Arizona Diamondbacks at Houston Astros 9/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 14, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Dallas Keuchel
Minute Maid Park is the site of the matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Houston Astros on Friday, September 14, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks and Dallas Keuchel for the Astros.
Arizona opens at +160 while Houston opens at -170. The Diamondbacks have a 65-75-6 over/under record and a 77-69-0 run line mark. The Astros are 75-71-0 against the run line and have a 64-74-8 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 65-75-6 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 77-69-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 64-74-8 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 75-71-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
09/04/18 3B Jake Lamb Shoulder 60-day DL (09/04)
07/12/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (07/12)
07/08/18 RF Jarrod Dyson Groin 60-day DL (07/05)
06/01/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm is out for season
05/09/18 P Braden Shipley Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
08/05/18 P Lance McCullers Jr. Elbow 10-day DL (08/05)
05/21/18 LF Derek Fisher Intestinal 10-day DL (05/20)
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 77-69 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 4.18 and a WHIP of 1.37 this year. He has 136 strikeouts over his 103.1 innings pitched and he's given up 85 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.45 and they have given up 415 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 425 hitters and walked 182 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.63. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 1,169 base hits and 531 earned runs. They have allowed 160 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 447 batters and struck out 1,300. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.89.
As a team Arizona is hitting .238, good for 27th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .403. He has 163 hits this season in 543 at bats with 83 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .560 and an OPS+ of 148. David Peralta is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 152 hits and he has driven in 78 men in 515 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .518. The Diamondbacks have 1,170 hits, including 237 doubles and 155 home runs. Arizona has walked 523 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,309 times as a unit. They have left 998 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 639 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 92-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.59, Dallas Keuchel has a 11-10 record and a 1.27 WHIP this season. He has 138 strikeouts over the 185.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 188 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.89 and they have given up 339 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 524 batters and walked 116 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.11. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,053 base knocks and 453 earned runs this season. They have given up 136 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 391 hitters and struck out 1,531 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.10 while their FIP as a staff is 3.20.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 7th in the league. The Astros hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Alex Bregman comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .398. He has 162 hits this year along with 100 RBI in 547 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .556 with an OPS+ of 164. Yuli Gurriel is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .311. He has collected 133 hits in 481 at bats while driving in 70 runs. He has an OPS+ of 99 and a slugging percentage of .405. The Astros as a unit have 1,262 base hits, including 262 doubles and 188 homers. Houston has walked 507 times this year and they have struck out on 1,095 occasions. They have had 947 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 4.96 runs per game and totaled 724 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Astros -170
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