Houston
Astros
Stadium Minute Maid Park
99-53 Overall | AL WEST 1st
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
Astros.2768672653.72
Schedule
Regular season
Wed  9/18
vs
Rangers
8:10pm
Fri  9/20
vs
Angels
8:10pm
Sat  9/21
vs
Angels
7:10pm
Sun  9/22
vs
Angels
2:10pm
Tue  9/24
@
Mariners
10:10pm
Wed  9/25
@
Mariners
10:10pm
Thu  9/26
@
Angels
10:07pm
Fri  9/27
@
Angels
10:07pm
Sat  9/28
@
Angels
9:07pm
Sun  9/29
@
Angels
3:07pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their odds to win it all are 11/4, 26.7% (#2). They win the championship in 31.6% of simulations which makes them a good betting value. In simulations, they win the AL 50% of the time and are not a good value at 10/11, 52.4%. Their pre-season futures line was 96.5 wins so they have hit the over. They are making the playoffs. Their chances of winning the division stand at 100%. They were a -1400 'favorite' to make the playoffs in the preseason. Their preseason chances to win the division were 80.5% at 1/8, 88.9%. Based on wins per simulation they are projected to have the best record in the AL.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 95.7-55.3. At 98-53 they are in line with these expectations. Money line backers would be down quite a bit (-279 units). They are 81-70 against the spread for a +24 profit. Their under-over record is 80-68 with 3 pushes. They are heavy favorites in their upcoming game vs the Texas Rangers. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their average run differential is +1.69 which ranks #1 in the AL, which is the same as how they rank in win percentage. They are the #2 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #1 ranked team among home teams. Their average run differential in their past 12 games is +3.25.

TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Alex Bregman who is projected to be the #2 third baseman the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
66 Abreu, Bryan RP6-120404/22/19971No College
27 Altuve, Jose 2B5-616405/06/19909No College
44 Alvarez, Yordan DH6-524206/27/19971No College
29 Biagini, Joe RP6-523505/29/19904No College
23 Brantley, Michael LF6-221005/15/198711No College
2 Bregman, Alex 3B6-019203/30/19944LSU
28 Chirinos, Robinson C6-121006/05/19848No College
45 Cole, Gerrit SP6-422509/08/19907UCLA
1 Correa, Carlos SS6-421809/22/19945No College
47 Devenski, Chris RP6-320911/13/19904No College
16 Diaz, Aledmys 2B6-119508/01/19904No College
21 Greinke, Zack SP6-220010/21/198316No College
10 Gurriel, Yuli 1B6-020206/09/19844No College
36 Harris, Will RP6-424908/28/19848LSU
39 James, Josh RP6-322203/08/19932No College
12 Maldonado, Martin C6-023008/16/19869No College
6 Marisnick, Jake CF6-422803/30/19917No College
9 Mayfield, Jack SS5-1119909/30/19901Oklahoma
20 Miley, Wade SP6-219511/13/19869No College
54 Osuna, Roberto RP6-223002/07/19955No College
51 Perez, Cionel RP5-1117004/21/19962No College
22 Reddick, Josh RF6-219502/19/198711No College
30 Rondon, Hector RP6-323002/26/19887No College
38 Smith, Joe RP6-220503/22/198413No College
67 Sneed, Cy RP6-421510/01/19921No College
4 Springer, George CF6-322109/19/19896Connecticut
26 Straw, Myles SS5-1017910/17/19942No College
11 Stubbs, Garrett C5-1016705/26/19931USC
13 Toro-Hernandez, Abraham 3B6-119012/20/19961No College
3 Tucker, Kyle RF6-419401/17/19972No College
65 Urquidy, Jose SP6-021305/01/19951No College
59 Valdez, Framber RP5-1122211/19/19932No College
35 Verlander, Justin SP6-522502/20/198315No College