Jeremy Hellickson (9-11, 4.60 ERA) and Collin McHugh (18-7, 3.98 ERA) start in the second of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (78-82) and the Houston Astros (85-75) at Chase Field. The Astros won the last game 21-5 and Houston leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 8:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 3 and can be seen on FSAZ and RTSW.

Hellickson pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering one run, striking out five and walking two in a 3-0 defeat to the Padres. Paul Goldschmidt (.317, 100 Rs, 31 HRs, 107 RBIs, 21 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday. McHugh went 6.2 innings, surrendering four runs, striking out six and walking one in a 9-7 win over the Rangers in his most recent start. Carlos Correa (.282, 52 Rs, 22 HRs, 67 RBIs, 13 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Astros, going 3 for 4 yesterday with four runs, one home run, four RBIs, and one stolen base.

Houston takes on Arizona as a -156 favorite. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is sitting at eight runs. The Diamondbacks have an overall money line of +109 and a record as the underdog of 42-52. Against the AL, they have had a solid season, earning 7-4 and 10-8 records as the underdog and SU respectively. Arizona is one of the best in the MLB in terms of steals, swiping 131 bases. Arizona's pitchers fall apart when American League teams are on the field. Its average runs allowed per game rises to 5.3 against AL teams, compared to its 4.4 season average.

In games where it is the favorite, Houston has a 55-44 record and an overall money line of -245. Houston has put in a great performance against interleague opponents, coming in with a nice record SU ({betdsi.at.nl.su_record}) and as the favorite (8-2). Offensively, they average four runs per game on the road, which is third in the AL. The Astros have a dynamic offense, ranking second in the league with 524 extra base hits. The Astros are an excellent base stealing team with 117 stolen bases, ranking third in the MLB. The Astros allow 3.8 runs per game, but does better whenever an NL opponent is on the schedule. They bring that runs allowed average down to 3.1 against teams from the NL. When it comes to preventing batters from getting on base, the Astros are one of the best in the league with a WHIP of 1.20 for the season.

The Astros lead the season series, 3-1. The Diamondbacks have a 59-59 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when McHugh takes the mound. Hellickson (RHP) will be on the hill against the Astros, who have a 54-46 record against right-handed starting pitchers.

Predictions: SU Winner - Hou, O/U - Over

Notes

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games.

Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games on the road.

Houston is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road.

Houston is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games when playing Arizona.

Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Arizona.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Arizona.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing on the road against Arizona.

Houston is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Arizona.

For the 15th time this season, the Diamondbacks registered at least two errors in a game.

The Diamondbacks managed to give up eight walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Astros who are coming in with a 2-2 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.

When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 54-20. The Astros have a 63-18 record when outhitting opponents.

Arizona and Houston both rank in the top 10 of the league in runs. Arizona sits at seventh with 713 runs this season and Houston ranks sixth with 720.

Ranking 12th, Houston is in the top half of the league in walks, notching 481 this season. Arizona ranks in the top 10 at 10th with 486.

When the Diamondbacks hit at least one home run, they are 56-36, well-matched with the Astros who are 72-46 when hitting one or more homers.