Arizona Diamondbacks at Houston Astros 9/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Godley vs. Charlie Morton
Minute Maid Park is the site of the matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Houston Astros on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Zack Godley for the Diamondbacks and Charlie Morton for the Astros.
Arizona opens at +180 while Houston opens at -192. The Diamondbacks have a 66-75-6 over/under record and a 77-70-0 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 66-75-6 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 77-70-0 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
09/13/18 P Clay Buchholz Elbow is questionable next start
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 77-70 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Godley has a 14-9 record with an earned run average of 4.67 and a WHIP of 1.40 this year. He has 174 strikeouts over his 163.2 innings pitched and he's given up 159 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 431 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 435 hitters and walked 186 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 1,185 base hits and 541 earned runs. They have allowed 162 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 451 batters and struck out 1,310. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
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 .314, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. David Peralta is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 152 hits this season in 515 at bats with 78 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .518 and an OPS+ of 123. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .401. He has totaled 163 hits and he has driven in 83 men in 547 at bats. His OPS+ is 146 while his slugging percentage is at .556. The Diamondbacks have 1,177 hits, including 239 doubles and 156 home runs. Arizona has walked 524 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,317 times as a unit. They have left 1,001 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 642 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 92-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.15, Charlie Morton has a 14-3 record and a 1.20 WHIP this season. He has 188 strikeouts over the 157 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 125 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.66. 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 8th 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. Yuli Gurriel comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .311. He has 133 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 481 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .405 with an OPS+ of 99. Alex Bregman is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .398. He has collected 162 hits in 547 at bats while driving in 100 runs. He has an OPS+ of 164 and a slugging percentage of .556. 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?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +180
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