Thursday, June 2, 2016
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Greinke vs. Dallas Keuchel
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Minute Maid Park on Thursday to take on the Houston Astros. The probable pitchers are Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks and Dallas Keuchel for the Astros. The opening line for this game has Arizona at +120 and Houston at -130. The over/under is 7.5. The Diamondbacks have a 30-21-3 over/under mark and a 24-30-0 run line record, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Astros are 24-29-0 against the run line and have a 27-21-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
The Diamondbacks head into this game with a 23-31 record, and they are 14-11 on the road. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke has a 6-3 record with an ERA of 4.71 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 60 strikeouts during his 70.2 innings pitched and he has given up 78 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.67. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have allowed 192 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the pen while they've been struck out 159 times and walked 82 times this year. As a unit, Arizona has given up 9.67 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.64 hitters per nine. They are 27th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.86. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 525 base hits and 264 earned runs. They have allowed 61 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 195 batters and struck out 415. They walk 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.38.
As a team, Arizona is hitting .267, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .275 average on the road. The Diamondbacks have a .440 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .329 which is good for 9th in the league. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.37 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this game hitting .269 and his on-base percentage is at .426. He has 49 hits this season along with 28 runs scored and 33 runs batted in. He's struck out 55 times and has walked 49 times. Jean Segura is hitting .306 and he has an on-base percentage of .332. He has totaled 67 hits so far while scoring 27 runs and he's driven in 27. He has walked 5 times and has struck out 29 times. The Diamondbacks have 506 hits, including 101 doubles and 61 home runs. They've stolen 36 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Arizona has walked 163 times this season and they've struck out 431 times as a unit. They've left 386 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 4.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 247 runs so far this year.
Houston comes into this game with a 13-13 home mark and a 24-29 overall record. With an ERA of 5.58, Dallas Keuchel has a 3-6 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 58 strikeouts over the 69.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 76 hits. He has allowed 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.11. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.36 and they have given up 157 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Astros bullpen while being struck out 200 times and walking 43 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 9.11 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.24 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 491 base knocks and 232 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 148 hitters and struck out 444. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .226 average at home. The Astros hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.04 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .327 and he has an OBP of .403. He has 69 hits this year along with 41 runs scored and 31 RBI. He's struck out 22 times and has walked on 26 occasions. Carlos Correa is hitting .253 and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 50 hits so far while he's scored 23 runs and drove in 27. He has earned a walk 27 times and has punched out 55 times. The Astros as a unit have 426 base hits, including 98 doubles and 67 homers. They have 42 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Houston as a team has walked 201 times this year and they have struck out 515 times. They've had 360 men left on base and have an OPS of .723. They score 4.21 runs per game and have totaled 223 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 30-21-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 24-30-0 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 27-21-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 24-29-0 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
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