Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Prediction, 5/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros
Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Alex Cobb and the Los Angeles Angels (13-17, 5th in AL West) go to Minute Maid Park on Monday where they'll meet the Houston Astros (16-15, 3rd in AL West).
As a unit, the Los Angeles Angels are compiling 4.5 runs per game, which ranks them 13th in baseball. They have accounted for 135 runs while holding a team OBP of .316. The Angels have accumulated 42 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 41 baseballs out of the park. They have accrued 124 RBI's in addition to 263 hits for the year, while their team batting average is sitting at .256. Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .423 and have struck out 247 times, while being walked on 76 occasions.
Angels pitchers have conceded 35 home runs and 167 total runs (29th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 121 batters and their FIP sits at 3.92 as a unit this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.65 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.42. The Angels have an earned run average of 5.08 this season (28th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 321 hitters.
The Angels bullpen have earned a save percentage of 41.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 21 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 61 base runners on the campaign with 49.2% of those runners earned a run for their team. Angels pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 46 times and also have had 30 appearances in high leverage situations. The Angels have dispatched 107 relievers to the hill for the year. The relievers have tallied 9 holds so far this year (26th in baseball). They have recorded 5 saves for the year and have blown 7 of their 12 save chances.
The Angels have converted 65.1% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,382 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 30th in baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have 794 putouts this year, in addition to 270 assists and 31 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .972 which is 30th in pro baseball, and have a total of 213 double plays.
Cobb has thrown 938 frames and has racked up 749 strikeouts in his MLB career. Cobb (56-59 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.01 while he has gone up against 3,947 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.91 (408 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.275. He has allowed 919 hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has 277 free passes.
The Astros have a team slugging % of .410 and they earn 4.87 runs per game (7th in the league). They have recorded 58 two-baggers, while walking 86 times as well as putting up 151 runs. Houston has 33 home runs for the year to go along with 143 RBIs. They have struck out on 227 instances (28th in the league) and have 267 base hits. The Houston Astros have tallied a team OBP of .316 as well as a batting average of .254 for the season.
The Houston pitching staff have allowed 123 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 3.90 (118 earned runs given up). They have surrendered 35 dingers and they allow 4.07 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The Astros have a WHIP of 1.210 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.04 as a squad so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.82 (279 strikeouts vs 99 walks). They sit at 14th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 230.
Houston has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 11 save opportunities and they have come away with 7 saves. They are currently ranked 17th in baseball with a save percentage of 63.6%, and they have dispatched 93 relievers onto the field for the season. Their relief pitchers have come in 28 times in high leverage situations and on 25 occasions with base runners. Houston relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 43.5% out of their 46 inherited runners. With 25 save situations, the Astros have accumulated 13 holds and 4 blown saves.
In their 2,448 innings on the diamond, the Astros have earned a defensive efficiency of 71.3% (10th in baseball). The Houston Astros have turned 27 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .989 (3rd in MLB). The Astros have racked up 248 assists, 12 errors and have a tally of 816 putouts on the season.
Garcia (0-4 career mark) has earned a 3.16 earned run average and has allowed 5.6 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.64 and he has faced 149 hitters during his career. He has given up a total of 13 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.000 and a FIP of 4.3. So far in his career, Garcia has conceded 23 hits while totaling 37 punch outs in 37 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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