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Houston Astros vs. San Diego Padres Prediction and Betting Odds

Houston Astros vs. San Diego Padres Prediction and Betting Odds. Houston Astros vs. San Diego Padres Prediction and Betting Odds. The 13-7 Houston Astros are set to take on the 11-11 San Diego Padres at Petco Park, San Diego, California today April 28, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 3:40 PM

Wagering Odds

Moneylines: Astros +120 / Padres -140
O/U: 6.5 runs

Pitching Match Up
Houston: Dallas Keuchel (2-0, 0.62 ERA)
San Diego: Andrew Cashner (1-3, 2.63 ERA)

In their last games: In Game 2 of this 3 game series yesterday the Astros beat the Padres 14-3.

The Astros go into San Diego in the 3rd game of a 3-0game series. The 2-0 Dallas Keuchel goes for the Astros and the 1-3 Andrew Cashner gets the starting nod for the Padres. The Padres open at home at -140 with the line sitting at 6.5 runs. The Astros are hot winners of 5 straight games and 9 of their last 10 games. They are in the lead in the AL West and are the only team in the division with a winning record. While they rank in the middle of the pack (15th) in runs scored they have scored 23 runs in the first 2 games of this series. Their pitching has been solid all season and they rank 5th in the Majors in team ERA. The Padres have lost 6 of their last 10 games and the first 2 games of this series. They rank 5th in runs scored and a respectable 9th in team ERA even though Houston has hammered their pitching in the first 2 games of this interleague series.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

In the last 6 games between these 2 teams in San Diego the total has gone Over 5 times.

The Padres are 9-5 in their last 14 home games against the Astros.

The Astros are 10-1 in Keuchel’s last 11 starts.

The Padres are 1-4 in Cashner’s last 5 starts.

This season the Padres are 6-6 at home and the Astros are 9-2 on the road.

STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Houston Astros: 13-7 SU / O/U 9-10 / Run Line W/L 14-6
San Diego Padres: 11-11 SU / O/U 13-8 / Run Line W/L 10-12

Houston at San Diego Key Betting Trends

• HOU is 6-0 in their last 5 overall.
• HOU is 6-0 in their last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter.
• HOU has an Over record of 6-0 in their last 6 road games.
• SD is 22-8 in their last 30 games as a home favorite.
• SD is 35-17 in their last 52 home games..
• SD has an Under record of 8-4-1 in Padres last 13 interleague games.

Key Player Injuries

ASTROS
[SS] 04/28/2015 – Jed Lowrie out indefinitely ( Thumb )
[P] 04/09/2015 – Brett Oberholtzer 15-day DL (3/31) ( Finger )
[P] 04/17/2015 – Brad Peacock 15-day DL (4/14) ( Side )

PADRES
[P] 04/06/2015 – Cory Luebke 60-day DL (4/4) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Josh Johnson 15-day DL (4/4) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/25/2015 – Shawn Kelley 15-day DL (4/23) ( Calf )
[CF] 04/04/2015 – Melvin Upton Jr. 15-day DL (3/27) ( Foot )
[C] 04/04/2015 – Tim Federowicz 60-day DL (3/26) ( Knee )

Free MLB Pick

In yesterday’s game the Astros scored 14 runs on 17 hits and tonight they send out Keuchel, who has been great this season. He gave up 2 earned runs in his first start of the season, but in his last 2 he has not given up any. The Astros have won 10 of their last 11 games when he has gotten the start and in his last outing he went 9 innings in a 5-4 win over the Oakland A’s in 11 innings. The Padres will turn to Andrew Cashner to help them avoid being swept in this series. He was hammered in his first start of the season giving up 5 earned runs, but since he has only given up 2 in his last 3 starts. He has In his last start he did not give up any earned runs in 7 innings of work, but still took a loss, as he got no run support in a 3-0 loss to the L.A. Dodgers.

The Astros are hot and they have a hot pitcher on the mound and even as a road underdog I have to go with them. The Padres’ bats will not help out Cashner much and the Astros will win this game and sweep the series.

Take the ASTROS

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