Arizona Diamondbacks vs Houston Astros Prediction, 9/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Houston Astros
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+170) Houston (-238)
Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros (87-60, 1st in AL West) host the Arizona Diamondbacks (47-100, 5th in NL West) at Minute Maid Park on Sunday. The line on this game has the Diamondbacks priced at +170 and the Astros are at -238. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Zac Gallen and Zack Greinke.
As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are recording 4.2 runs per game, which ranks them 25th in MLB. They have accounted for 614 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .309. The Diamondbacks have accumulated 273 doubles as a squad and have smacked 131 baseballs out of the park. They have accrued 584 RBI's as well as 1,171 hits this season, and their batting average is at .235. Arizona is slugging .380 and have been called out on strikes 1,337 times, while drawing a walk on 491 occasions.
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The Diamondbacks have an earned run average of 5.15 so far this season (29th in baseball), and they have struck out 1,111 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.20 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.44. Diamondbacks pitchers have surrendered 208 long balls and 816 total runs (29th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 505 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.88 as a team for the year.
The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 44.4% and has come into the game in 109 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 192 runners this season with 32.8% of them earned a run for their team. Diamondbacks bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 132 times as well as having 134 appearances in high leverage situations. The Diamondbacks have sent 508 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have recorded 62 holds on the year (26th in baseball). They have earned 20 saves for the year and have not converted 25 out of their 45 chances to get a save.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a tally of 3,855 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,257 assists and 90 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which is 26th in baseball, and have 927 double plays. The Diamondbacks have turned 68.6% of balls in play into outs out of 11,565 innings, which has them sitting at 25th in the majors.
Gallen (8-18 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.86 and he has gone up against 1,076 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has conceded 211 base knocks (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 105 free passes. His ERA is 3.45 (98 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.238. Gallen has thrown 255 innings and has 296 K's during his career.
Houston has a total of 192 home runs on the season as well as 756 runs batted in. They have 281 two-baggers, while getting a free base 519 times and notching 785 runs. The Houston Astros have an OBP of .341 as well as a batting average of .269 for the year. The Astros hold a team SLG% of .443 and they average 5.34 runs per contest (2nd in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 1,109 occasions (30th in MLB) and have earned a total of 1,363 hits.
The Astros are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.221 and have a FIP of 4.08 as a staff this season. They are currently ranked 4th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,109. The Houston pitching staff have conceded 583 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.68 (535 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.73 (1,333 strikeouts vs 489 bases on balls). They have relinquished 170 home runs and they yield 4.01 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league).
Houston has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 55 save chances and they have come away with 32 saves. They are currently ranked 21st in the league with a save rate of 58.2%, and they have dispatched 463 bullpen pitchers to the mound this season. Their relief pitchers have come in 146 times in high leverage situations and on 124 occasions with runners on base. Houston bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 35.7% out of their 182 inherited base runners. Sitting with 120 save situations, the Astros have 64 holds in addition to 23 blown saves.
In 11,784 innings on the field, the Astros have earned a defensive efficiency of 71.4% (2nd in pro baseball). The Houston Astros have turned 112 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .989 (1st in pro baseball). The Astros have accrued 1,277 assists, 60 errors and have earned a total of 3,928 putouts on the season.
Greinke (219-132 career record) has earned a 3.40 earned run average and has given up 8.4 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.94 and he has faced 12,672 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 1,172 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.159 and having a FIP of 3.4. So far in his pro baseball career, Greinke has surrendered 2,885 base hits while earning 2,803 strikeouts in 3,103 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona (+170)
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