Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Mike Fiers
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Minute Maid Park on Wednesday to take on the Houston Astros. The probable pitchers are Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks and Mike Fiers for the Astros. The opening line for this game has Arizona at +151 and Houston at -161. The over/under is 8.5. The Diamondbacks have a 29-21-3 over/under mark and a 24-29-0 run line record, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Astros are 23-29-0 against the run line and have a 26-21-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this game with a 23-30 record, and they are 14-11 on the road. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray has a 2-4 record with an ERA of 4.67 and a WHIP of 1.67. He has 60 strikeouts during his 52 innings pitched and he has given up 61 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.42. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have allowed 189 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the pen while they've been struck out 156 times and walked 78 times this year. As a unit, Arizona has given up 9.63 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.67 hitters per nine. They are 27th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.80. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 513 base hits and 256 earned runs. They have allowed 59 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 189 batters and struck out 409. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.32.
As a team, Arizona is hitting .267, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .275 average on the road. The Diamondbacks have a .443 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .328 which is good for 7th in the league. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.38 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this game hitting .258 and his on-base percentage is at .418. He has 46 hits this season along with 27 runs scored and 33 runs batted in. He's struck out 54 times and has walked 48 times. Jean Segura is hitting .308 and he has an on-base percentage of .335. He has totaled 66 hits so far while scoring 27 runs and he's driven in 25. He has walked 5 times and has struck out 29 times. The Diamondbacks have 497 hits, including 100 doubles and 61 home runs. They've stolen 36 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. Arizona has walked 158 times this season and they've struck out 419 times as a unit. They've left 378 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 4.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 242 runs so far this year.
Houston comes into this game with a 13-13 home mark and a 23-29 overall record. With an ERA of 5.20, Mike Fiers has a 3-3 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 38 strikeouts over the 55.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 66 hits. He has allowed 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.63. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.39 and they have given up 154 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Astros bullpen while being struck out 195 times and walking 42 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 9.11 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.17 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 482 base knocks and 228 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 59 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Houston as a staff has walked 143 hitters and struck out 432. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .226 average at home. The Astros hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 7.96 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .325 and he has an OBP of .403. He has 67 hits this year along with 41 runs scored and 30 RBI. He's struck out 22 times and has walked on 26 occasions. Carlos Correa is hitting .250 and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 49 hits so far while he's scored 23 runs and drove in 27. He has earned a walk 24 times and has punched out 55 times. The Astros as a unit have 414 base hits, including 96 doubles and 65 homers. They have 41 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Houston as a team has walked 195 times this year and they have struck out 509 times. They've had 353 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They score 4.13 runs per game and have totaled 215 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 29-21-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 24-29-0 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 26-21-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 23-29-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/28/16 P Shelby Miller Finger 15-day DL (5/25)
05/27/16 P Rubby De La Rosa Elbow 15-day DL (5/26)
05/15/16 RF David Peralta Wrist 15-day DL (5/9)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2), out for season
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take the Astros
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