Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 9/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-208) Los Angeles (+160)
Angel Stadium is the venue where Janson Junk and the Los Angeles Angels (72-78, 4th in AL West) will play the Houston Astros (89-61, 1st in AL West) on Wednesday. The Astros open this contest at -208 while the Angels are priced at +160. The total opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Luis Garcia and Janson Junk.
As a unit, the Houston Astros are scoring 5.4 runs per contest, which ranks them 1st in the league. They have 806 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .341. The Astros have tallied 288 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 199 baseballs out of the park. They have 777 runs batted in in addition to 1,400 base knocks for the year, while their average at the plate comes in at .270. Houston has a slugging rate of .445 and have been rung up 1,132 times, while being walked on 528 occasions.
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The Astros have a team earned run average of 3.67 so far this season (4th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,360 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 500 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.06 as a squad for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.72 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.22. Astros pitchers have given up 172 home runs and 595 runs in total (4th in baseball).
Astros bullpen pitchers have come into the game with players on base 126 times as well as having 151 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have 64 holds on the season (26th in baseball). The Astros relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 58.9% and has come into the game in 121 save situations. They have compiled 33 saves for the year and have blown 23 of 56 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 183 runners for the season and 35.5% of those players ended up scoring. The Astros have dispatched 472 relievers to the hill so far this season.
The Astros have turned 71.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 12,036 innings, which has them sitting at 3rd in pro baseball. The Houston Astros have notched a total of 4,012 putouts this year, in addition to 1,315 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .989 which ranks 1st in professional baseball, and have accumulated 1,073 double plays.
Garcia (11-8 career record) has a FIP of 3.53 and he has gone up against 638 hitters in the major leagues. He has allowed 129 base knocks (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 50 free passes. His earned run average is 3.33 (58 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.143. Garcia has taken the mound for 156 innings and has earned 169 K's in his pro baseball career.
Los Angeles has accounted for 179 home runs this year as well as 630 runs batted in. They have hit 247 two-baggers, while getting a free base 413 times as well as notching 662 runs. The Los Angeles Angels have accumulated an on-base percentage of .308 and a team batting average of .245 this year. The Angels have a team SLG% of .409 and they have an average of 4.41 runs per contest (18th in the league). They have struck out on 1,306 occasions (14th in baseball) and have earned 1,236 base hits.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 747 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.70 (686 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 176 dingers and they relinquish 5.12 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league). The Angels have a WHIP of 1.390 with a FIP of 4.25 as a unit for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.48 (1,364 strikeouts against 551 free passes). They are sitting at 22nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,274.
With 128 save situations, the Angels have accrued 66 holds and 23 blown saves. Los Angeles has had relievers step onto the hill in 60 save opportunities and they have tallied 37 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 154 times in high leverage situations and on 218 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 37.8% out of 331 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 16th in baseball holding a save percentage of 61.7%, and they have sent 512 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The Los Angeles Angels have twisted 122 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (19th in pro baseball). The Angels have accrued 1,299 assists, 85 errors and have 3,941 putouts this season. Out of their 11,823 innings played, the Angels are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 67.7% (29th in baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Junk has conceded 9 hits while he has earned 4 strikeouts in 8 innings pitched. Junk (0-1 career mark) holds a 2.25 ERA and has given up 10.1 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 2 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.250 and a FIP of 7.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.00 and he has gone up against 34 opposing batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+160)
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