Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Houston Astros - 10/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (84-75) at Arizona Diamondbacks (78-81)
MLB Baseball: Friday, October 2, 2015 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
C McHugh (18-7) (3.80) vs. R De La Rosa (14-8) (4.56)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +135 / Houston Astros -160 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Arizona, ROOT-Southwest
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Houston Astros face off on Friday at Chase Field for game one of their MLB series.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are finishing the season strong but it all will add up to a third place finish in the NL West. The Diamondbacks are 6-4 in their last 10 games and 37-40 at home this season. As a team the Diamondbacks are hitting .264 with Paul Goldschmidt hitting .315, A.J. Pollock hitting .315, and David Peralta hitting .310. The Diamondbacks pitching staff has an ERA of 3.96 with the starters at 4.32 and the bullpen at 3.42. For game one against the Astros the Diamondbacks start Rubby De La Rosa who has allowed 187 hits and 94 earned runs while striking out 146 over 185.2 innings for a 14-8 record and a 4.56 ERA.
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The Houston Astros are in the heat of the post-season race and it could come down to the final game of the season. The Astros are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 31-47 on the road, and they control their own destiny if they can win out. As a team the Astros are hitting .248 with Jose Altuve hitting .310, Carlos Correa hitting .277, and Gerge Springer hitting .270. The Astros pitching staff has an ERA of 3.57 with the starters at 3.74 and the bullpen at 3.22. For game one at Arizona the Astros stat Dallas Keuchel who has allowed 179 hits and 62 earned runs while striking out 213 over 226 innings for a 19-8 record and a 2.47 ERA.
Arizona is 5-1 in their last six Friday games, 3-8 in their last 11 interleague home games, and 9-4 in De La Rosa’s last 13 starts. Houston is 14-3 in their last 17 interleague games, 20-6 against the NL West, and 27-10 in Keuchel’s last 37 starts. Houston is 7-19 in their last 26 games in Arizona.
I don’t love this game but Houston has a lot to play for and they should be motivated.