Arizona Diamondbacks (71-83) vs. Houston Astros (101-53)
September 27, 2022 8:10 pm EDT
The Line: Houston Astros -245 / Arizona Diamondbacks +200; Over/Under: +7.5
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and Houston Astros meet Tuesday in MLB action at Minute Maid Park. The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win after losing 8 of their last 11 games. The Houston Astros look for a win after winning 12 of their last 15 games.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have scored 12 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The Diamondbacks have won 5 of their last 7 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Christian Walker leads the Diamondbacks with 130 hits and 88 RBI, while Daulton Varsho and Ketel Marte have combined for 237 hits and 123 RBI. Zach Davies gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 4.03 ERA and 96 strikeouts this season. This will be Davies’ second career game against the Astros.
The Houston Astros have scored 17 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Astros have won 6 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 149 hits and 55 RBI, while Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker have combined for 271 hits and 194 RBI. Lance McCullers Jr. gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 2.38 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. McCullers is 1-1 with a 6.86 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 42-95 in their last 137 road games and 3-8 in their last 11 overall. The Astros are 49-19 in their last 68 home games and 64-29 in their last 93 overall. The under is 5-1 in Diamondbacks last 6 overall. The under is 17-8-3 in Astros last 28 overall. The Diamondbacks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Houston and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.
Zach Davies has been hit hard this month with a 5.40 ERA in his last 16.2 innings and his numbers drop off on the road where he has a 4.76 ERA and .243 allowed batting average. Lance McCullers hasn’t pitched a ton this season, but he’s been sharp through 41.2 innings, especially at home, where he’s allowed just 4 runs in 24 innings. I’ll take the Astros and the RL for max betting value, as the Diamondbacks look like a team that’s run out of gas these last 2 weeks.