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D-Backs Getting Spanked By ‘Stros

The Arizona Diamondbacks have offered minimal challenge when facing the Houston Astros – which may be an issue considering the two teams continue their series Thursday afternoon. The D-backs have lost seven of their past eight against the ‘Stros, with Arizona allowing an average of eight runs per game in that span.

Shark Bites
  • The Astros are 5-0 in their past five games against teams with losing records.
  • Jose Altuve has a career .533 batting average against Zack Greinke.
  • The Diamondbacks are 0-6 in their past six games as underdogs.

After a rough first month, Zack Greinke is starting to show some of the talent that landed him a massive $208-million contract this offseason. Greinke has gone 4-1 with a 3.82 ERA in his past five starts – including a quality start in each of his last three outings.

After a rough first month, Dallas Keuchel has somehow gotten worse. The reigning AL Cy Young winner has a 6.63 ERA in his six starts during May with opponents posting a .291 batting average. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Arizona Diamondbacks were 120 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.9-2.5 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 (25-29) will face the 23-32 Diamondbacks in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Arizona injuries news.

This game puts the Houston Astros, most recently No. 17 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Arizona Diamondbacks, who rate a No. 16 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has baseball's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 8.06 hits per game. The Arizona Diamondbacks average 9.35 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Houston has the No. 21-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Diamondbacks own the No. 27 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Arizona lost a tight one on Wednesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 5-4 score against Houston at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Arizona is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games
  • Arizona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Arizona at Chicago, Friday, June 3rd
Houston home to Oakland, Friday, June 3rd