Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 8/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-200) Los Angeles (+155)
Lance McCullers Jr and the Houston Astros (69-46, 1st in AL West) head to Angel Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Angels (58-59, 4th in AL West). The moneyline on this game has the Astros priced at -200 and the Angels are at +155. The O/U is set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Lance McCullers Jr and Reid Detmers.
The Astros have accumulated 213 doubles as a team and have smacked 151 baseballs out of the stadium. Houston is slugging .438 and have struck out 879 times, while drawing a walk on 407 occasions. As a team, the Houston Astros are notching 5.4 runs per game, which is 1st in the league. They have tallied 593 RBI's and 1,046 hits so far this season, while their average at the plate comes in at .266. They have 618 runs scored and have an OBP of .338.
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The Astros have an ERA of 3.64 for the season (6th in the league), and they have rung up 1,053 batters. They have walked 386 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.12 as a team so far this season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.73 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.21. Astros pitchers have given up 136 home runs and also 457 total runs (7th in MLB).
The Astros have sent 351 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 149 runners for the season and 36.2% of them crossed home plate. They have accumulated 25 saves on the season and have blown 16 out of their 41 chances to save the game. The Astros relievers have earned a save percentage of 61.0% and has come into the game in 94 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 52 holds for the year (20th in baseball). Astros bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 97 times in addition to having 105 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Astros have transformed 71.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 9,144 innings on the diamond, ranking them 2nd in the majors. The Houston Astros have earned 3,048 putouts for the season, as well as 967 assists and 48 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .988 which has them ranked 1st in pro baseball, and they have twisted 834 double plays.
McCullers has thrown 617 frames and has totaled 693 K's during his career. His ERA is 3.61 (248 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.261. He has given up 527 base knocks (7.7 hits per nine innings) with 252 walks. McCullers (41-28 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.34 while going up against 2,604 hitters in the majors.
Los Angeles has tallied 144 home runs this season to go along with 505 RBIs. They have 211 doubles, while taking a walk 316 times and putting up 533 runs. The Los Angeles Angels have a team OBP of .313 and a batting average of .251 this year. The Angels hold a team slugging % of .421 and they are earning 4.56 runs per contest (13th in MLB). They have struck out on 1,002 occasions (17th in baseball) and have a total of 990 base knocks.
The Angels have a team WHIP of 1.360 and have a FIP of 4.25 as a pitching staff this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.50 (1,079 strikeouts against 432 bases on balls). They sit at 20th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 962. They have given up 139 homers and they yield 5.10 runs per 9 innings (25th in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 581 runs this year while having an ERA of 4.71 (536 earned runs yielded).
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 39.1% out of their 243 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 123 times in high leverage situations and also on 164 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 102 save situations, the Angels have accumulated 53 holds in addition to 18 blown saves. They rank 14th in the league holding a save percentage of 61.7%, and they have sent 391 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the year. Los Angeles has called on relievers to take the mound in 47 save opportunities and they have recorded 29 saves.
The Los Angeles Angels have turned 88 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (23rd in the majors). The Angels have racked up 998 assists, 71 errors and are sitting with 3,050 putouts over the course of the season. In their 9,150 innings played, the Angels have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.3% (26th in pro baseball).
Detmers (0-2 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 10.61 ERA while allowing 12.5 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.75 and he has gone up against 48 batters in his career. He has conceded 11 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.821 and having a FIP of 7.8. During his pro baseball career, Detmers has allowed 13 base knocks and he has 7 strikeouts in 9 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+155)
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