Padres vs. Astros - 4/27/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (11-7) at San Diego Padres (11-9)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 27, 2015 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
C McHugh (3-0) (2.41) vs. J Shields (2-0) (3.24)
The Line: San Diego Padres -141 / Houston Astros +131 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego, ROOT-Southwest
The San Diego Padres and the Houston Astros face off on Monday at PETCO Park in game one of their MLB series of NL West teams.
The San Diego Padres are tied for second place in the NL West but they are just a game back in the standings. The Padres are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 6-4 at home, and they are coming off of a win against the Dodgers on Sunday. As a team the Padres are hitting .272 with Yonder Alonso hitting .354, Matt Kemp hitting .350, and Derek Norris hitting .324. The Padres pitching staff has an ERA of 3.51 with the starters at 3.54 and the bullpen at 3.47. For game one against the Astros the Padres start James Shields who has allowed 20 hits and nine runs while striking out 29 over 25 innings for a 2-0 record and a 3.24 ERA.
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The Houston Astros are a vastly improved team as they lead the AL West by 2.5 games. The Astros are 8-2 in their last 10 games, they are 7-2 on the road, and they have won their last three games. As a team the Astros are hitting .224 with Jose Altuve hitting .321, Jed Lowrie hitting .281, and Colby Rasmus hitting .260. The Astros pitching staff has an ERA of 3.02 with the starters at 3.33 and the bullpen at 2.44. For game one against the Padres the Astros start Collin McHugh who has allowed 18 hits and five runs while striking out 18 over 18.2 innings for a 3-0 record and a 2.41 ERA.
San Diego is 21-5 as a home favorite, 2-5 in game one of a series, and 1-4 in their last five games. Houston is 6-1 in their last seven games, 5-2 in game one of a series, and 10-1 in McHugh’s last 11 starts. Houston is 1-6 in their last seven games in San Diego.
The Astros are red hot right now and going against them hasn’t been a good plan these days so I will take them in this spot.