Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 9/13/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Astros (+120) Dodgers (-130)
Dodger Stadium is the venue where Corey Seager and the Los Angeles Dodgers (32-13, 1st in NL West) will take on the Houston Astros (22-23, 2nd in AL West) on Sunday. The Dodgers open this contest at -130 while the Astros are priced at +120. The O/U has been set at 9. The men taking the mound are Zack Greinke and Alex Wood.
Key Houston Astros Injuries
9/10/2020 Justin Verlander SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
9/9/2020 Lance McCullers SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/7/2020 Blake Taylor RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/7/2020 Chris Devenski RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/5/2020 Jose Altuve 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/5/2020 Rogelio Armenteros RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
9/4/2020 Austin Pruitt RP Elbow Out for the season
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 Dodgers Injuries
9/11/2020 Dustin May SP Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/10/2020 Brusdar Graterol RP Knee Probable for Sep 12
9/10/2020 Walker Buehler SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/10/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/10/2020 Joe Kelly RP Suspension Suspended until Sep 16
9/9/2020 Justin Turner 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
8/22/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Not Injury Related Suspended until Sep 17
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 22-23 overall record this season. Greinke (208-124 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.45 while facing 11,937 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.35 (1,089 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.156. He has surrendered 2,706 hits (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has 675 free passes. Greinke has thrown 2,924 innings and has earned 2,672 K's during his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 162 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 168 hitters and walked 106 batters. As a team, Houston allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.53. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 356 base hits and 198 earned runs. They have allowed 52 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 192 batters and struck out 370. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.66.
As a team Houston is hitting .244, good for 16th in the league. The Astros hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Michael Brantley is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .380. He has 36 hits this season in 116 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .534 and an OPS+ of 143. Kyle Tucker is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 158 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .544. The Astros have 365 hits, including 84 doubles and 52 home runs. Houston has walked 146 times so far this season and they have struck out 335 times as a unit. They have left 278 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 5.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 226 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 32-13 overall mark this year. So far in his career, Wood has allowed 795 hits while accumulating 778 strikeouts in 846 innings pitched. He has surrendered 321 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.227 and a FIP of 3.6. His SO/W ratio is 3.20 and he has faced 3,518 batters during his career. Wood (53-44 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.41 earned run average while conceding 8.5 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.58 and they have given up 141 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .182 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 186 batters and walked 61 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.95. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 315 base knocks and 133 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 120 hitters and struck out 385 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.07 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 12th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .469 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .314 with an OBP of .365. He has 49 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 156 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .609 with an OPS+ of 157. Max Muncy is hitting .199 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 31 hits in 156 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .410. The Dodgers as a unit have 387 base hits, including 71 doubles and 85 homers. Los Angeles has walked 180 times this year and they have struck out on 356 occasions. They have had 307 men left on base and have an OPS of .807. They have scored 5.64 runs per game and totaled 254 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros (+120)
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