Friday, July 31, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Rubby De La Rosa (8-5) vs. Scott Feldman (4-5)
The Houston Astros host the Arizona Diamondbacks at Minute Maid Park on Friday. Rubby De La Rosa is the probable starter for the Diamondbacks and he'll face Scott Feldman of the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at -125 and Houston at -133. The over/under was set at 8. The Diamondbacks, with a 54-46 run line record, cover the spread 54% of the time. They also have a 50-44 over/under record. The Astros have a 47-50 over/under record and a 58-44 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 57% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 49-51 record, including 23-24 on the road. Starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa holds a 8-5 record with an earned run average of 4.52 and a WHIP of 1.28. He's pitched 125.1 innings thus far while surrendering 125 hits over that time and when he starts, the Diamondbacks are 11-9. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-8. The team is averaging 4.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.39 and they've given up 314 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 294 and walked 130 batters this season while opposing teams hit .242 against them. Arizona has a team average of 8.81 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.21 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.03, they are 23rd in the league.
Arizona is batting .262 as a team, which is good for 6th in the league and hitting .261 away from home. Ranked at 6th in the league in on-base percentage, the Diamondbacks sit at .324 and they hold a .403 team slugging percentage. With 124 hits, Paul Goldschmidt leads the team while his team ranks 5th in hits per game with 9.14.
With a 35-17 home record, Houston will hope to improve on their 57-45 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.54, Scott Feldman will come into this game holding a 4-5 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He's pitched 73.1 innings thus far while surrendering 81 hits over that time in which the Astros are 5-7. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-7. The team is averaging 3.4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.69 and they have given up 211 hits on the season. The Astros bullpen has struck out 281 batters and walked 84 this season while opposing teams have hit .198 against them. Houston has a team average of 8.03 hits per game and are averaging 7.59 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.52, they are 9th in the league.
They are batting .245 as a team, which is good for 25th in the league and hitting .248 at home. Ranked at 20th in the league in on-base percentage, the Astros sit at .311 and they hold a .427 team slugging percentage. With 115 hits, Jose Altuve leads the team while his team ranks 25th in hits per game with 8.18.
The Diamondbacks have committed 47 errors and have combined for 1059 assists and 2,734 put outs leading to a .988 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Astros have accumlated 51 errors while having 1099 assists and 2,729 put outs leading to a .987 fielding percentage.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 50-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 54-46 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 47-50 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 58-44 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/29/15 P Randall Delgado Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/28)
07/20/15 P Chase Anderson Tricep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
06/04/15 P Archie Bradley Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/4)
05/30/15 C Tuffy Gosewisch Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/28), out for season
04/22/15 C Gerald Laird Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/9)
04/05/15 P David Hernandez Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/27)
07/30/15 CF Carlos Gomez Acquired "?" Friday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
07/02/15 RF George Springer Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/14), out for season
04/17/15 P Brad Peacock Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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