Padres vs. Astros - 4/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (12-7) at San Diego Padres (11-10)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 3:40 pm (PETCO Park)
D Keuchel (2-0) (0.62) vs. A Cashner (1-3) (2.62)
The Line: San Diego Padres -122 / Houston Astros +112 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-SW, FSN-SD
The Houston Astros look to sweep the San Diego Padres in their three-game series Wednesday afternoon.
The Houston Astros look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Astros have scored 30 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 10 games. The Astros have won 14 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 31 hits and 13 RBI while Jed Lowrie and George Springer have combined for 21 RBI. The Houston Astros have won eight of their last nine games on the road. Dallas Keuchel gets the nod, and he’s 2-0 with a 0.62 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. This will be Keuchel’s second career game against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look for a win after losing five of their last six games. The Padres have allowed 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Padres have lost six of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Matt Kemp leads San Diego with 29 hits and 14 RBI while Wil Myers and Justin Upton have combined for 29 RBI. The San Diego Padres have lost four of their last five games on their home field. Andrew Cashner takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 2.63 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Cashner is 2-1 with a 4.60 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 10-1 in Keuchels last 11 starts. The Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Cashners last 5 starts. The Astros are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings in San Diego.
The Astros are one of the hotter teams in baseball right now and until the Padres stop givin up runs by the boatload, they're tough to back. I'll gladly take Houston and the plus money here.