Arizona Diamondbacks vs Houston Astros


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Today’s matchup is between the Arizona Diamondbacks (20-32) and the Houston Astros (25-26). The Diamondbacks have won 3 of their last 5 games & the Astros have won 2 of their last 5 games.

The Diamondbacks are starting Madison Bumgarner (LHP), on the mound who is 0-4 on the season pitching a 8.53 ERA, 8.94 FIP, .435 wOBA, K% of 12.4%, BB% of 7.8%, 90.6 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.74 WHIP in 31.2 innings pitched.

The Astros are starting Jose Urquidy (RHP), who is 1-1 on the season with a 2.70 ERA, 3.73 FIP, .209 wOBA, K% of 15.6%, BB% of 9.4%, 91.8 MPH average exit velocity, and a 0.90 WHIP in 16.2 innings pitched.

The Diamondbacks are the 25th best in the Majors in Relieving Pitching (WAR) while the Astros are 17th.

On the hitting side, the Diamondbacks have a .296 wOBA and a .304 OBP. The Astros have a .314 wOBA and a .315 OBP. The Diamondbacks have 46 HRs this season while the Astros have 55 HRs.

With Bumgarner's current pitching form it would be wise toback the Astros in this game which is what I'm going to do.

  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games.
  • Arizona are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games.
  • Arizona are 4-13 SU in their last 17 games on the road.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games.
  • Houston are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games against Arizona.