Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 4/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Monday, April 5, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+115) Los Angeles (-172)
Angel Stadium is the venue where Jose Quintana and the Los Angeles Angels (2-1, 2nd in AL West) will play the Houston Astros (3-0, 1st in AL West) on Monday. The Angels open this contest at -172 while the Astros are coming in at +115. The O/U is set at 10.5. The starting pitchers are Luis Garcia and Jose Quintana.
Houston owned a slugging percentage of .408 and struck out 440 times last year, while being walked on 192 occasions. They accumulated 268 runs batted in as well as 478 base knocks last year, and their team batting average sat at .240. The Astros recorded 103 doubles as a unit and smacked 69 balls out of the stadium. They had a total of 279 runs scored and held an on-base percentage of .312. As a unit, the Houston Astros notched 4.7 runs per game, which put them at 14th in the league.
The Astros compiled a team ERA of 4.31 during the previous year (13th in the league), and their staff rung up 526 batters. Their K/BB ratio was 2.42 and their pitching staff held a collective WHIP of 1.31. Astros pitchers surrendered 70 home runs and also 275 total runs (17th in baseball). Their pitching staff walked 217 opposing players and their FIP finished at 4.33 as a unit during the previous year. The Astros bullpen earned a save rate of 55.2% and stepped onto the hill in 58 save situations. The relief pitchers inherited 115 base runners over the course of last season with 28.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Astros pitchers went to the mound with players on base in 75 games and also 75 contests with high leverage. The Astros sent forth 193 relievers to the hill over the course of last season. The relief pitchers a total of 28 holds last season (16th in the league). They recorded 16 saves for the previous season and did not convert 13 of their 29 chances to get a save.
Luis Garcia gave up 7 hits in 12.1 innings pitched throughout last season. His ERA was at 2.92 and he struck out 9 opposing hitters. He surrendered 4 earned runs throughout last season with a K/BB ratio of 1.8. He gave up 5.1 hits per nine innings and he had a WHIP of 0.973. Garcia was the owner of a FIP of 4.25 and an ERA+ of 157.
The Los Angeles Angels had a team on-base percentage of .332 and a batting average of .248 over the course of the prior season. They were called out on strikes on 490 occasions (22nd in baseball) and had 501 hits. Los Angeles had 85 home runs for the previous season to go along with 285 RBIs. The Angels had a slugging percentage of .430 and they were recording 4.90 runs per game (9th in baseball). They tallied 97 doubles, while getting a free base 239 times and notching 294 runs.
The Angels had a team WHIP of 1.316 with a FIP of 4.49 as a unit last year. They ranked 12th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 492. The Los Angeles pitching staff surrendered 321 runs for the prior year while having an ERA of 5.09 (297 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio sat at 2.63 (523 strikeouts against 199 free passes). They yielded 82 homers and they allowed 5.50 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). Los Angeles relief pitchers had an inherited score percentage of 35.0% out of 136 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers stepped onto the mound in 74 games with high leverage and also 92 games with base runners. With 26 save opportunities, the Angels tallied 23 holds and also 14 blown saves. They were ranked 28th in MLB with a save percentage of 46.2%, and they dispatched 228 bullpen pitchers to the mound last year. Los Angeles called on relievers to step onto the hill in 51 save situations and they earned 12 saves.
Quintana had a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.0 with 12 total strikeouts and an ERA+ of 98. His WHIP sat at 1.30 and he had a FIP of 2.99 last season. He took the ball for 10.0 innings last season while giving up 9 H/9 (hits per 9 innings). Quintana gave up 10 base knocks while he conceded 5 earned runs (4.50 ERA). Quintana (83-77 career record) holds a 3.73 ERA while conceding 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.10 and he has gone up against 6,244 hitters so far in his MLB career. He has allowed a total of 619 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.266 and having a FIP of 3.6. So far in his MLB career, Quintana has surrendered 1,470 base hits while accumulating 1,310 punch outs in 1,495 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-172)
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