Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Prediction, 8/25/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Angels (+139) Astros (-151)
Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros (15-13, 2nd in AL West) play the Los Angeles Angels (9-20, 5th in AL West) at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday. The Astros open this contest at -151 while the Angels are coming in at +139. The total is set at 9.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Jose Suarez and Cristian Javier.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/24/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/21/2020 Max Stassi C Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/18/2020 Cam Bedrosian RP Thigh Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/14/2020 Dillon Peters SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
7/23/2020 Justin Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Houston Astros Injuries
8/24/2020 Aledmys Diaz DH Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/24/2020 Chris Devenski RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/24/2020 Alex Bregman 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
8/24/2020 Brad Peacock SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/23/2020 Jose Urquidy SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/23/2020 Yordan Alvarez DH Knee Out for the season
8/22/2020 Josh James RP Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/16/2020 Rogelio Armenteros RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/12/2020 Roberto Osuna RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/7/2020 Austin Pruitt RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/26/2020 Justin Verlander SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 9-20 overall record this season. Suarez (2-7 career record) has a FIP of 6.89 while he has gone up against 386 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 7.56 (69 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.693. He has surrendered 105 base knocks (11.5 hits per nine innings) with 34 free passes. Suarez has taken the mound for 82 innings and has racked up 72 K's so far in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 117 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 126 hitters and walked 55 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.08. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 248 base hits and 145 earned runs. They have allowed 36 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 109 batters and struck out 248. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.46.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .231, good for 22nd in the league. The Angels hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 27 hits this season in 100 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .610 and an OPS+ of 153. Tommy La Stella is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 25 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 93 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .452. The Angels have 229 hits, including 43 doubles and 43 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 116 times so far this season and they have struck out 245 times as a unit. They have left 208 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 131 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Javier has conceded 18 hits while accumulating 26 K's in 25 frames. He has surrendered 10 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.076 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.3. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.89 and he has gone up against 99 opposing hitters. Javier (2-1 mark) has a 3.59 ERA while surrendering 6.5 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 115 batters and walked 66 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 228 base knocks and 116 earned runs this season. They have given up 33 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 120 hitters and struck out 242 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.51.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 19th in the league. The Astros hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Carlos Correa comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .381. He has 30 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 100 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .440 with an OPS+ of 122. Michael Brantley is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 16 hits in 59 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .424. The Astros as a unit have 234 base hits, including 55 doubles and 32 homers. Houston has walked 105 times this year and they have struck out on 222 occasions. They have had 187 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 5.14 runs per game and totaled 144 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Astros (-151)
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