Houston Astros at Arizona Diamondbacks 5/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Charlie Morton vs. Zack Greinke
The Houston Astros visit Chase Field on Saturday, May 5, 2018 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Charlie Morton for the Astros and Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -115 and Arizona at +105. The Astros have a 13-18-2 over/under record and a 16-17-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 18-13-0 against the run line and have a 14-15-2 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 13-18-2 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 16-17-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 14-15-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 18-13-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
04/30/18 P Robbie Ray Oblique 10-day DL (04/30)
04/21/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm is out for season
04/03/18 3B Jake Lamb Shoulder 10-day DL (04/03)
03/29/18 P Randall Delgado Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (02/19)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 20-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Charlie Morton has a 4-0 record with an earned run average of 1.72 and a WHIP of 0.98 this season. He has 45 strikeouts over his 36.2 innings pitched and he's given up 23 hits. He's allowed 5.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.43 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 97 hitters and walked 24 batters. As a team, Houston allows 6.7 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 2.73. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 220 base hits and 90 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 80 batters and struck out 347. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.01 and their FIP as a unit is 3.09.
As a team Houston is hitting .250, good for 11th in the league. The Astros hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Carlos Correa is hitting .307 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 35 hits this season in 114 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .518 and an OPS+ of 151. Jose Altuve is hitting .328 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .382. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 131 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .412. The Astros have 276 hits, including 55 doubles and 33 home runs. Houston has walked 123 times so far this season and they have struck out 294 times as a unit. They have left 231 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 154 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 21-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Zack Greinke has a 3-2 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 42 strikeouts over the 36 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 35 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.16 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 101 batters and walked 37 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.96. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 220 base knocks and 93 earned runs this season. They have given up 28 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 93 hitters and struck out 301 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.44.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 25th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. David Peralta comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .390. He has 30 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 101 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .515 with an OPS+ of 139. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .245 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 27 hits in 110 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .455. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 241 base hits, including 55 doubles and 36 homers. Arizona has walked 119 times this year and they have struck out on 292 occasions. They have had 201 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They have scored 4.48 runs per game and totaled 139 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +105
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