Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 9/2/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Friday, September 2, 2022
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-190) Los Angeles (+160)
The Los Angeles Angels (57-74) will go up against the Houston Astros (84-47) at Angel Stadium on Friday. The line on this contest has the Astros at -190 while the Angels are opening at +160. The betting total comes in at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Lance McCullers Jr and Reid Detmers.
The Astros have recorded 231 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 172 balls out of the stadium. Houston is slugging .422 and have struck out 972 times, while drawing a walk on 439 occasions. As a squad, the Houston Astros are putting up 4.5 runs per outing, which is 9th in baseball. They have amassed 577 RBI's and 1,073 hits on the season, while their average at the plate is at .246. They have accumulated 593 runs while holding a team OBP of .319.
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The Astros are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.03 for the year (2nd in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,182 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.14 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.11. Astros pitchers have allowed 111 home runs in addition to 433 runs in total (2nd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 376 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.44 as a squad for the season.
The Astros have sent 381 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 122 base runners for the season and 29.5% of those runners ended up scoring. They have accumulated 41 saves over the course of the season and have blown 14 of 55 save opportunities. The Astros relievers have earned a save rate of 74.5% and stepped onto the hill in 136 save situations. The relief pitchers have earned 81 holds over the course of the season (7th in the league). Astros bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 82 times and also have had 124 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Astros have transformed 71.9% of balls in play into outs in their 10,455 innings, which ranks them 3rd in the majors. The Houston Astros have amassed 3,485 putouts this year, as well as 1,026 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .987 which has them ranked 8th in professional baseball, and have 104 double plays.
McCullers (46-31 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.36 while facing 2,889 batters in the major leagues. He has conceded 579 hits (7.6 hits per nine innings) and has 284 walks. His ERA is 3.52 (269 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.256. McCullers has thrown 687 frames and has totaled 763 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The Los Angeles Angels have an OBP of .294 as well as a batting average of .228 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 1,264 instances (1st in baseball) and have earned 995 base knocks. Los Angeles is sitting with 151 home runs on the campaign as well as 479 runs batted in. The Angels have a team slugging % of .381 and they score 3.82 runs per contest (25th in baseball). They have put up 164 doubles, while walking 374 times as well as recording 500 runs.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 548 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.79 (489 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 137 home runs and they allow 4.25 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league). The Angels have a WHIP of 1.251 with a FIP of 4.00 as a squad on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.52 (1,115 strikeouts vs 442 bases on balls). They are sitting at 7th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,010.
Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 50 save chances and they have come away with 29 saves. They rank 23rd in the league with a save percentage of 58.0%, and they have sent 392 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 123 times in high leverage situations and on 132 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 36.2% out of their 207 inherited runners. With 106 save situations, the Angels have accumulated 54 holds and 21 blown saves.
In their 10,449 innings on the field, the Angels are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (5th in professional baseball). The Los Angeles Angels have turned 109 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (14th in the majors). The Angels have accrued 1,108 assists, 67 errors and have earned a total of 3,483 putouts this year.
So far in his pro baseball career, Detmers has surrendered 107 hits while earning 118 punch outs in 124 innings pitched. Detmers (6-7 career mark) holds a 4.13 earned run average and has allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 57 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.263 and a FIP of 4.5. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.36 and he has gone up against 525 opposing batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+160)
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