Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 4/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-112) Los Angeles (+102)
Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros (3-0, 1st in AL West) travel to Angel Stadium on Tuesday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Angels (2-1, 2nd in AL West). The Angels open this game at +102 while the Astros are priced at -112. The over/under has been set at 9. The men taking the mound are Zack Greinke and Griffin Canning.
The Astros have hit 12 doubles as a team and have knocked 8 balls out of the stadium. Houston has a slugging rate of .565 and have struck out 27 times, while drawing a walk on 17 occasions. As a unit, the Houston Astros are compiling 8.8 runs per outing, which is 3rd in the league. They have tallied 32 runs batted in in addition to 47 hits for the season, while their team batting average comes in at .320. They have tallied 35 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .398.
The Astros hold a team ERA of 2.00 on the campaign (4th in the league), and they have struck out 37 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.85 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 0.94. Astros pitchers have relinquished 2 home runs in addition to 9 runs (25th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 13 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.19 as a team so far this year.
The Astros dispatched 193 relievers to the hill in the previous season. The relief pitchers inherited 104 runners over the course of the prior season with 31.7% of those runners earned a run for their team. They had 16 saves last year and blew 13 of their 29 save opportunities. The Astros bullpen recorded a save rate of 55.2% and stepped onto the mound in 58 save situations. The bullpen tallied 28 holds in the previous season (16th in the league). Astros bullpen pitchers entered the game with players on base in 75 games as well as 75 outings with high leverage.
Greinke held a FIP of 2.8 and he earned an ERA+ of 111. He gave up 30 ER's last season and had a strikeout to walk ratio of 7.4. He conceded 9 H/9 (hits per 9 innings) and his WHIP was at 1.134. His earned run average was at 4.03 and he fanned 67 opposing batters. Zack Greinke gave up 67 hits in 67 innings pitched throughout last season. Greinke has thrown 2,945 frames and has totaled 2,693 punch outs during his career. Greinke (209-126 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 3.36 and he has gone up against 12,021 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.36 (1,100 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.157. He has allowed 2,731 base hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 676 free passes.
The Angels have a team slugging % of .427 and they earn 6.00 runs per game (7th in MLB). They have tallied 1 double, while taking a walk 16 times and notching 24 runs. Los Angeles has hit 7 home runs for the season to go along with 21 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 38 occasions (5th in the league) and have tallied 32 base hits. The Los Angeles Angels hold an on-base percentage of .329 in addition to a team batting average of .244 for the year.
The Angels hold a team WHIP of 1.389 and have a FIP of 4.03 as a unit on the season. They have a ranking of 8th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 34. The Los Angeles pitching staff have allowed 22 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 4.75 (19 earned runs allowed). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.69 (43 strikeouts against 16 free passes). They have given up 4 long balls and they give up 5.50 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB).
Los Angeles had relief pitchers enter the contest in 51 save situations and they tallied 12 saves last year. They were sitting at 28th in the league with a save rate of 46.2%, and they dispatched 228 relief pitchers to the mound last year. Their relievers came into 74 games with high leverage and 92 contests with base runners. Los Angeles relief pitchers held an inherited score percentage of 37.0% out of their 130 inherited runners. Finishing with 26 opportunities for a save, the Angels amassed 23 holds in addition to 14 blown saves.
Canning earned a K/BB ratio of 2.4 with 56 total punch outs and an ERA+ of 117. His WHIP sat at 1.37 and he held a FIP of 4.33 last season. He pitched in 56.1 innings last year while conceding 8.6 hits per 9 innings. Canning gave up 54 hits while surrendering 25 earned runs (3.99 ERA). So far in his MLB career, Canning has allowed 134 hits while he has totaled 152 K's in 146 innings pitched. Canning (7-9 career win-loss record) has a 4.36 earned run average while giving up 8.2 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 71 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.275 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.87 and he has faced 622 hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+102)
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