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Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels 7/14/2023 Odds, Expert Picks and Tips

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels 7/14/2023 Odds, Expert Picks and Tips

The Houston Astros (50-41) will meet the Los Angeles Angels (45-46) in a baseball game on Friday. The Astros are in second place in the AL West with a record of 50-41. Houston has won six of its last ten games and is 25-19 on the road. Each game, the Astros score 4.6 runs on average. Kyle Tucker leads the Houston Astros in hits this season with 93.

J.P. France will make his 12th start on the mound for the Houston Astros. France is 4-3 with 66.1 innings pitched thus far this year. France has 48 strikeouts and a 3.26 ERA. France’s recent start included six innings and three earned runs on six hits. The Houston Astros are third in MLB with an average run total of four runs per game.

Houston has a slugging percentage of.407, has been deliberately walked 286 times, and has struck out 707 times. They have produced 401 runs batted in, 758 base hits, and a. 247-team batting average this season. The Astros have collectively hit 152 two-baggers and 108 balls outside the ballpark. They have 417 runs scored in total and an on-base percentage of.316. With 4.6 runs scored per game on average, the Houston Astros are currently 13th in the league.

The Astros have faced 843 hitters thus far this season, and their 3.66 team ERA places them second in MLB. Regarding total runs scored and home runs allowed, the Astros’ pitchers rank seventh in MLB with 368. Their pitching staff has a 4.03 FIP and has intentionally walked 284 batters. Seven hundred thirty-four base hits and 331 earned runs have been surrendered by Houston (8.1 per nine innings). The pitching staff has a 2.97 K/BB ratio and a 1.25 WHIP.

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels 7/14/2023 Odds, Expert Picks and Tips

The Los Angeles Angels are fourth in the AL West with a 45-46 record. The Angels have only won one of their previous ten games and are on a five-game losing skid. Los Angeles’ most recent game against the Dodgers saw them concede ten runs. The Angels are ranked tenth in MLB, averaging 4.9 runs per game.

With a team slugging percentage of.442 and an average of 4.87 runs scored per game, the Angels rank eighth in Major League Baseball. They have generated 143 two-baggers while walking 310 times and striking out 443 times. Los Angeles has contributed 135 long balls and 427 runs batted in this season. They have 808 strikeouts compared to 789 hits, which ranks 12th in MLB. With a batting average of.256 and an on-base percentage of.330 for the season, the Los Angeles Angels are doing well.

The Los Angeles pitching staff has given up 434 runs this season with a team ERA of 4.42 (394 earned runs given up). They rank 22nd in the MLB with 4.87 runs per nine innings and 106 home runs allowed. The Angels’ WHIP is 1.359 this season, and their FIP is 4.46. With 337 walks and 803 strikeouts, they now have an 8.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio. As a staff, they are presently ranked 17th in the MLB with 753 hits allowed.

Out of 107 save chances, the Angels have 62 holds and 15 failed saves. Los Angeles has sent bullpen relievers to the mound in 44 save situations, and they have come away with 29 saves. With runners on base and in high-stakes situations, their bullpen relievers have entered the game 71 and 95 times, respectively. The Los Angeles bullpen stranded 122 of the inherited runners at first base.

The rate of inherited scoring for pitchers is 43.4%. With 264 bullpen pitchers used this year, they now hold the 12th-best save % in MLB.

The Los Angeles Angels have the 22nd-best fielding percentage in Major League Baseball (.984) thanks to their 72 double plays. Season statistics for the Angels include 739 assists, 50 errors, and 2,406 putouts. The Angels’ 68.9% defensive effectiveness over 7,218 innings on the field places them 18th in MLB.

Ohtani has played 450 innings in the MLB and has 573 Ks while striking out 330 opponents. Ohtani has a 35-18 career win-loss record with a 3.04 ERA. In addition, he permits 6.6 hits every nine innings. He has given up 152 runs, including 152 earned runs given up, a WHIP of 1.091, and a FIP of 3.3. He has faced 1,827 opposition hitters in his professional baseball career and has a strikeout-to-walk ratio 3.56.

Shohei Ohtani, a pitcher with the LA Angels, will make his 18th start. Ohtani has thrown 100.1 innings this season and a 7-4 record. Ohtani has 132 strikeouts and a 3.32 ERA. Ohtani has also had the most hits (103), including 32 home runs, for the Angels this season.

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels. The Houston Astros are the MLB’s selection to win this game. The Houston Astros demonstrated on Friday that they were worth betting against. Los Angeles will use Shohei Ohtani, but the Angels need help. Going into the All-Star break, the Angels had a losing record. On Friday, Houston will be the better team, so support them. It’s predicted that the Houston Astros will win 4-2.

MLB Starting Time: 9:38 PM ET

Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA

Date: Friday, July 14, 2023


MLB Odds: Houston Astros +100

MLB Totals: 8.0


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