Houston Astros at Arizona Diamondbacks 8/14/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Collin McHugh vs. Zack Greinke
The Houston Astros visit Chase Field on Monday, August 14, 2017 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Collin McHugh for the Astros and Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks.
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The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +133 and Arizona at -143. The Astros have a 61-47-8 over/under record and a 61-55-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 66-50-0 against the run line and have a 52-58-6 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 61-47-8 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 61-55-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 52-58-6 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 66-50-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
08/05/17 C Evan Gattis Concussion 7-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
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 60-day DL (04/19)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 71-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Collin McHugh has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 5.32 and a WHIP of 1.36. He has 22 strikeouts over his 22 innings pitched and he's given up 22 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 346 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 494 hitters and walked 150 batters. 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 4.27. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up ,953 base hits and 493 earned runs. They have allowed 141 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 382 batters and struck out ,1155. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.93.
As a team Houston is hitting .289, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .496 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .353, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.1 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .361 with an on-base percentage of .422. He has 160 hits this season in 443 at bats with 64 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .567 and an OPS+ of 173. Josh Reddick is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 106 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 356 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .478. The Astros have ,1172 hits, including 254 doubles and 187 home runs. Houston has walked 376 times so far this season and they have struck out ,784 times as a unit. They have left ,802 men on base and have a team OPS of .849. They score 5.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 671 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 65-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.14, Zack Greinke has a 13-5 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 165 strikeouts over the 149 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 123 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 315 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 352 batters and walked 133 opposing hitters. 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 3.57. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered ,938 base knocks and 410 earned runs this season. They have given up 122 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 362 hitters and struck out ,1067 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.73.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 15th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .318 with an OBP of .432. He has 131 hits this year along with 91 RBI in 412 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .592 with an OPS+ of 156. David Peralta is hitting .305 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 116 hits in 380 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 109 and a slugging percentage of .474. The Diamondbacks as a unit have ,1018 base hits, including 233 doubles and 148 homers. Arizona has walked 407 times this year and they have struck out on ,1063 occasions. They have had ,816 men left on base and have an OPS of .770. They have scored 4.97 runs per game and totaled 577 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros +133
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