Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros Prediction, 6/1/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros
Date: Thursday, June 1, 2023
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
The Los Angeles Angels (29-27) are on their way to Minute Maid Park on Thursday where they will take on the Houston Astros (32-22). The expected starting pitchers will be Reid Detmers and Framber Valdez.
The Angels have accounted for 84 doubles as a unit and have smacked 73 balls out of the park. Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .422 and have been called out on strikes 493 times, while drawing a walk on 179 occasions. As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are compiling 4.8 runs per outing, which puts them at 9th in the league. They have accrued 264 RBI's in addition to 486 hits for the season, and their team batting average is at .256. They have notched a total of 268 runs and have an on-base percentage of .327.
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Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.47 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.32. Angels pitchers have surrendered 61 home runs in addition to 263 runs (22nd in the league). Los Angeles has surrendered 457 hits (8.3 per 9 innings) as well as 232 earned runs. The Angels are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.21 this year (15th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 486 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 197 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.32 as a unit this year.
Angels bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 52 times as well as having 61 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 40 holds so far this season (2nd in the league). The Angels relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 60.0% and has come into the game in 70 save situations. They have accumulated 18 saves on the year and have blown 12 of their 30 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 85 base runners on the campaign with 43.5% of those players ended up scoring. The Angels have sent 163 relief pitchers to the mound for the season.
The Los Angeles Angels have a tally of 1,487 putouts thus far, in addition to 484 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which has them ranked 23rd in baseball, and have 49 double plays. The Angels have turned 69.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,461 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 18th in baseball.
Detmers (8-13 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.02 and he has gone up against 844 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 187 hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 76 free passes. His earned run average is 4.42 (96 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.346. Detmers has taken the mound for 195 innings and has 199 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
The Houston Astros have accumulated a team OBP of .315 and a team batting average of .244 on the year. They have struck out on 435 occasions (24th in the league) and have earned a total of 441 hits. Houston is sitting with 56 home runs for the season as well as 233 RBIs. The Astros have a slugging percentage of .391 and they are earning 4.52 runs per contest (16th in the league). They have put up 89 doubles, while getting a free base 169 times as well as scoring 244 runs.
The Astros have a team WHIP of 1.191 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.68 as a pitching staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 9.90 (528 strikeouts vs 153 free passes). They come in at 3rd in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 419. They have allowed 56 HR's and they surrender 3.54 runs per 9 innings (1st in MLB). The Houston pitching staff have allowed 189 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.17 (169 earned runs conceded).
Houston relievers have an inherited score percentage of 25.0% out of 44 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 45 times in high leverage situations in addition to 26 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 49 save situations, the Astros have accumulated 27 holds and 6 blown saves. They are ranked 8th in the league holding a save rate of 71.4%, and they have sent 168 relief pitchers onto the field on the campaign. Houston has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 21 save chances and they have tallied 15 saves.
In their 4,326 innings played, the Astros hold a efficiency on defense of 69.3% (14th in pro baseball). The Houston Astros have gotten 46 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .989 (6th in the majors). The Astros have recorded 445 assists, 21 errors and have earned a total of 1,442 putouts for the season.
Valdez (46-27 career win-loss record) has a 3.25 ERA while giving up 7.6 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.56 and he has faced 2,456 batters in his career. He has given up a total of 212 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.226 and a FIP of 3.6. So far in his career, Valdez has surrendered 495 base hits while he has accumulated 574 strikeouts in 586 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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