Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/1/2020
Game: Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Astros (-162) Angels (+140)
David Fletcher and the Los Angeles Angels (2-5, 5th in AL West) play the Houston Astros (3-3, 1st in AL West) at Angel Stadium on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Astros priced at -162 and the Angels are at +140. The total is set at 9. The men taking the mound will be Zack Greinke and Griffin Canning.
Key Houston Astros Injuries
7/29/2020 George Springer CF Knee Probable for Jul 31
7/28/2020 Joe Biagini RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
7/28/2020 Brad Peacock SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/27/2020 Ryan Pressly RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/27/2020 Austin Pruitt RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
7/27/2020 Chris Devenski RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/26/2020 Justin Verlander SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/25/2020 Aledmys Diaz 1B Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/24/2020 Cionel Perez RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/24/2020 Yordan Alvarez DH Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/23/2020 Jose Urquidy SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/23/2020 Rogelio Armenteros RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
7/28/2020 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/27/2020 Julio Teheran SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
7/27/2020 Jose Suarez SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/27/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/23/2020 Justin Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
7/22/2020 Jose Quijada RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/9/2020 Dillon Peters SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 3-3 overall record this season. Greinke has thrown 2,875 innings and has 2,624 K's thus far in his career. His ERA is 3.36 (1,073 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.160. He has allowed 2,665 base hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 669 free passes. Greinke (205-123 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.47 while facing 11,745 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.12 and they have given up 27 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 28 hitters and walked 11 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.26. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 48 base hits and 21 earned runs. They have allowed 6 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 24 batters and struck out 58. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.82.
As a team Houston is hitting .236, good for 12th in the league. The Astros hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Michael Brantley is hitting .435 with an on-base percentage of .500. He has 10 hits this season in 23 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .696 and an OPS+ of 231. Carlos Correa is hitting .409 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .500. He has totaled 9 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 22 at bats. His OPS+ is 217 while his slugging percentage is at .636. The Astros have 49 hits, including 12 doubles and 6 home runs. Houston has walked 28 times so far this season and they have struck out 51 times as a unit. They have left 41 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 5.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 33 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 2-5 overall mark this year. Canning (5-7 career mark) has earned a 4.64 earned run average and has given up 8.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.22 and he has gone up against 404 hitters during his pro baseball career. In his pro baseball career, Canning has given up 84 base knocks while earning 103 strikeouts in 95 frames. He has given up a total of 49 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.221 and a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.34 and they have given up 31 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 29 batters and walked 19 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.99. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 56 base knocks and 34 earned runs this season. They have given up 8 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 28 hitters and struck out 67 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 16th in the league. The Angels hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. David Fletcher comes into this matchup batting .370 with an OBP of .438. He has 10 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 27 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .444 with an OPS+ of 151. Mike Trout is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 7 hits in 24 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .458. The Angels as a unit have 54 base hits, including 9 doubles and 11 homers. Los Angeles has walked 25 times this year and they have struck out on 51 occasions. They have had 46 men left on base and have an OPS of .706. They have scored 4.71 runs per game and totaled 33 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels (+140)
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