Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Prediction, 5/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Minute Maid Park is the venue where Lance McCullers Jr and the Houston Astros (18-16, 2nd in AL West) will play the Los Angeles Angels (15-18, 5th in AL West) on Tuesday.
The Angels have tallied 49 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 44 baseballs out of the park. Los Angeles is slugging .427 and have been called out on strikes 272 times, while drawing a walk on 84 occasions. As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are earning 4.8 runs per game, which puts them at 8th in MLB. They have 145 runs batted in in addition to 293 hits on the year, while their average at the plate is .260. They have accumulated 157 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .319.
The Angels hold a team earned run average of 5.13 on the campaign (28th in the league), and they have struck out 347 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 143 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.94 as a team this season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.43 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.46. Angels pitchers have allowed 36 long balls in addition to 184 runs in total (30th in MLB).
Angels pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 50 times in addition to having 35 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 12 holds this year (22nd in the league). The Angels relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 50.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 26 save situations. They have accumulated 7 saves this year and have blown 7 of their 14 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 68 base runners this year and 47.1% of them ended up scoring. The Angels have sent 119 relief pitchers to the hill this year.
The Los Angeles Angels are sitting with 875 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 293 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .973 which has them sitting 30th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 228 double plays. The Angels have turned 65.0% of balls in play into outs out of 2,625 innings, ranking them 30th in pro baseball.
Ohtani (5-3 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 3.91 and he has gone up against 311 hitters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 48 hits (6.0 hits per 9 innings) with 49 free passes. His ERA is 3.88 (31 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.347. Ohtani has taken the mound for 72 innings and has racked up 96 strikeouts in his career.
The Astros have a team slugging percentage of .424 and they are scoring 5.06 runs per game (4th in MLB). They have put up 66 two-baggers, while walking 98 times as well as racking up 172 runs. Houston has recorded 38 long balls on the season to go along with 164 runs batted in. They have struck out on 244 occasions (29th in MLB) and have recorded 300 base hits. The Houston Astros have compiled an on-base percentage of .323 as well as a team batting average of .260 this year.
The Houston pitching staff have conceded 139 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 3.94 (131 earned runs conceded). They have relinquished 42 long balls and they concede 4.18 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB). The Astros have a WHIP of 1.197 with a FIP of 4.18 as a squad so far this year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.85 (302 strikeouts vs 106 free passes). They have a ranking of 13th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 252.
Sitting with 29 save situations, the Astros have earned 16 holds and also 4 blown saves. Houston has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 12 save opportunities and they have tallied 8 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 29 times in high leverage situations in addition to 28 occasions with base runners. Houston bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 44.0% out of 50 inherited base runners. They rank 14th in MLB holding a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 103 relievers onto the field on the year.
Out of their 2,691 innings played, the Astros hold a defensive efficiency of 71.9% (4th in pro baseball). The Houston Astros have turned 28 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .989 (3rd in MLB). The Astros have 274 assists, 13 errors and have amassed 897 putouts over the course of the season.
Thus far in his career, McCullers has allowed 464 hits and he has 603 strikeouts in 541 innings pitched. McCullers (34-26 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.69 earned run average while conceding 7.7 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 222 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.256 and having a FIP of 3.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.79 and he has gone up against 2,276 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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