Arizona Diamondbacks at Houston Astros 8/17/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Patrick Corbin vs. Mike Fiers
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Minute Maid Park on Thursday, August 17, 2017 to take on the Houston Astros. The expected starting pitchers are Patrick Corbin for the Diamondbacks and Mike Fiers for the Astros.
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The odds for this matchup have Arizona at +142 and Houston at -152. The Diamondbacks have a 53-59-7 over/under mark and a 67-52-0 run line record. The Astros are 62-57-0 against the run line and have a 62-49-8 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 53-59-7 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 67-52-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 62-49-8 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 62-57-0 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 66-53 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Patrick Corbin has a 9-11 record with an earned run average of 4.52 and a WHIP of 1.53. He has 133 strikeouts over his 135.1 innings pitched and he's given up 167 hits. He allows 11.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 326 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 364 hitters and walked 135 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 3.61. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 967 base hits and 426 earned runs. They have allowed 126 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 373 batters and struck out 1,099. 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 3.74.
As a team Arizona is hitting .255, good for 16th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .320 with an on-base percentage of .434. He has 135 hits this season in 422 at bats with 93 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .600 and an OPS+ of 158. 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 1,038 hits, including 243 doubles and 149 home runs. Arizona has walked 418 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,099 times as a unit. They have left 837 men on base and have a team OPS of .767. They score 4.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 585 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 73-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.36, Mike Fiers has a 7-7 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 124 strikeouts over the 128 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 119 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 350 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 505 batters and walked 156 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 976 base knocks and 500 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 393 hitters and struck out 1,188 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 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .288, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .495 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .352, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.1 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .363 with an OBP of .423. He has 165 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 455 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .571 with an OPS+ of 173. Josh Reddick is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 108 hits in 368 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .467. The Astros as a unit have 1,198 base hits, including 261 doubles and 189 homers. Houston has walked 384 times this year and they have struck out on 808 occasions. They have had 822 men left on base and have an OPS of .847. They have scored 5.73 runs per game and totaled 682 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +142
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