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2021 MLB Handicapping
(47-99) Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Houston Astros (86-60)
Date: Saturday, September 18th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Projected Pitchers: TBA (ARI) vs. Lance McCullers Jr. (HOU)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Diamondbacks +270 Astros -400
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Diamondbacks +1.5, Astros -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Diamondbacks will be in Houston to take on the Astros for game 2 Saturday at 7:10 ET. Game 1 is Friday at 8:10 ET.
There has been no starter announced for the Diamondbacks and Lance McCullers Jr. is going for the Astros.
This is the first time these teams are seeing each other this year.
The Diamondbacks have had a very rough season so far and they have been possibly the worst team in baseball.
They are last in the National League West with a record of 47-99. They trail the Giants by 47.5 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. Thursday was a day off for this squad.
Merrill Kelly went 4.2 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Wednesday.
At this time, there has been no official announcement about who the start will be on Saturday.
They have not been a good pitching team. 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. This has also been a weakness for this team for a good part of the year.
The Snakes have hit 130 home runs which is 29th best overall.
The Astros are having another good season and they remain one of the best teams in baseball.
They are still 1st in the American League West with a record of 86-60. They lead the Athletics by 7 games.
The Astros beat the Rangers by a score of 12-1 on Thursday. They ended up taking 3 games out of 4 from Texas. In those games, Houston scored 35 runs and allowed 12 runs.
Luis Garcia went 5.1 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Thursday.
Lance McCullers Jr. is 12-4 with an ERA of 3.12. His last start was against the Angels where he went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run. Houston won that game 3-1.
This team has done a good job pitching this year. They have an ERA of 3.69 which is 4th best in baseball.
Their offense has been one of the best in baseball the whole year. They are scoring 5.35 which is the best in baseball.
Houston has hit 191 home runs which is is 11th best in the league.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Diamondbacks are 19-39 in their last 58 during game 2 of a series.
- Diamondbacks are 28-58 in their last 86 interleague road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Diamondbacks are 20-52 in their last 72 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Diamondbacks are 5-16 in their last 21 interleague games.
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 games on grass.
- Astros are 8-2 in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Astros are 9-4 in their last 13 interleague home games.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
I just do not see the Astros slowing down in this one. They have been playing very well and I do not see that ending in this one.
Houston is by far the better team and I feel they will put that on display on Saturday.
I feel that McCullers Jr. will keep up his good pitching and Houston will hit around whoever starts for the D-Backs.
I like the Astros on the run line here.
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