Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Prediction, 9/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+210) Houston (-286)
Minute Maid Park is the site where Lance McCullers Jr and the Houston Astros (82-58, 1st in AL West) will play the Los Angeles Angels (69-72, 4th in AL West) on Sunday. The Angels open this contest at +210 while the Astros are coming in at -286. The O/U has been set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Jaime Barria and Lance McCullers Jr.
The Angels have accrued 239 doubles as a team and have knocked 171 balls out of the stadium. Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .414 and have struck out 1,231 times, while being walked on 381 occasions. As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are scoring 4.5 runs per game, which has them at 15th in the league. They have 604 RBI's and 1,171 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average is sitting at .247. They are sitting with 635 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .309.
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The Angels hold a team ERA of 4.74 so far this season (25th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,287 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.51 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.38. Angels pitchers have conceded 166 home runs and also 707 runs in total (25th in the league). They have walked 512 hitters and their FIP is 4.22 as a team this year.
The Angels have sent 479 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relievers have inherited 310 runners for the year and 38.7% of them crossed home plate. They have accumulated 35 saves for the year and have not converted 21 out of their 56 save opportunities. The Angels relievers have a save rate of 62.5% and has entered the game in 120 save situations. The bullpen have accumulated 62 holds this season (21st in the league). Angels relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 204 times as well as having 144 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Angels have a total of 3,701 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,217 assists and 82 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which ranks 20th in MLB, and have 959 double plays. The Angels have converted 67.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 11,103 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 29th in the majors.
Barria has taken the hill for 289 innings and has tallied 224 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Barria (17-22 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 5.05 while he has faced 1,231 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.57 (147 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.336. He has given up 289 base hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) with 98 free passes.
The Houston Astros have accumulated a team OBP of .340 as well as a team batting average of .269 for the year. They have struck out on 1,050 occasions (30th in MLB) and have earned 1,297 base hits. Houston has compiled 180 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 713 runs batted in. The Astros have a team slugging percentage of .441 and they tally 5.29 runs per game (2nd in the league). They have hit 267 two-baggers, while getting a free base 490 times as well as putting up 741 runs.
The Astros have a team WHIP of 1.225 and have a FIP of 4.10 as a pitching staff this season. They come in at 7th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,059. The Houston pitching staff have given up 563 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 3.73 (517 earned runs yielded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.73 (1,273 strikeouts against 467 free passes). They have yielded 164 homers and they relinquish 4.07 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league).
Sitting with 115 save situations, the Astros have 61 holds and 22 blown saves. Houston has had relief pitchers enter the game in 53 save opportunities and they have tallied 31 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 139 times in high leverage situations in addition to 120 occasions with runners on. Houston bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.2% of 177 inherited base runners. They are ranked 22nd in MLB holding a save percentage of 58.5%, and they have dispatched 437 relievers onto the field so far this season.
Out of their 11,217 innings on the field, the Astros have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.4% (3rd in pro baseball). The Houston Astros have turned 104 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (1st in baseball). The Astros have accrued 1,208 assists, 58 errors and are sitting with 3,739 putouts so far this year.
So far in his pro baseball career, McCullers has allowed 551 base hits while he has earned 726 strikeouts in 647 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 258 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.261 and having a FIP of 3.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.74 and he has gone up against 2,727 batters during his career. McCullers (43-29 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.59 earned run average and has given up 7.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+210)
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