Arizona Diamondbacks at Houston Astros 9/28/22 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Houston Astros vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: 9/29/2022
Latest Odds: HOU -238 ; O/U 7.5

The Arizona Diamondbacks will continue a series with the Houston Astros on Wednesday with a scheduled first pitch time of 8:10 PM eastern. This game will be available on MLB extra innings. The Arizona Diamondbacks come into this game with a record on the season of 71-83, and have lost three out of their last five games including a series loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on the road, and a series loss to the San Francisco Giants at home.

The Houston Astros come into this game over the century mark in wins at 101-53, and have played well as of late against formidable opponents winning their last three out of five games all coming on the road with a series victory over a tough Baltimore Orioles team and a series victory against the Tampa Bay Rays. 

Justin Verlander will be the starter for the Houston Astros in this matchup with a record on the season of 17 wins, four losses, and a stellar earned run average of 1.82 to go along with 167 strikeouts on the season. Justin Verlander has given up 110 hits, 27 walks, and twelve home runs. 

Zach Gallen will be the starter for the Arizona Diamondbacks in this matchup with a stellar record on the season of 12 wins, with only three losses, that to go along with an earned run average of only 2.46 on the season and actually has more strikeouts than his counterpart Justin Verlander with 180 on the season. Zach has given up 110 hits, the same exact number as Verlander, 43 walks, and exactly 12 home runs the same as Verlander. 

Betting Trends

  • Arizona is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Houston
  • Arizona is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
  • Houston is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
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Although Arizona may have a pitcher that can hang with Justin Verlander, the Houston Astros have one of the most powerful lineups in all of Major League Baseball with a team batting average of .246 and 202 home runs on the season. In addition, Houston has a team earned run average of 2.92 while Arizona is sporting a team ERA of 4.23 which is why we see the Houston Astros coming away with an easy victory in this matchup at home on Wednesday. Final Score Prediction: Houston Astros win by the score of 6-2.

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