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2021 MLB Handicapping
(47-99) Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Houston Astros (85-60)
Date: Friday, September 17th, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Projected Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner (ARI) vs. TBA (HOU)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Diamondbacks +210 Astros -286
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Diamondbacks +1.5, Astros -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The Diamondbacks will be in Houston to take on the Astros for game 1 Friday at 8:10 ET.
Madison Bumgarner is going for the Diamondbacks and there has been no starter named for the Astros yet.
This is the first time these teams are seeing each other this year.
The Diamondbacks have really struggled this year and they have been one of the worst teams in baseball all year.
They are last in the National League West with a record of 47-99. They trail the Giants by 48 games.
Arizona lost to the Dodgers 5-3 on Wednesday and Los Angeles completed the sweep of them. In those games, the Diamondbacks scored 8 runs and allowed 18 runs.
Merrill Kelly went 4.2 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Wednesday.
Madison Bumgarner is 7-10 with an ERA of 4.66. His last start was against the Mariners where he went 6 innings and allowed 5 earned runs. Seattle won the game 5-4.
This club has done a very poor job when it comes to pitching. They have an ERA of 5.19 which is 29th best in the league.
Their offense is scoring 4.18 runs per game which is 25th best in baseball.
The Snakes have hit 130 home runs which is 29th best overall.
Unlike the Diamondbacks, the Astros have had a very good season. They are one of the best teams in the American League.
They are still 1st in the American League West with a record of 85-60. They lead the Athletics by 7 games.
The Astros beat the Rangers by a score of 7-2 on Wednesday.
Jose Urquidy went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Wednesday.
There has been no official announcement about who the starter will be for this game.
This squad has done a good job of pitching this year. They have an ERA of 3.71 which is 4th best in baseball.
They have also been one of the best teams in baseball on the offensive side of things. They are scoring 5.3 runs per game which is the 2nd best in baseball.
Houston has hit 189 home runs which is is 11th best in the league.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Diamondbacks are 28-58 in their last 86 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Diamondbacks are 10-25 in their last 35 during game 1 of a series.
- Diamondbacks are 32-86 in their last 118 games overall.
- Diamondbacks are 7-19 in their last 26 Friday games.
- Astros are 7-2 in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Astros are 22-7 in their last 29 interleague games at home vs. a team with a losing record.
- Astros are 8-3 in their last 11 interleague home games vs. a left handed starter.
- Astros are 45-19 in their last 64 Friday games.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
I feel that the Astros will play well in this series with Arizona. These are teams that they need to handle their business against.
Houston is a much better team and they are playing at home. There is no excuse for the to lose this one.
I look for the Astros to do enough against Bumgarner in order to get a win.
I like the Astros here.
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