Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Lance McCullers vs. Patrick Corbin
The Houston Astros visit Chase Field on Tuesday to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Lance McCullers for the Astros and Patrick Corbin for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +110 and Arizona at -120. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Astros have a 25-21-5 over/under record and a 22-29-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 24-28-0 against the run line and have a 28-21-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Astros head into this matchup with a 22-29 record, including 9-16 on the road. Starting pitcher Lance McCullers has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.60 and a WHIP of 1.60. He has 21 strikeouts over his 15.2 innings pitched and he has given up 13 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.56. The bullpen this year 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 bullpen while being struck out 195 times and walking 42 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 9.19 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.17 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Astros pitchers have collectively given up 477 base hits and 225 earned runs. They have allowed 57 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 142 batters and struck out 424. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 3.83.
As a team, Houston is batting .231, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .236 average away from home. The Astros hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 7.86 hits per game. Jose Altuve comes into this game hitting .323 and his on-base percentage is at .403. He has 65 hits this season along with 39 runs scored and 29 runs batted in. He's struck out 22 times and has walked 26 times. Carlos Correa is hitting .245 and he has an on-base percentage of .332. He has totaled 47 hits so far while scoring 23 runs and he's driven in 25. He has walked 23 times and has struck out 54 times. The Astros have 401 hits, including 94 doubles and 65 home runs. They've stolen 41 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 15 times. Houston has walked 192 times this season and they've struck out 506 times as a unit. They've left 344 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 4.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 207 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this matchup with a 9-18 home record and a 23-29 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.21, Patrick Corbin has a 2-4 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 44 strikeouts over the 62 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 63 hits. He has allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.75. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 186 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 155 times and walking 76 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.56 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.76 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.76. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 500 base knocks and 249 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. Arizona as a staff has walked 186 hitters and struck out 406. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .263 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.46 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .257 and he has an OBP of .419. He has 45 hits this year along with 26 runs scored and 32 RBI. He's struck out 53 times and has walked on 48 occasions. Jean Segura is hitting .310 and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 65 hits so far while he's scored 27 runs and drove in 24. He has earned a walk 5 times and has punched out 29 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 492 base hits, including 100 doubles and 59 homers. They have 36 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. Arizona as a team has walked 157 times this year and they have struck out 411 times. They've had 375 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They score 4.6 runs per game and have totaled 239 runs so far this season.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 25-21-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 22-29-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 28-21-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 24-28-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/17/16 CF Carlos Gomez Ribs 15-day DL (5/16)
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
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros
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