 477 batters and walked 153 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 974 base knocks and 482 earned runs this season. They have given up 190 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 357 hitters and struck out 1,308 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.14 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.Related: Robert Ferringo teaches you 4 reasons you should be betting NFL Preseason on this exclusive YouTube Video - Here
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .486 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .349, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Michael Brantley comes into this matchup batting .337 with an OBP of .394. He has 160 hits this year along with 78 RBI in 475 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .541 with an OPS+ of 145. George Springer is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .379. He has collected 113 hits in 386 at bats while driving in 68 runs. He has an OPS+ of 146 and a slugging percentage of .565. The Astros as a unit have 1,229 base hits, including 256 doubles and 218 homers. Houston has walked 499 times this year and they have struck out on 926 occasions. They have had 932 men left on base and have an OPS of .835. They have scored 5.45 runs per game and totaled 708 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels (+170)
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