Arizona Diamondbacks vs Houston Astros Prediction, 9/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Houston Astros
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+185) Houston (-215)
Minute Maid Park is the location where the Houston Astros (101-53) will attempt to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks (71-83) on Wednesday. The line on this contest has Arizona at +185 and Houston is priced at -215. The total is set at 6.5. The expected starting pitchers are Zac Gallen and Justin Verlander.
The Diamondbacks have accrued 245 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 167 baseballs out of the park. Arizona has a slugging rate of .385 and have been rung up 1,270 times, while drawing a walk on 513 occasions. As a unit, the Arizona Diamondbacks are putting up 4.4 runs per game, which has them at 14th in the league. They have earned 628 RBI's and 1,162 base knocks over the course of the season, while their average at the plate sits at .229. They have earned 671 runs and have an on-base percentage of .305.
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The Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.23 for the year (22nd in baseball), and they have struck out 1,154 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 473 opposing players and their FIP is 4.24 as a team for the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.44 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.29. Diamondbacks pitchers have conceded 173 home runs in addition to 699 total runs (21st in MLB).
Diamondbacks relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 140 times in addition to having 162 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have recorded 79 holds this year (16th in the league). The Diamondbacks relievers have accumulated a save rate of 55.4% and stepped onto the hill in 138 save situations. They have accumulated 31 saves so far this season and have blown 25 of their 56 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 196 runners over the course of the season with 32.7% of them crossed home plate. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 521 relievers to the mound so far this year.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have 4,080 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,307 assists and 84 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .985 which puts them in 19th in the majors, and have accumulated 129 double plays. The Diamondbacks have converted 70.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,240 innings on the field, which ranks them 12th in professional baseball.
Gallen (22-21 career record) has a FIP of 3.52 while he has gone up against 1,813 batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 335 hits (6.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 153 walks. His earned run average is 3.07 (152 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.096. Gallen has taken the mound for 445 innings and has earned 497 strikeouts so far in his career.
Houston has recorded 202 home runs for the season as well as 683 runs batted in. They have recorded 268 doubles, while walking 512 times as well as racking up 704 runs. The Houston Astros have tallied a team OBP of .319 as well as a batting average of .246 for the season. The Astros hold a team SLG% of .421 and they score 4.57 runs per game (8th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 1,127 occasions (29th in the league) and have a total of 1,266 hits.
The Astros are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.096 in addition to having a FIP of 3.32 as a pitching staff on the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.30 (1,432 strikeouts against 434 walks). They come in at 2nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,070. They have yielded 128 dingers and they allow 3.26 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB). The Houston pitching staff have given up 497 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 2.93 (446 earned runs surrendered).
Houston has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 66 save chances and they have recorded 50 saves. They rank 2nd in the league holding a save percentage of 75.8%, and they have sent 455 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 153 times in high leverage situations in addition to 99 occasions with base runners. Houston relievers have an inherited score rate of 26.6% out of their 143 inherited runners. Sitting with 160 save situations, the Astros have 94 holds and 16 blown saves.
In 12,351 innings on the field, the Astros are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.9% (3rd in MLB). The Houston Astros have turned 117 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .987 (7th in pro baseball). The Astros have 1,216 assists, 69 errors and have accumulated 4,117 putouts for the season.
Verlander (243-133 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.25 earned run average while giving up 7.6 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.62 and he has gone up against 12,835 opposing hitters during his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 1,138 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.119 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. During his pro baseball career, Verlander has surrendered 2,648 base hits while earning 3,180 strikeouts in 3,151 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (-215)
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