Houston Astros @ Arizona Diamondbacks
O/U: 9 / HOU -200
The best game of the night most likely resides in Arizona as the Astros, losers of three straight head west to take on the Diamondbacks. The Astros are favored even though they’re on the road and that’s because they send Gerrit Cole to the mound who -- simply put -- has been one of the best pitchers in the game. His counterpart is an old face that we haven’t seen pitch in the big leagues since 2016 and he only made six starts that year. Both teams either lead their respective divisions or at least have a share of it.
Game Play Predictions
Amongst all qualified starting pitchers, Gerrit Cole ranks third in strikeouts, ninth in ERA, seventh in wOBA and first in FIP.
Carlos Correa is slashing .462/.516/.731 on the road this season. He’s hitting just .177 at home.
José Altuve is the only player on Houston hitting north of .300 against right-handed pitching this season (.356).
Brian McCann is hitting .149 over his last 10 games.
Josh Reddick has just one extra-base hit over his last 10 games (double).
Alex Bregman has a 33.8-percent fly ball rate against righty pitchers, but 51.7-percent versus left-handers.
Houston is 10-4 on the road but just 10-9 at home.
Kris Medlen , as I mentioned above, last pitched in the Major League’s in 2016.
Over the last 10 games, A.J. Pollock has five home runs, three stolen bases and is slashing .375/.432/.825.
Kris Medlen had a 6.66 K/9 in 2016 which was an upgrade from his 6.17 mark in ‘15.
Daniel Descalso has reached base safely 15 times over his last 10 games for an OBP of .444.
Jarrod Dyson has three stolen bases in his last two games and has four of his five for the season in the last 10 games.