Sunday, August 2, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray (3-5) vs. Collin McHugh (12-5)
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Minute Maid Park on Sunday to play the Houston Astros. The Diamondbacks send Robbie Ray to the mound to face Collin McHugh of the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +145 and Houston at -155. The over/under was set at 8. The Diamondbacks have a 51-44 over/under record and a 55-46 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Astros are 59-45 against the run line and have a 48-51 over/under record. They cover the spread 57% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 50-51 record, including 24-24 on the road. Robbie Ray has an earned run average of 2.70 and is 3-5 so far on the season while having a 1.12 WHIP. He's pitched 66.2 innings thus far while surrendering 58 hits over that time and when he starts, the Diamondbacks are 4-7. The Diamondbacks are also 4-6 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.35 and they've given up 314 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .239 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while walking 130 times and striking out 299 times. Arizona is averaging 7.22 strikeouts per game while getting 8.79 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 23rd in baseball in team earned run average at 4.02.
Arizona ranks 6th in the league in team batting average at .263 while hitting .263 on the road. Ranked at 6th in the league in on-base percentage, the Diamondbacks sit at .325 and they hold a .404 team slugging percentage. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team in hits with 124 while the team ranks 5th in baseball with 9.19 hits per game.
With a 36-18 home record, Houston will hope to improve on their 58-46 overall mark. Collin McHugh is starting this game 12-5 for the season with an earned run average of 4.43 and a WHIP of 1.32. He's pitched 132 innings thus far while surrendering 141 hits over that time in which the Astros are 14-7. The Astros are also 11-9 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 5.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.72 and they have given up 218 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .200 against the Astros bullpen while walking 85 times and striking out 289 times. Houston is averaging 7.59 strikeouts per game while getting 8.03 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.51.
They rank 25th in the league in team batting average with a .244 average while hitting .246 at home. Ranked at 19th in the league in on-base percentage, the Astros sit at .310 and they hold a .425 team slugging percentage. Jose Altuve leads the team in hits with 116 while the team ranks 25th in baseball with 8.15 hits a game.
The Diamondbacks have committed 49 errors and have combined for 1070 assists and 2,764 put outs leading to a .987 team fielding percentage. The Astros have committed 52 errors on the season with 1121 assists and 2,786 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .987 on the year.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 51-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 55-46 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 48-51 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 59-45 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/01/15 CF A.J. Pollock Knee doubtful Saturday vs. Houston Astros
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)
07/02/15 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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