Astros vs. D-backs Saturday Prediction

Houston Astros vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 5/5/2018 Prediction & Odds

The first-place Arizona Diamondbacks are in the midst of a three-game losing streak but Zack Greinke will toe the rubber on Saturday night. Will they rebound against the Astros or will Houston pick up another win in Arizona?

Game Snapshot & Odds

979 Houston Astros (-125) at 980 Arizona Diamondbacks (+115); 7.5 runs

Saturday, May 5, 2018

8:10 p.m. ET, Chase Field

TV: HOU (ATTH); ARI (FSAZ)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Astros as a -125 favorite. As of this writing, 55% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Diamondbacks to beat the Astros on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Astros' Morton dominates Yankees in victory

Charlie Morton fanned 10 while holding the Yankees to one run in 7 2/3 innings in a victory Monday. Morton allowed just two hits in improving to 4-0 this year. The loss snapped a nine-game winning streak for the Yankees. Morton is throwing well enough to continue posting stellar results. Whether he can stay healthy is the real question, given that we're talking about a 34-year-old who has never made 30 starts in a season.

Diamondbacks' strikes out 10 in win over Dodgers

Zack Greinke struck out 10 in six innings of work in a win over the Dodgers on Monday. Greinke allowed just two runs on four hits, and he walked two. He also helped himself in this one with the bat, going 2-for-2 with an RBI single. It's been an up-and-down start to the season for the right-hander, but this start lowers the ERA to 4.50, and he's missing plenty of bats as seen in his 42 strikeouts in 36 innings. He'll look to lower that ERA some more in his next start on Saturday against the Astros.

MLB Betting Trends

Houston

The Astros have won 10 of their last 14 games versus the Diamondbacks and are 4-1 in their last five games in Arizona.

Arizona

The Diamondbacks are 8-2 in their last 10 games coming off a loss and are 8-3 in their last 11 interleague home games.

Prediction:

The Diamondbacks have dropped six of their last seven interleague games, are 0-4 in their last four interleague games versus a team with a winning record, and are 0-6 in their last six interleague games versus a right-handed starter. The Astros, meanwhile, are 7-3 in Morton's last 10 road starts, are 9-4 in his last 13 outings overall and are 4-1 in his last five outings coming off four days of rest.

 

The Pick: Houston Astros -125

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