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Keuchel Seeking 20th Win of the Season

Cy Young candidate Dallas Keuchel enters Friday night’s road game in search of his 20th win against a surging Diamondbacks team who are 5-1 in their last six. Keuchel has been a drastically different pitcher on the road, sporting a 3.82 ERA and a 4-8 road record vs a 1.46 ERA and a 15-0 record at home.

Shark Bites
  • 12 of the 16 home runs that Keuchel has allowed have been on the road.
  • In 10 career AB’s vs Keuchel, D-Backs 1B Paul Goldschmidt has six strikeouts.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games on the road

Taking the mound for the Diamondbacks is Rubby De La Rosa, who will try to contribute to the trend of the total going UNDER in four of the last five D-Backs games. He struggled last month, posting an ERA of 5.18, pitching six innings or less in his five outings.

Houston is 4-1 SU in their last five games, however, Arizona is 14-6 in their last 20 against Houston.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Houston Astros listed as favorites of -160 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.7-4.5 win for the Diamondbacks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Arizona (78-81) will face the 84-75 Astros in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Houston injuries news.

This game puts the Arizona Diamondbacks, most recently No. 11 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Houston Astros, who rate a No. 16 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Arizona Diamondbacks No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.45 runs per game, against a Houston Astros offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.4 runs per game. The Diamondbacks have averaged 9.21 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (8.31 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.17 runs per game on the highway. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Mariners, a 7-6 final on Wednesday in support of S Kazmir at Safeco Field.

Arizona got the job done in their last match in a 8-6 victory over Colorado on Thursday at Chase Field behind starter P Corbin.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona
  • Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games
  • Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Arizona is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Arizona, Saturday, October 3rd

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