Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/2/2020
Game: Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2020
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Astros (-120) Angels (+100)
Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels (2-6, 5th in AL West) play the Houston Astros (4-3, 1st in AL West) at Angel Stadium on Sunday. The Astros open this matchup at -120 while the Angels are priced at +100. The O/U is set at 10. The expected starting pitchers are Josh James and Shohei Ohtani.
Key Houston Astros Injuries
8/1/2020 Yordan Alvarez DH Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
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 Austin Pruitt RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
7/27/2020 Chris Devenski RP Arm Probable for Aug 1
7/27/2020 Ryan Pressly RP Elbow Probable for 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
7/23/2020 Rogelio Armenteros RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/23/2020 Jose Urquidy SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
7/28/2020 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/27/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Probable for Aug 1
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
7/23/2020 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 4-3 overall record this season. James has taken the mound for 87 frames and has 134 strikeouts during his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.24 (41 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.274. He has surrendered 64 base hits (6.6 hits per nine innings) with 47 walks. James (7-1 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.07 while facing 374 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.08 and they have given up 29 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .192 against the bullpen and they've struck out 33 hitters and walked 19 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. Carlos Correa is hitting .409 with an on-base percentage of .500. He has 9 hits this season in 22 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .636 and an OPS+ of 217. Michael Brantley is hitting .435 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .500. He has totaled 10 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 23 at bats. His OPS+ is 231 while his slugging percentage is at .696. 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 2-6 overall mark this year. During his MLB career, Ohtani has conceded 41 base hits while he has earned 63 punchouts in 51 innings. He has surrendered 24 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.289 and a FIP of 3.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.52 and he has gone up against 217 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Ohtani (4-3 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.22 ERA while conceding 7.2 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.02 and they have given up 39 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 33 batters and walked 23 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. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .357. He has 7 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 24 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .458 with an OPS+ of 128. David Fletcher is hitting .370 this season and he has an OBP of .438. He has collected 10 hits in 27 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 151 and a slugging percentage of .444. 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 (+100)
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