Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Prediction, 9/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros
Date: Friday, September 10, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+220) Houston (-303)
Minute Maid Park is the site where Framber Valdez and the Houston Astros (81-58, 1st in AL West) will take on the Los Angeles Angels (69-71, 4th in AL West) on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has the Angels coming in at +220 and the Astros are at -303. The total is set at 7. The expected starting pitchers are Shohei Ohtani and Framber Valdez.
Los Angeles is slugging .413 and have struck out 1,221 times, while taking a walk on 376 occasions. They have recorded 600 runs batted in in addition to 1,163 base knocks on the campaign, and their batting average sits at .247. The Angels have hit 238 doubles as a team and have knocked 169 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 630 runs while holding a team OBP of .309. As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which has them at 15th in baseball.
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Angels pitchers have conceded 166 long balls in addition to 697 runs (25th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 509 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.23 as a squad this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.52 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.38. The Angels have compiled a team ERA of 4.70 this season (24th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,283 batters.
The Angels relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 62.5% and has come into the game in 120 save situations. The relievers have inherited 308 runners on the campaign and 38.3% of them earned a run for their team. Angels pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 203 times and also have had 143 appearances in high leverage situations. The Angels have dispatched 474 relievers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have recorded 62 holds on the year (20th in baseball). They have compiled 35 saves for the season and have blown 21 of 56 chances to get a save.
The Angels have transformed 67.9% of balls in play into outs out of 11,031 innings, which has them ranked 29th in baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have notched a total of 3,677 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,210 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which is 20th in the majors, and they have twisted 955 double plays.
Ohtani has pitched in 165 innings and has tallied 201 punch outs so far in his MLB career. Ohtani (13-4 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.58 while facing 681 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.43 (63 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.155. He has given up 120 base knocks (6.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 71 walks.
The Houston Astros have earned a team OBP of .338 and a batting average of .267 so far this season. They have been rung up on 1,046 instances (30th in the league) and have earned 1,281 hits. Houston has recorded 180 long balls for the season as well as 703 RBIs. The Astros hold a team slugging % of .440 and they are earning 5.26 runs per game (2nd in baseball). They have hit 264 two-baggers, while walking 487 times as well as racking up 731 runs.
The Houston pitching staff have given up 558 runs this season while holding an ERA of 3.73 (513 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 162 dingers and they concede 4.06 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The Astros are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.223 in addition to having a FIP of 4.09 as a pitching staff on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.73 (1,263 strikeouts against 462 free passes). They are currently ranked 6th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 1,051.
Houston has had relief pitchers enter the game in 53 save opportunities and they have walked away with 31 saves. They are currently ranked 22nd in MLB with a save percentage of 58.5%, and they have sent 434 relievers onto the field on the season. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 139 times in high leverage situations and on 120 occasions with base runners. Houston relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 36.2% out of their 177 inherited runners. With 115 save situations, the Astros have amassed 61 holds and 22 blown saves.
The Houston Astros have turned 103 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .989 (1st in the majors). The Astros have accrued 1,200 assists, 54 errors and have amassed 3,712 putouts so far this season. Out of their 11,136 innings played, the Astros hold a defensive efficiency of 71.4% (2nd in MLB).
In his pro baseball career, Valdez has surrendered 250 hits while tallying 281 K's in 289 innings pitched. Valdez (22-16 record in his career) is the owner of a 3.76 earned run average and has surrendered 7.8 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 121 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.310 and having a FIP of 3.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.18 and he has gone up against 1,239 batters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+220)
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