Arizona Diamondbacks vs Houston Astros Prediction, 9/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Houston Astros
Date: Friday, September 17, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+205) Houston (-303)
Madison Bumgarner and the Arizona Diamondbacks (47-99, 5th in NL West) go to Minute Maid Park on Friday where they'll take on the Houston Astros (85-60, 1st in AL West). The Diamondbacks open this contest at +205 while the Astros are coming in at -303. The total is set at 9. The starting pitchers are Madison Bumgarner and Luis Garcia.
The Diamondbacks have hit 272 doubles as a team and have smacked 130 balls out of the stadium. Arizona has a slugging % of .380 and have struck out 1,324 times, while drawing a walk on 488 occasions. As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are earning 4.2 runs per contest, which has them at 25th in the league. They have tallied 581 RBI's in addition to 1,161 base knocks this season, while their team batting average is .235. They have accounted for 611 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .309.
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The Diamondbacks hold a team ERA of 5.17 so far this season (29th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,107 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 501 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.88 as a squad so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.21 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.44. Diamondbacks pitchers have conceded 207 long balls in addition to 812 runs (29th in baseball).
The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 45.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 108 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 190 runners on the year and 33.2% of them ended up scoring. Diamondbacks relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 130 times in addition to having 130 appearances in high leverage situations. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 504 relievers to the mound on the year. The relief pitchers have tallied 62 holds so far this season (24th in MLB). They have 20 saves so far this year and have blown 24 of 44 save opportunities.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a total of 3,827 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,245 assists and 89 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which is 24th in professional baseball, and have a total of 919 double plays. The Diamondbacks have turned 68.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of 11,481 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 26th in baseball.
Bumgarner has taken the ball for 2,017 innings and has earned 1,936 strikeouts during his MLB career. Bumgarner (127-106 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.49 and he has faced 8,243 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.30 (739 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.123. He has conceded 1,789 hits (8.0 hits per nine innings) and has 477 free passes.
The Houston Astros have a team OBP of .340 as well as a team batting average of .269 this season. They have struck out on 1,095 occasions (30th in MLB) and have a total of 1,344 base hits. Houston has 189 HRs on the campaign as well as 740 RBIs. The Astros have a slugging percentage of .442 and they average 5.30 runs per game (2nd in MLB). They have recorded 275 doubles, while taking a walk 507 times as well as scoring 769 runs.
The Houston pitching staff have allowed 579 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.71 (532 earned runs allowed). They have conceded 169 home runs and they concede 4.04 runs per 9 innings (4th in MLB). The Astros have a WHIP of 1.221 and have a FIP of 4.10 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.73 (1,314 strikeouts against 482 free passes). They are currently ranked 4th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,093.
Sitting with 118 save situations, the Astros have recorded 63 holds and 22 blown saves. Houston has had relievers step onto the mound in 54 save chances and they have tallied 32 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 140 times in high leverage situations in addition to 120 occasions with base runners. Houston relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.2% out of their 177 inherited base runners. They are ranked 19th in MLB with a save rate of 59.3%, and they have dispatched 453 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the year.
In their 11,613 innings on the field, the Astros have earned a efficiency on defense of 71.5% (2nd in the majors). The Houston Astros have turned 110 double plays and have a fielding rate of .988 (1st in the majors). The Astros have recorded 1,258 assists, 60 errors and have 3,871 putouts during this campaign.
Garcia (10-8 record in his career) has a 3.39 ERA and has conceded 7.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.55 and he has gone up against 616 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. He has given up 57 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.130 and a FIP of 3.5. During his career, Garcia has given up 124 base knocks and he has 167 punch outs in 151 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona (+205)
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