Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 9/6/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2020
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Astros (-132) Angels (+122)
Angel Stadium is the site where Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels (14-25, 4th in AL West) will take on the Houston Astros (21-16, 2nd in AL West) on Sunday. The odds on this game have the Astros coming in at -132 and the Angels are at +122. The O/U opens at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Framber Valdez and Jaime Barria.
Key Houston Astros Injuries
9/5/2020 Alex Bregman 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
9/4/2020 Jose Altuve 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
9/4/2020 Austin Pruitt RP Elbow Out for the season
9/3/2020 Josh James RP Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/3/2020 Brad Peacock SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
9/1/2020 Rogelio Armenteros RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
9/1/2020 Justin Verlander SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
8/28/2020 Jose Urquidy SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/23/2020 Yordan Alvarez DH Knee Out for the season
8/12/2020 Roberto Osuna RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
9/5/2020 Hoby Milner RP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
9/4/2020 Max Stassi C Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
9/3/2020 David Fletcher SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
8/31/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
7/23/2020 Justin Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 21-16 overall record this season. Valdez has taken the hill for 153 innings and has 150 punchouts so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.00 (68 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.399. He has conceded 134 hits (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 80 walks. Valdez (11-10 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.21 while he has gone up against 665 opposing batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 130 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 140 hitters and walked 78 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 289 base hits and 152 earned runs. They have allowed 43 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 157 batters and struck out 326. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.43.
As a team Houston is hitting .251, good for 13th in the league. The Astros hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. George Springer is hitting .215 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 23 hits this season in 107 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .402 and an OPS+ of 100. Carlos Correa is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 37 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 128 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .414. The Astros have 315 hits, including 75 doubles and 42 home runs. Houston has walked 132 times so far this season and they have struck out 281 times as a unit. They have left 243 men on base and have a team OPS of .755. They score 5.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 196 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 14-25 overall mark this year. Barria (14-19 mark in his career) has a 4.48 ERA while allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.33 and he has faced 957 batters during his pro baseball career. So far in his career, Barria has surrendered 219 base hits and he has 184 punchouts in 225 innings. He has conceded 112 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.323 and a FIP of 5.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.75 and they have given up 143 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 154 batters and walked 70 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 326 base knocks and 191 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 144 hitters and struck out 326 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 20th in the league. The Angels hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Anthony Rendon comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .430. He has 35 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 121 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .504 with an OPS+ of 157. Justin Upton is hitting .159 this season and he has an OBP of .235. He has collected 14 hits in 88 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 48 and a slugging percentage of .307. The Angels as a unit have 306 base hits, including 57 doubles and 54 homers. Los Angeles has walked 169 times this year and they have struck out on 332 occasions. They have had 278 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 183 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros (-132)
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