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2022 MLB Handicapping
(37-41-0) Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros (47-27-0)
Date: Friday, July 1st
Time: 08:10 ETPM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park Houston
Projected Pitchers: Michael Lorenzen vs. Cristian Javier
MLB Moneyline Odds: Angels 122 Astros -145
MLB run line Betting Odds: Angels +1.5, Astros -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
Los Angeles Angels
Heading into the game, the Los Angeles Angels have an overall record of 37-41-0. When playing on the road, the team has gone 16-18. In the AL West division, Los Angeles currently sits 3rd So far, the team has gone 36-42-0 vs the runline, while being favored in 73.0% of their games. The Angels’ over-under record is 33-40-5.
For Los Angeles, Michael Lorenzen gets the start with an overall record of 6-5. He comes into the game with an elevated ERA of 4.24. So far, he is lasting an average of 5.67 innings per outing, as well as 6.88 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. In terms of walks, he allows an average of 3.71 per 9. In total, Lorenzen has given up 5 home runs.
So far, the Angels bullpen has been one of the most used groups in the league. The team’s relievers have a combined ERA of 4.06.
So far, the Los Angeles Angels have been scoring runs at a rate similar to the league average, at 4.19 runs per game. The team comes into the game with an overall run differential of 4.0. On offense, the Angels have a team batting average of 0.238, placing them 21st in the league. Los Angeles’s batting average on balls in play of 0.265 is ranked 12th. On the base paths, the Angels have put pressure on opposing pitchers, ranked 10th in the MLB in steals.
In the field, Los Angeles averages 0.56 errors per game, placing them near the league average. Throughout the season, the team has done a good job turning double plays, averaging 0.83 per contest.
Heading into the game, the Houston Astros have an overall record of 47-27-0. When playing at home, the team has gone 20-11. In the AL West division, Houston currently sits 1st So far, the team has gone 38-36-0 vs the runline, while being favored in 82.0% of their games. The Astross’ over-under record is 24-47-3.
For Houston, Cristian Javier gets the start with an overall record of 5-3. This includes a strong ERA of 2.73 So far, he is lasting an average of 4.44 innings per outing. as well as 11.63 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. In terms of walks, he allows an average of 3.45 per 9. In total, Javier has given up 4 home runs.
Throughout the season, the Astros have not had to turn to their bullpen for major innings. The team’s relief corps has combined for one of the lower ERA’s in the MLB at 2.77.
So far, the Houston Astros have been scoring runs at a rate similar to the league average, at 4.32 runs per game. The team comes into the game with an overall run differential of 72.0. On offense, the Astros have a team batting average of 0.239, placing them 19th in the league. On their balls in play, Houston has the 3rd ranked BABIP of 0.298. With runners on base, the Astros are averaging just 0.72 stolen bases per game.
Houston has been strong on defense, ranking 9th in fewest errors at 0.49 per game. The team’s defense is turning double plays below the league average, at just 0.72 per contest.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Angels are 4-0 in their last 4 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Angels are 8-17 in their last 25 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Astros are 19-7 in their last 26 home games.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
Heading into this game, the pitching matchup heavily favors the Houston Astros. In addition to holding the edge in ERA, Cristian Javier has a better WHIP of 1.05 compared to Michael Lorenzen at 1.26. Lorenzen will be facing an Astros offense with a team batting average of 0.239 (19th). Javier faces a Angels offense that has a batting average of 0.238 (21st).
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