Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Prediction, 4/20/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-125) Houston (+105)
The Los Angeles Angels (6-5) are headed to Minute Maid Park on Wednesday where they will try to defeat the Houston Astros (6-4). The line on this contest has the Angels at -125 and the Astros open at +105. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Shohei Ohtani and Jake Odorizzi.
Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .436 and have been rung up 108 times, while being walked on 37 occasions. They have accrued 49 runs batted in and 91 base knocks this year, and their average at the plate comes in at .248. The Angels have earned 17 doubles as a unit and have hit 16 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 52 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .320. As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are putting up 4.7 runs per outing, which is 10th in MLB.
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Angels pitchers have surrendered 16 home runs in addition to 54 total runs (25th in MLB). They have walked 39 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.71 as a team this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.28 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.25. The Angels hold a team ERA of 4.82 on the campaign (23rd in MLB), and the staff has rung up 89 batters.
Angels pitchers have entered the game with runners on 15 times and also have had 10 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 8 holds on the campaign (7th in baseball). The Angels bullpen have a save percentage of 66.7% and has entered the game in 11 save situations. They have compiled 2 saves on the year and have blown 1 of 3 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 23 base runners on the year with 43.5% of those runners crossed home plate. The Angels have sent 38 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Angels have converted 73.5% of balls in play into outs out of 873 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 5th in professional baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have a tally of 291 putouts so far this season, as well as 98 assists and 7 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which ranks 20th in pro baseball, and have earned 5 double plays.
Ohtani has pitched in 192 frames and is sitting with 236 punch outs during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.70 (79 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.177. He has allowed 149 base hits (7.0 hits per nine innings) with 77 walks. Ohtani (13-7 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.57 while he has faced 799 batters in the majors.
The Astros hold a team slugging percentage of .385 and they earn 3.90 runs per contest (21st in baseball). They have recorded 15 two-baggers, while taking a walk 38 times as well as racking up 39 runs. Houston has tallied 13 home runs over the course of the season as well as 38 runs batted in. They have struck out on 70 occasions (26th in the league) and have tallied 71 base hits. The Houston Astros have accumulated a team OBP of .301 as well as a batting average of .215 so far this year.
The Astros have a WHIP of 1.206 and have a FIP of 3.72 as a unit so far this year. They are sitting at 11th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 72. The Houston pitching staff have allowed 35 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 3.20 (31 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.42 (80 strikeouts vs 33 bases on balls). They have given up 7 homers and they surrender 3.62 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league).
Houston has had relievers step onto the hill in 4 save opportunities and they have walked away with 3 saves. They are ranked 12th in baseball holding a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 36 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the year. Their relief pitchers have come in 11 times in high leverage situations and also on 8 occasions with runners on. Houston relievers hold an inherited score rate of 11.1% out of 9 inherited base runners. Sitting with 12 save situations, the Astros have earned 8 holds and 1 blown save.
In 786 innings on the diamond, the Astros have a defensive efficiency of 72.0% (10th in MLB). The Houston Astros have gotten 7 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .991 (7th in pro baseball). The Astros have accrued 79 assists, 3 errors and have notched a total of 262 putouts so far this year.
During his MLB career, Odorizzi has allowed 1,045 base hits while he has earned 1,089 strikeouts in 1,155 frames. He has given up a total of 509 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.246 and having a FIP of 4.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.76 and he has gone up against 4,863 batters in his career. Odorizzi (68-64 career record) has a 3.97 earned run average while giving up 8.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-125)
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