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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Houston Astros - 8/15/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Astros (72-46) at Arizona Diamondbacks (66-52)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 3:40 pm (Chase Field)

B Peacock (10-1) (3.07) vs. Anthony Banda (1-2) (4.59)

The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +111 / Houston Astros -121 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSAZ, ATSW

The Houston Astros and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Tuesday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The Houston Astros could use a win here after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Astros have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Houston Astros have lost six straight games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 163 hits and 65 RBI while Yuli Gurriel and George Springer have combined for 236 hits and 127 RBI. Brad Peacock gets the ball, and he is 10-1 with a 3.07 ERA and 112 strikeouts this season. This will be Peacock’s second career game against the Diamondbacks. 

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Houston Astros - 8/15/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Arizona Diamondbacks look for another win after losing six of their last nine games. The Diamondbacks have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 11 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads Arizona with 133 hits and 92 RBI while David Peralta and Jake Lamb have combined for 224 hits and 131 RBI. Anthony Banda gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 4.60 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Banda’s first career game against the Astros.

The Astros are 22-6 in their last 28 interleague road games, 14-6 in their last 20 Tuesday games and 7-1 in Peacocks last 8 starts. The Diamondbacks are 12-5 in their last 17 Tuesday games, 2-9 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series and 6-0 in their last 6 interleague games. The Astros are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.

The Astros are in a serious downward spiral where the losses are piling up and nobody seems to be able to turn things around. However, Peacock has produced eight wins in his last 10 games and has allowed two or less earned runs in eight of his last 10 games. Branda has been more than hittable in his first three career starts and has given up seven runs in his first 9.2 innings at home. Even with their struggles, the Astros have the advantage here with the pitching, so I have to side with Houston on the road.

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