Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Prediction, 9/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+210) Houston (-286)
Jose Suarez and the Los Angeles Angels (69-71, 4th in AL West) go to Minute Maid Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Houston Astros (81-58, 1st in AL West). The Angels open this game at +210 while the Astros are priced at -286. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Jose Suarez and Luis Garcia.
Los Angeles owns a slugging percentage of .413 and have been called out on strikes 1,221 times, while taking a walk on 376 occasions. They have earned 600 runs batted in as well as 1,163 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average is at .247. The Angels have accumulated 238 doubles as a team and have hit 169 baseballs out of the park. They have a total of 630 runs scored and have an OBP of .309. As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are scoring 4.5 runs per game, which puts them at 15th in baseball.
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The Angels have a team ERA of 4.70 on the season (24th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,283 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.52 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.38. Angels pitchers have yielded 166 home runs in addition to 697 runs in total (24th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 509 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.23 as a team this season.
Angels relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 203 times as well as having 143 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have racked up 62 holds this season (21st in baseball). The Angels relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 62.5% and has come into the game in 120 save situations. They have tallied 35 saves on the season and have blown 21 out of their 56 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 308 runners so far this season and 38.3% of them crossed home plate. The Angels have sent 474 relievers to the hill on the season.
The Los Angeles Angels are sitting with 3,677 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,210 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them ranked 19th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 955 double plays. The Angels have transformed 67.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of 11,031 innings on the field, which has them ranked 29th in MLB.
Suarez (8-15 career mark) holds a FIP of 5.58 and he has faced 724 hitters during his time in the majors. He has given up 178 base hits (10.0 hits per nine innings) and has 66 walks. His ERA is 5.95 (106 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.522. Suarez has taken the ball for 160 innings and has 143 punch outs in his MLB career.
Houston has hit 180 long balls for the season to go along with 703 runs batted in. They have 264 two-baggers, while taking a walk 487 times and racking up 731 runs. The Houston Astros have an on-base percentage of .338 as well as a team batting average of .267 so far this year. The Astros hold a team SLG% of .440 and they earn 5.26 runs per contest (2nd in the league). They have struck out on 1,046 instances (30th in baseball) and have recorded 1,281 base hits.
The Astros have a team WHIP of 1.223 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.09 as a staff on the season. They sit at 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,051. The Houston pitching staff have conceded 558 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.73 (513 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.73 (1,263 strikeouts vs 462 bases on balls). They have allowed 162 homers and they allow 4.06 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league).
Houston has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 53 save opportunities and they have earned 31 saves. They rank 22nd in MLB with a save rate of 58.5%, and they have sent 434 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the season. Their relief pitchers have come in 139 times in high leverage situations in addition to 120 occasions with base runners. Houston relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.2% out of their 177 inherited runners. With 115 save situations, the Astros have tallied 61 holds and 22 blown saves.
Out of their 11,136 innings played, the Astros are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.4% (2nd in baseball). The Houston Astros have twisted 103 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .989 (1st in professional baseball). The Astros have racked up 1,200 assists, 54 errors and have amassed 3,712 putouts for the season.
In his career, Garcia has allowed 116 base knocks while totaling 164 punch outs in 146 innings. Garcia (10-7 mark in his career) has earned a 3.26 earned run average while conceding 7.1 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 53 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.100 and a FIP of 3.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.64 and he has gone up against 592 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+210)
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