Houston Astros at Arizona Diamondbacks 5/6/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 6, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Matt Koch
The Houston Astros visit Chase Field on Sunday, May 6, 2018 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Justin Verlander for the Astros and Matt Koch for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -210 and Arizona at +194. The Astros have a 13-19-2 over/under record and a 17-17-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 18-14-0 against the run line and have a 14-16-2 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 13-19-2 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 17-17-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 14-16-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 18-14-0 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 21-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 4-0 record with an earned run average of 1.13 and a WHIP of 0.67 this season. He has 62 strikeouts over his 47.2 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He's allowed 4.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.35. 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 6.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.7 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.65. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 221 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 81 batters and struck out 363. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.99 and their FIP as a unit is 2.98.
As a team Houston is hitting .253, good for 10th in the league. The Astros hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Carlos Correa is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .379. He has 37 hits this season in 119 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .529 and an OPS+ of 154. Jose Altuve is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .389. He has totaled 45 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 135 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .430. The Astros have 290 hits, including 61 doubles and 33 home runs. Houston has walked 127 times so far this season and they have struck out 302 times as a unit. They have left 241 men on base and have a team OPS of .727. They score 4.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 162 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 21-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.37, Matt Koch has a 1-0 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 19 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 12 hits. He's allowing 5.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.14 and they have given up 78 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .191 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 105 batters and walked 37 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.12. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 234 base knocks and 101 earned runs this season. They have given up 28 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 97 hitters and struck out 309 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.14 while their FIP as a staff is 3.40.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 26th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. David Peralta comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .385. He has 30 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 104 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 134. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .239 this season and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 27 hits in 113 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .442. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 242 base hits, including 56 doubles and 36 homers. Arizona has walked 120 times this year and they have struck out on 308 occasions. They have had 203 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 4.34 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 +194
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