Saturday, October 3, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Collin McHugh (18-7) vs. Jeremy Hellickson (9-11)
The Houston Astros head to Chase Field on Saturday to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. Collin McHugh is the probable starter for the Astros and he'll face Jeremy Hellickson of the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -156 and Arizona at +146. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Astros, with a 82-77 run line record, cover the spread 52% of the time. They also have a 72-78 over/under record. The Diamondbacks have a 79-72 over/under record and a 83-76 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 52% of the time.
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The Astros show up with a 84-75 record, including 31-47 on the road. Collin McHugh has a 18-7 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.98 and a 1.29 WHIP. In his starts, the Astros are 20-11 over his 196.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 201 hits during those innings. The Astros are also 15-14 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 5.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.22 and they've given up 360 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 455 and walked 133 batters this season while opposing teams hit .214 against them. Houston has a team average of 8.13 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.57, they are 6th in the league.
Houston ranks 26th in the league in team batting average at .248 while hitting .243 on the road. Ranked at 20th in the league in on-base percentage, the Astros sit at .313 and they hold a .432 team slugging percentage. With 194 hits, Jose Altuve leads the team while his team ranks 27th in hits per game with 8.31.
Arizona is 38-40 at home while holding a 78-81 overall record on the season. Jeremy Hellickson has a record of 9-11 while sporting an earned run average of 4.60 on the year with a 1.33 WHIP. In his starts, the Diamondbacks are 11-15 and he has allowed 144 hits over 141 innings pitched this season. The Diamondbacks are also 12-11 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.41 and they have given up 518 hits on the season. The Diamondbacks bullpen has struck out 498 batters and walked 206 this season while opposing teams have hit .239 against them. Arizona has a team average of 8.81 hits per game and are averaging 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.98, they are 14th in the league.
They rank 7th in the league in team batting average with a .264 average while hitting .270 at home. Ranked at 9th in the league in on-base percentage, the Diamondbacks sit at .324 and they hold a .413 team slugging percentage. With 186 hits, A.J. Pollock leads the team while his team ranks 4th in hits per game with 9.21.
The Astros have committed 82 errors and have combined for 1,584 assists and 4,245 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Diamondbacks have accumulated 81 errors while having 1,669 assists and 4,319 put outs leading to a .987 fielding percentage.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 72-78 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 82-77 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 79-72 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 83-76 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/30/15 SS Jed Lowrie Quad "?" Friday vs Arizona
09/11/15 P Scott Feldman Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/14); out for season
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 60 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); out for season
10/02/15 LF David Peralta Wrist "?" Friday vs. Houston Astros
10/02/15 RF Ender Inciarte Shin is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Houston Astros
09/25/15 SS Nick Ahmed Back out for season
05/30/15 C Tuffy Gosewisch Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/28), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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