Astros vs. Diamondbacks - 6/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (23-32) at Houston Astros (25-29)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Z Greinke (6-3) (4.71) vs. D Keuchel (3-6) (5.58)
The Line: Houston Astros -130 / Arizona Diamondbacks +120 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros look to sweep the Arizona Diamondbacks early Thursday afternoon.
The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.86 and have lost eight of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 68 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 33 RBI and Brandon Drury has eight home runs. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he’s 6-3 with a 4.71 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 4-2 with a 3.16 ERA and 36 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros look to build on their solid five-game winning streak. The Astros have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Houston Astros offense is heating up lately, and they’ve won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 71 hits, George Springer has 34 RBI and Carlos Correa has eight home runs. Dallas Keuchel takes the hill, and he’s 3-6 with a 5.58 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Keuchel is 3-2 with a 3.90 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series and 4-1 in Greinkes last 5 starts. The Astros are 1-7 in their last 8 during game 4 of a series and 2-6 in Keuchels last 8 starts. The Diamondbacks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Houston.
The Diamondbacks are struggling big time and the Astros are slowly but surely starting to look like the team we saw last season. However, we are getting plus money with one of the top pitchers in the world. So, while Houston is the better team, the value in this spot is with Arizona.