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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