Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Prediction, 4/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+125) Houston (-135)
Jake Odorizzi and the Houston Astros (8-10, 5th in AL West) host the Los Angeles Angels (9-8, 3rd in AL West) at Minute Maid Park on Saturday. The Angels open this contest at +125 while the Astros are priced at -135. The total is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Griffin Canning and Jake Odorizzi.
Los Angeles is slugging .440 and have struck out 152 times, while drawing a walk on 48 occasions. They have amassed 76 runs batted in as well as 155 hits for the season, and their team batting average is at .264. The Angels have tallied 19 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 26 baseballs out of the park. They have racked up 87 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .326. As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are scoring 5.1 runs per outing, which is 4th in the league.
The Angels hold a team ERA of 4.89 for the season (28th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 179 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 71 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.61 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.52 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.42. Angels pitchers have relinquished 16 home runs in addition to 91 total runs (25th in baseball).
The Angels bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 50.0% and has come into the game in 11 save situations. The relievers have inherited 32 base runners this year with 50.0% of them crossed home plate. Angels relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 27 times as well as having 18 appearances in high leverage situations. The Angels have sent 60 relievers to the mound on the season. The relievers have tallied 5 holds this season (27th in MLB). They have earned 3 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 3 of 6 chances to save the game.
The Los Angeles Angels have a tally of 453 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 154 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .971 which has them ranked 30th in baseball, and have earned 122 double plays. The Angels have turned 65.2% of balls in play into outs out of their 1,359 innings on the field, ranking them 30th in pro baseball.
Canning (8-10 record in his career) has a FIP of 4.46 while facing 674 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 145 base hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has 56 walks. His ERA is 4.46 (79 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.262. Canning has pitched in 159 innings and has 166 strikeouts during his career.
The Astros hold a slugging % of .404 and they average 4.72 runs per outing (10th in the league). They have recorded 32 doubles, while walking 55 times and putting up 85 runs. Houston has accumulated 20 home runs on the campaign to go along with 80 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 127 occasions (29th in baseball) and have a total of 154 hits. The Houston Astros have tallied a team OBP of .316 as well as a team batting average of .249 for the year.
The Astros have a team WHIP of 1.280 and have a FIP of 4.25 as a pitching staff this season. They rank 13th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 139. The Houston pitching staff have conceded 80 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.47 (78 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.61 (162 strikeouts against 62 bases on balls). They have yielded 22 home runs and they allow 4.59 runs per 9 innings (15th in baseball).
Sitting with 15 save situations, the Astros have earned 9 holds and 3 blown saves. Houston has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 5 save chances and they have earned 2 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 15 times in high leverage situations and on 20 occasions with base runners. Houston relievers have an inherited score percentage of 37.8% out of their 37 inherited base runners. They are ranked 26th in MLB holding a save rate of 40.0%, and they have sent 59 relievers to the mound over the course of the season.
In 1,413 innings on the field, the Astros are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.5% (10th in MLB). The Houston Astros have turned 14 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .989 (4th in MLB). The Astros have 140 assists, 7 errors and have earned 471 putouts on the campaign.
During his career, Odorizzi has conceded 944 base knocks while earning 1,006 strikeouts in 1,050 frames. He has conceded 463 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.243 and a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.79 and he has gone up against 4,417 batters so far in his MLB career. Odorizzi (62-58 career record) holds a 3.97 earned run average while allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (-135)
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