Arizona Diamondbacks at Houston Astros 8/16/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Taijuan Walker vs. Charlie Morton
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Minute Maid Park on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Taijuan Walker for the Diamondbacks and Charlie Morton for the Astros.
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The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +135 and Houston at -145. The Diamondbacks have a 52-59-7 over/under record and a 67-51-0 run line mark. The Astros are 61-57-0 against the run line and have a 61-49-8 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 52-59-7 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 67-51-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 61-49-8 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 61-57-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
08/14/17 RF David Peralta Paternity List out indefinitely
07/31/17 SS Chris Owings Finger 60-day DL (07/31)
07/29/17 P Robbie Ray Concussion 10-day DL (07/29)
07/28/17 RF Yasmany Tomas Shoulder 60-day DL (06/03)
07/21/17 CF Reymond Fuentes Thumb 10-day DL (07/19)
07/16/17 P Randall Delgado Elbow 10-day DL (07/16)
06/28/17 SS Nick Ahmed Hand 60-day DL (06/28)
05/28/17 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (04/24)
05/28/17 P Steve Hathaway Shoulder 60-day DL (03/31)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
08/14/17 C Brian McCann Knee 10-day DL (08/14)
08/05/17 C Evan Gattis Concussion 10-day DL (08/05)
08/02/17 P Michael Feliz Shoulder 10-day DL (08/02)
08/02/17 P Tony Sipp Calf 10-day DL (08/02)
07/31/17 P Lance McCullers Back 10-day DL (07/31)
07/31/17 P Will Harris Shoulder 10-day DL (07/31)
07/23/17 3B Colin Moran Facial 10-day DL (07/23)
07/18/17 SS Carlos Correa Thumb 10-day DL (07/18)
07/01/17 P David Paulino Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return for the 2018 season)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 60-day DL (04/19)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 66-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker has a 6-6 record with an earned run average of 3.76 and a WHIP of 1.27. He has 100 strikeouts over his 110 innings pitched and he's given up 101 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 322 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 359 hitters and walked 134 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.56. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 954 base hits and 417 earned runs. They have allowed 125 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 369 batters and struck out 1,091. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 3.73.
As a team Arizona is hitting .255, good for 16th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .318 with an on-base percentage of .433. He has 133 hits this season in 418 at bats with 92 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .598 and an OPS+ of 157. David Peralta is hitting .303 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 383 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .470. The Diamondbacks have 1,030 hits, including 240 doubles and 149 home runs. Arizona has walked 414 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,082 times as a unit. They have left 830 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 4.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 581 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 72-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.83, Charlie Morton has a 9-5 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 110 strikeouts over the 101 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 88 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 349 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 497 batters and walked 153 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 968 base knocks and 496 earned runs this season. They have given up 142 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 389 hitters and struck out 1,171 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .287, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .493 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .352, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.0 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .361 with an OBP of .421. He has 163 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 451 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .570 with an OPS+ of 173. Josh Reddick is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 107 hits in 363 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .471. The Astros as a unit have 1,185 base hits, including 256 doubles and 188 homers. Houston has walked 380 times this year and they have struck out on 800 occasions. They have had 814 men left on base and have an OPS of .845. They have scored 5.7 runs per game and totaled 673 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +135
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