Saturday, August 1, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jeremy Hellickson (7-6) vs. Dallas Keuchel (12-5)
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Minute Maid Park on Saturday to play the Houston Astros. The Diamondbacks send Jeremy Hellickson to the mound to face Dallas Keuchel of the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +180 and Houston at -190. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Diamondbacks have a 50-44 over/under record and a 54-46 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Astros are 59-44 against the run line and have a 47-51 over/under record. They cover the spread 57% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks show up with a 49-51 record, including 23-24 on the road. Jeremy Hellickson has an earned run average of 4.60 and is 7-6 so far on the season while having a 1.32 WHIP. The Diamondbacks are 9-10 over his 107.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 112 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-8. His teammates are averaging 4.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.39 and they have given up 314 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .242 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while walking 130 times and striking out 294 times. Arizona is averaging 7.21 strikeouts per game while getting 8.81 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 23rd in baseball in team earned run average at 4.03.
Arizona ranks 6th in the league in team batting average at .262 while hitting .261 on the road. The Diamondbacks hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 7th in baseball. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team in hits with 124 while the team ranks 5th in baseball with 9.14 hits per game.
Houston is 36-17 at home while holding a 58-45 overall record on the season. Dallas Keuchel is starting this game 12-5 for the season with an earned run average of 2.32 and a WHIP of 0.99. The Astros have a record of 14-7 over the 151 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 116 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 9-12. His teammates score an average of 4.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.68 and they have given up 211 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .197 against the Astros bullpen while walking 84 times and striking out 283 times. Houston is averaging 7.58 strikeouts per game while getting 7.98 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.49.
They rank 25th in the league in team batting average with a .244 average while hitting .247 at home. The Astros hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 20th in baseball. Jose Altuve leads the team in hits with 116 while the team ranks 25th in baseball with 8.16 hits a game.
Arizona has a team fielding percentage of .988 after having committed 47 errors with 1059 assists and 2,734 put outs for the season. The Astros have committed 51 errors on the season with 1109 assists and 2,756 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .987 on the year.
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 47-51 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 59-44 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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