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    The Houston Astros (102-53) host the Arizona Diamondbacks (71-84) at 8:10 PM ET on Wednesday in a battle between two pitchers with top-10 ERAs. Justin Verlander (1.82 ERA) takes the mound for the favored Astros (-189), and the underdog Diamondbacks (+159) will send out Zac Gallen (2.46 ERA). Houston sends Verlander (17-4) out for his 27th start of the season, while Gallen (12-3) makes his 30th start of the year for Arizona.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Diamondbacks

    • Game Day: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Diamondbacks Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -189 6.5

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros rank fourth in MLB play with 207 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.
    • The Astros rank 13th in MLB with a .247 batting average.
    • The Astros rank seventh in baseball with a .320 on-base percentage.
    • The Astros strike out 7.3 times per game to rank second in baseball.
    • The Astros average 1.5 homers per game when playing at home this season (109 total in home contests).
    • The Astros are averaging 3.2 extra-base hits per game while slugging .449 at home.
    • The team is batting .255 with 608 hits (8.2 per game) at home this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Yordan Alvarez leads Houston in OBP (.407) and total hits (136) this season.
    • Among the qualified hitters in the majors, Alvarez’s batting average ranks seventh, his on-base percentage ranks third, and he is second in slugging.
    • Alvarez hopes to build on a four-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .357 with four walks and two RBI.
    • Alex Bregman has 38 doubles, 22 home runs and 84 walks while hitting .263.
    • Among qualified hitters, Bregman’s batting average ranks him 58th, his on-base percentage 15th, and his slugging percentage 39th.
    • Bregman brings a two-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. In his last five games he is batting .167 with a home run, two walks and three RBI.
    • Jose Altuve leads Houston in slugging percentage (.529) powered by 63 extra-base hits.
    • Kyle Tucker has been key for Houston with 137 hits, an OBP of .337 plus a slugging percentage of .487.

    Diamondbacks Stats & Trends

    Diamondbacks Batting

    • The Diamondbacks have hit 169 homers this season, which ranks 14th in the league.
    • The Diamondbacks rank 27th in MLB with a team batting average of just .229.
    • The Diamondbacks have an OBP of .304 this season, which ranks 24th in MLB.
    • The Diamondbacks rank 12th in strikeouts per game (8.3) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit 98 homers, an average of 1.3 per game, in 74 road contests this season.
    • In 74 road games this season, they’re slugging .398 with 223 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 7.6 base hits per game and batting .226 on the road this season.

    Diamondbacks Key Batters

    • Christian Walker has racked up a slugging percentage of .476 and has 130 hits, both team-best marks for the Diamondbacks.
    • Including all qualifying players, Walker ranks 108th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 72nd and he is 25th in slugging.
    • Daulton Varsho is batting .240 with 22 doubles, three triples, 27 home runs and 45 walks.
    • Varsho is currently 101st in batting average, 107th in on-base percentage and 46th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters.
    • Ketel Marte has 42 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 55 walks while hitting .242.
    • Josh Rojas’ .346 on-base percentage paces his team.

    Astros vs. Diamondbacks Probable Pitchers

    Verlander Gallen
    26 GS 29
    17-4 W-L 12-3
    1.82 ERA 2.46
    163.0 IP 172.0
    27 BB 43
    167 SO 180

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