Houston Astros at Arizona Diamondbacks 8/15/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Peacock vs. Anthony Banda
The Houston Astros visit Chase Field on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Brad Peacock for the Astros and Anthony Banda for the Diamondbacks.
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The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -121 and Arizona at +111. The Astros have a 61-48-8 over/under record and a 61-56-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 66-51-0 against the run line and have a 52-58-7 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 61-48-8 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 61-56-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 52-58-7 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 66-51-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
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)
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 72-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Peacock has a 10-1 record with an earned run average of 3.07 and a WHIP of 1.26. He has 112 strikeouts over his 88 innings pitched and he's given up 67 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 347 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 496 hitters and walked 152 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 4.25. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up ,960 base hits and 494 earned runs. They have allowed 142 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 387 batters and struck out ,1164. 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 .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 game. Jose Altuve is hitting .362 with an on-base percentage of .423. He has 162 hits this season in 447 at bats with 65 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .573 and an OPS+ of 175. Josh Reddick is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 106 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 360 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .472. The Astros have ,1178 hits, including 255 doubles and 188 home runs. Houston has walked 378 times so far this season and they have struck out ,788 times as a unit. They have left ,807 men on base and have a team OPS of .847. They score 5.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 673 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 65-52 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.60, Anthony Banda has a 1-2 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 15.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 14 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 320 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 356 batters and walked 134 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 3.59. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered ,947 base knocks and 417 earned runs this season. They have given up 125 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 367 hitters and struck out ,1079 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 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 3.76.
As a team, they are batting .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 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .318 with an OBP of .433. He has 132 hits this year along with 92 RBI in 415 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .598 with an OPS+ of 157. David Peralta is hitting .303 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 116 hits in 383 at bats while driving in 41 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .470. The Diamondbacks as a unit have ,1022 base hits, including 234 doubles and 149 homers. Arizona has walked 412 times this year and they have struck out on ,1075 occasions. They have had ,822 men left on base and have an OPS of .768. They have scored 4.95 runs per game and totaled 579 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -121
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