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Astros Struggling In Series-Ending Contests

The Houston Astros have won the past two games of their four-game set with the Arizona Diamondbacks thanks to their offense but things may look different come Thursday. The ’Stros are 2-6 SU and 0-8 against the runline in their past eight games closing out a series while averaging just 2.8 rpg. Can the red-hot Astros offense keep the ball rolling and win the series Thursday?

Shark Bites
  • The Diamondbacks are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games against the Astros.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of the Diamondbacks’ last 7 games against the Astros.
  • The Diamondbacks have struck out in 30 of their 68 plate appearances in the past 2 games.

A struggling Mike Fiers will get the start for the Astros in this one. The 32-year-old righty has posted a dreadful 8.82 ERA while allowing opponents to slug .633 during the month of August. The long ball has plagued Fiers during this stretch of poor performances, as he has given up at least two home runs in each of his past three outings.

The D-backs are countering with workhorse Patrick Corbin. The southpaw has thrown at least 100 pitches in six of his past eight contests, five of which were quality starts. Corbin is coming off one of his best performances of the season in his last start when he racked up eight K’s and allowed no runs in 6.2 innings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks before the first pitch in this match found them as 142 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the OVER/UNDER total of 9 earlier at TopBet.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.0-3.5 result in favor of the Astros. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Houston Astros Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston (74-46) will face the 66-54 Diamondbacks in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Arizona injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 20 (Houston Astros) and the No. 12 (Arizona Diamondbacks) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Houston owns the No. 1 ranking for hits at 10.12 per game. By contrast, the Arizona Diamondbacks are rated No. 15 in the same category at 8.73 per game.

Defensively, Arizona features the No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.97 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 at home, scoring 5.08 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Arizona suffered a 9-5 loss against Houston on Wednesday, as Taijuan Walker wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Arizona is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Arizona is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • Arizona is 16-7 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Houston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • Houston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Houston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Arizona

Next Betting Matchups

Arizona at Minnesota, Friday, August 18
Houston home to Oakland, Friday, August 18