Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 8/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Friday, August 13, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-147) Los Angeles (+115)
Angel Stadium is the site where Patrick Sandoval and the Los Angeles Angels (57-58, 4th in AL West) will take on the Houston Astros (68-46, 1st in AL West) on Friday. The Angels open this matchup at +115 while the Astros are priced at -147. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Zack Greinke and Patrick Sandoval.
Houston owns a slugging percentage of .439 and have been called out on strikes 870 times, while taking a walk on 405 occasions. They have tallied 589 RBI's as well as 1,040 hits so far this season, and their batting average sits at .266. The Astros have hit 213 doubles as a team and have knocked 150 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 614 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .339. As a squad, the Houston Astros are notching 5.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 1st in MLB.
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Astros pitchers have yielded 136 long balls and 456 runs in total (8th in the league). They have walked 386 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.14 as a squad for the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.70 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.22. The Astros hold a team ERA of 3.66 so far this season (7th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,044 hitters.
The Astros have dispatched 349 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 149 runners so far this season and 36.2% of them crossed the plate. They have recorded 24 saves for the season and have blown 16 of 40 chances to save the game. The Astros relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 60.0% and has entered the game in 93 save situations. The bullpen have accumulated 52 holds this year (20th in baseball). Astros pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 97 times as well as having 105 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Astros have turned 71.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of 9,144 innings, which has them ranked 2nd in pro baseball. The Houston Astros have notched a total of 3,048 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 967 assists and 48 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .988 which has them sitting 1st in baseball, and have accumulated 834 double plays.
Greinke has pitched in 3,075 frames and has 2,789 punch outs during his MLB career. Greinke (218-129 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.42 while he has faced 12,555 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.38 (1,156 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.158. He has given up 2,858 base knocks (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 705 walks.
Los Angeles has accounted for 144 home runs for the year to go along with 498 RBIs. They have recorded 206 two-baggers, while walking 311 times and scoring 526 runs. The Los Angeles Angels have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .313 in addition to a batting average of .251 so far this season. The Angels have a team SLG% of .422 and they are recording 4.57 runs per outing (11th in the league). They have struck out on 989 occasions (18th in MLB) and have a total of 975 base hits.
The Angels have a WHIP of 1.368 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.25 as a staff for the season. They sit at 20th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 952. The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 574 runs for the season while having an ERA of 4.73 (529 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.49 (1,061 strikeouts against 426 walks). They have surrendered 137 HR's and they surrender 5.13 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball).
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 39.4% of 241 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 123 times in high leverage situations in addition to 162 occasions with runners on. With 102 save situations, the Angels have compiled 53 holds in addition to 18 blown saves. They are ranked 14th in the league with a save percentage of 61.7%, and they have sent 386 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 47 save opportunities and they have tallied 29 saves.
The Los Angeles Angels have twisted 87 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (23rd in the majors). The Angels have accrued 992 assists, 71 errors and have a total of 3,023 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 9,069 innings on the field, the Angels are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.2% (26th in baseball).
So far in his career, Sandoval has allowed 136 base knocks while he has earned 166 K's in 158 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 76 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.269 and a FIP of 4.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.55 and he has gone up against 669 batters in his pro baseball career. Sandoval (4-14 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 4.32 earned run average while giving up 7.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Houston (-147)
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