Houston Astros vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 4/12/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-120) Arizona (+100)
The Houston Astros (3-1) are en route to Chase Field on Tuesday where they will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (1-3). The line on this contest has the Astros at -120 and the Diamondbacks are coming in at +100. The over/under is set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Luis Garcia and Zac Gallen.
Houston owns a slugging percentage of .457 and have been called out on strikes 29 times, while drawing a walk on 13 occasions. They have compiled 19 RBI's and 31 base knocks so far this year, while their batting average is at .225. The Astros have accrued 8 doubles as a team and have knocked 8 baseballs out of the park. They have racked up 20 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .296. As a unit, the Houston Astros are notching 5.0 runs per game, which has them at 8th in baseball.
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Astros pitchers have given up 3 long balls and also 10 total runs (7th in the league). They have walked 7 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.03 as a squad so far this season. They have a K/BB ratio of 4.57 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.06. The Astros have an earned run average of 1.80 so far this year (3rd in baseball), and their staff has rung up 32 hitters.
The Astros have dispatched 15 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 5 base runners so far this season with none of those players earned a run for their team. They have earned 2 saves on the season. The Astros relief pitchers have a save percentage of 100.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 9 save situations. The relievers have notched 7 holds on the year (1st in MLB). Astros pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 5 times and also have had 5 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Astros have converted 70.3% of balls in play into outs out of 315 innings, which has them sitting 17th in pro baseball. The Houston Astros are sitting with 105 putouts on the year, in addition to 37 assists and 2 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which puts them in 18th in baseball, and have accumulated 4 double plays.
Garcia (11-9 career mark) has a FIP of 3.68 and he has faced 682 hitters during his time in the majors. He has given up 140 base knocks (7.5 hits per 9 innings) with 55 walks. His earned run average is 3.44 (64 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.163. Garcia has taken the mound for 167 innings and has earned 176 punch outs so far in his career.
Arizona has accumulated 4 home runs on the year to go along with 10 runs batted in. They have notched 3 two-baggers, while walking 19 times as well as notching 11 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks have accumulated an OBP of .257 as well as a batting average of .129 this year. The Diamondbacks hold a team slugging percentage of .259 and they average 2.75 runs per contest (25th in baseball). They have been rung up on 34 occasions (6th in the league) and are sitting with 15 base hits.
The Arizona pitching staff have relinquished 20 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 4.00 (16 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 3 HR's and they allow 5.00 runs per 9 innings (20th in baseball). The Diamondbacks have a team WHIP of 1.472 in addition to having a FIP of 4.17 as a unit on the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.55 (31 strikeouts against 20 walks). They are sitting at 28th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 33.
Arizona relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 0.0% out of their 3 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 2 times in high leverage situations in addition to 2 occasions with runners on. The Diamondbacks don't have any saves yet. They are ranked 20th in the league holding a save percentage of 0.0%, and they have dispatched 17 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond so far this season. Arizona has had relievers step onto the hill in 0 save opportunities.
In 324 innings on the field, the Diamondbacks have a efficiency on defense of 68.5% (21st in baseball). The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 5 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .979 (26th in the majors). The Diamondbacks have racked up 34 assists, 3 errors and have accounted for 108 putouts for the year.
Gallen (10-18 mark in his career) has a 3.46 ERA while giving up 7.4 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.88 and he has faced 1,148 hitters during his career. He has conceded 105 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.226 and a FIP of 3.9. So far in his pro baseball career, Gallen has given up 225 base knocks while he has tallied 317 punch outs in 273 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (-120)
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