Houston Astros vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 4/13/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-150) Arizona (+130)
Chase Field is where the Arizona Diamondbacks (1-3) will take on the Houston Astros (3-1) on Wednesday. The odds on this game have Houston at -150 and Arizona is priced at +130. The total comes in at 9. The starting pitchers are Framber Valdez and Merrill Kelly.
As a squad, the Houston Astros are putting up 5.0 runs per outing, which puts them at 9th in the league. They have notched a total of 20 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .296. The Astros have recorded 8 two-baggers as a team and have hit 8 balls out of the park. They have earned 19 runs batted in as well as 31 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average is .225. Houston has a slugging rate of .457 and have struck out 29 times, while taking a walk on 13 occasions.
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The Astros have a team ERA of 1.80 over the course of the season (1st in the league), and the staff has struck out 32 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 7 batters and their FIP sits at 3.08 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 4.57 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.06. Astros pitchers have allowed 3 home runs in addition to 10 total runs (3rd in baseball).
Astros pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 5 times in addition to having 5 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 7 holds this season (1st in the league). The Astros relief pitchers have a save percentage of 100.0% and has entered the game in 9 save situations. They have earned 2 saves so far this season and have missed out on 0 of 2 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 5 runners on the year and 0.0% of them earned a run for their team. The Astros have sent 15 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The Houston Astros have earned a total of 105 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 37 assists and 2 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .986 which is 12th in the majors, and have earned 4 double plays. The Astros have converted 70.3% of balls in play into outs in their 315 innings, which has them ranked 15th in baseball.
Valdez has taken the mound for 319 innings and has tallied 309 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. Valdez (25-17 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.00 while facing 1,365 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.66 (130 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.295. He has surrendered 271 base knocks (7.6 hits per nine innings) with 143 free passes.
Arizona has a total of 4 long balls on the campaign as well as 10 runs batted in. They have tallied 3 doubles, while getting a free base 19 times as well as putting up 11 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks have tallied an on-base percentage of .257 as well as a team batting average of .129 this year. The Diamondbacks have a team SLG% of .259 and they are earning 2.75 runs per game (25th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 34 instances (19th in baseball) and have 15 hits.
The Diamondbacks have a team WHIP of 1.472 and have a FIP of 4.22 as a squad so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.55 (31 strikeouts against 20 walks). They are currently ranked 20th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 33. They have surrendered 3 home runs and they yield 5.00 runs per 9 innings (22nd in baseball). The Arizona pitching staff have surrendered 20 runs this season while having a team ERA of 4.00 (16 earned runs allowed).
The Diamondbacks have had no save situations yet. Arizona has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 0 save chances. Their relievers have come in 2 times in high leverage situations and also on 2 occasions with runners on base. Arizona relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 0.0% of 3 inherited base runners. They are ranked 22nd in MLB with a save percentage of 0.0%, and they have dispatched 17 relievers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 5 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .979 (25th in MLB). The Diamondbacks have 34 assists, 3 errors and have accounted for 108 putouts on the season. In their 324 innings played, the Diamondbacks have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (19th in baseball).
So far in his career, Kelly has surrendered 377 hits while accumulating 324 punch outs in 376 frames. Kelly (23-27 career record) is the owner of a 4.23 earned run average and has allowed 9.0 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 177 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.280 and having a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.09 and he has gone up against 1,586 batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (-150)
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