Arizona Diamondbacks at Houston Astros - 9/18/20 MLB Picks and Prediction

Arizona Diamondbacks at Houston Astros - 9/18/20 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks (19-32) at Houston Astros (25-25)

MLB Baseball: Friday, September 18, 2020 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Zac Gallen (1-2) (3.15) vs. Zack Greinke (3-2) (3.77)

The Line: Houston Astros -159 / Arizona Diamondbacks +147 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Diamondbacks and Houston Astros meet Friday in MLB action at Minute Maid Park.

The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Diamondbacks have won four straight games when scoring four or more runs. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 52 hits and 30 RBI while Christian Walker and Ketel Marte have combined for 98 hits and 46 RBI. Zac Gallen gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 3.15 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. This will be Gallen’s second career game against the Astros.

The Houston Astros look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Astros have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last six games. The Astros have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Carlos Correa leads the Astros with 46 hits and 23 RBI while Yuli Gurriel and Kyle Tucker have combined for 89 hits and 60 RBI. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 3.77 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 7-3 with a 3.29 ERA and 84 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

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The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog, 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games and 17-8 in their last 25 interleague games. The Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 interleague games as a favorite, 4-1 in their last 5 interleague home games and 55-22 in their last 77 home games. The over is 4-0-1 in Diamondbacks last 5 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Astros last 4 overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Zac Gallen has allowed 11 runs and 13 hits in his last 17 innings while Zack Greinke has allowed 12 runs and 21 hits in his last 17 innings. We know what both of these pitchers are capable of, as Gallen is a promising young pitcher and Greinke is an ace when he's feeling good. The issue is both guys have struggled this month and this is a very low line. I'll take my chances with the over eight runs.

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