Houston
Astros
Stadium Minute Maid Park
107-55 Overall | AL WEST 1st
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
Astros.2749202883.66
Schedule
Regular season
Wed  9/18
vs
Rangers
W3-2
Fri  9/20
vs
Angels
W6-4
Sat  9/21
vs
Angels
L4-8
Sun  9/22
vs
Angels
W13-5
Tue  9/24
@
Mariners
W3-0
Wed  9/25
@
Mariners
W3-0
Thu  9/26
@
Angels
L / 123-4
Fri  9/27
@
Angels
W4-0
Sat  9/28
@
Angels
W6-3
Sun  9/29
@
Angels
W8-5
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their odds to win it all are 5/2, 28.6% (#2). If futures lines were not heavily juiced, the Astros would be a good betting value. Their 27.1% chance to win the World Series (based on simulations) is #2 in the league. In simulations, they win the AL 44.5% of the time and are not a good value at 4/5, 55.6%. They are projected to win 106 games and go over their pre-season futures line of 96.5. 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

After 138 games, their expected win percentage is 63% based on the money line odds. At 89-49 they are in line with these expectations. Money line backers would be down quite a bit (-209 units). They are one of the best teams against the spread (74-64) for a +169 profit. Their under-over record is 73-62 with 3 pushes. They are heavy favorites in their upcoming game vs the Milwaukee Brewers. 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 record should be slightly better. Their average run differential is +1.56 which ranks #1 in the AL, but their rank based on win percentage is #2. 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 13 games is +2.85.

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 Jose Altuve who is projected to be the #1 second 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 1B6-119508/01/19904No 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
--- Mayfield, Jack 5-1119909/30/19901Oklahoma
43 McCullers, Lance SP6-120310/02/19934No College
31 McHugh, Collin RP6-219206/19/19878No College
20 Miley, Wade SP6-219511/13/19869No College
54 Osuna, Roberto RP6-223002/07/19955No College
41 Peacock, Brad SP6-120802/02/19888No College
51 Perez, Cionel RP5-1117004/21/19962No College
55 Pressly, Ryan RP6-221012/15/19887No College
22 Reddick, Josh RF6-219502/19/198711No College
30 Rondon, Hector RP6-323002/26/19887No College
18 Sanchez, Aaron SP6-421507/01/19926No 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 LF6-419401/17/19972No 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