Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Houston Astros MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/10/14
Houston Astros (28-36) at Arizona Diamondbacks (28-37)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 3:40 pm (Chase Field)
Brad Peacock (R) (2-3) (4.273) vs. Bronson Arroyo (R) (5-4) (4.501)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -133 / Houston Astros +123 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-HOU, FSN-AZ
The Houston Astros and Arizona Diamondbacks will play game two of four on Tuesday afternoon.
Believe it or not, the Astros have won five of their last seven games and have pulled within seven games of a .500 record. The reason for the incredible turnaround has been as Astros pitching staff that has allowed three or less runs in eight of their last 15 games. The Astros offense has also picked up a bit and is 25-7 when scoring four or more runs this season. Jose Altuve has 12 hits in his last 10 games and Dexter Fowler has scored eight runs in his last seven games. Brad Peacock gets the nod, and he’s 2-4 with a 4.82 ERA and has 53 strikeouts in 56 innings. This will be Peacock’s first career game against the Diamondbacks.
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Despite winning five of their last seven games, the Diamondbacks are still 10 games below a .500 record. The Diamondbacks main issues start with a pitching staff that has a 4.47 ERA and has allowed four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. In fact, the Diamondbacks are 12-34 when allowing more than three runs this season. Offensively, the Diamondbacks are doing their best to keep games close, as Paul Goldschmidt has 10 RBI in as many games. Bronson Arroyo gets the nod, and he’s 5-4 with a 4.50 ERA and has 41 strikeouts in 74 innings. Arroyo is 13-7 with a 4.04 ERA in 31 career games against the Astros.
The Astros are 0-4 in Peacock's last 4 starts with 4 days of rest and 5-1 in Peacock's last 6 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Diamondbacks are 5-2 in Arroyo's last 7 starts and 1-4 in Arroyo's last 5 home starts. The Astros are 6-18 in the last 24 meetings in Arizona.
Between two losing teams, you have to ride the hot hand. The Astros are playing with a ton of confidence. I'll take the plus money.