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2022 MLB Handicapping
(71-84-0) Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Houston Astros (102-53-0)
Date: Wednesday September 28th
Time: 08:10 ETPM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park Houston
Projected Pitchers: Zac Gallen vs. Justin Verlander
MLB Moneyline Odds: Diamondbacks 153 Astros -185
MLB run line Betting Odds: Diamondbacks +1.5, Astros -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 6.5
Heading into the game, the Arizona Diamondbacks have an overall record of 71-84-0. When playing on the road, the team has gone 31-43. In the NL West division, Arizona currently sits 4th So far, the team has gone 89-66-0 vs the runline, while being favored in 31.0% of their games. The Diamondbacks’ over-under record is 70-81-4.
For Arizona, Zac Gallen gets the start with an overall record of 12-3. This includes a strong ERA of 2.51. So far, he is lasting an average of 5.93 innings per outing, as well as 9.42 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. In terms of walks, he allows an average of 2.25 per 9. In total, Gallen has given up 12 home runs.
Throughout the season, the Diamondbacks have not had to turn to their bullpen for major innings. This group has one of the highest ERA’s among MLB bullpens at 4.62.
So far, the Arizona Diamondbacks have been scoring runs at a rate similar to the league average, at 4.34 runs per game. The team comes into the game with an overall run differential of -36.0. The Diamondbacks head into the game ranked just 27th in team batting average. Arizona combined batting average on balls in play is just 0.23. Placing them 24th. On the base paths, the Diamondbacks have put pressure on opposing pitchers, ranked 2nd in the MLB in steals.
Arizona has struggled in the field, ranking below average in errors committed, at 0.63 per game. Throughout the season, the team has done a good job turning double plays, averaging 0.98 per contest.
Heading into the game, the Houston Astros have an overall record of 102-53-0. When playing at home, the team has gone 51-23. In the AL West division, Houston currently sits 1st So far, the team has gone 84-71-0 vs the runline, while being favored in 86.0% of their games. The Astross’ over-under record is 57-89-9.
For Houston, Justin Verlander gets the start with an overall record of 17-4. This includes a strong ERA of 1.82. So far, he is lasting an average of 6.27 innings per outing. as well as 9.22 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. In terms of walks, he allows an average of 1.49 per 9. In total, Verlander has given up 12 home runs.
Throughout the season, the Astros have not had to turn to their bullpen for major innings. The team’s relief corps has combined for one of the lower ERA’s in the MLB at 2.79.
During the season, the Houston Astros have performed well on offense, averaging 4.61 runs per game. The team comes into the game with an overall run differential of 215.0. On offense, the Astros have a team batting average of 0.247, placing them 13th in the league. On their balls in play, Houston has the 10th ranked BABIP of 0.269. In terms of stolen bases, the Astros are doing so near the league average, at 0.79 per game.
Houston has struggled in the field, ranking below average in errors committed, at 0.62 per game. During the season, the team is averaging 0.79 double plays per game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Arizona is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Houston
- Arizona is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Houston
- Houston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
Heading into this game, the pitching matchup heavily favors the Houston Astros. In addition to holding the edge in ERA, Justin Verlander has a better WHIP of 0.84 compared to Zac Gallen at 0.9. Gallen will be facing an Astros offense with a team batting average of 0.247 (13th). Justin Verlander has an excellent matchup against a Diamondbacks offense ranked just 27th.
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