Philadelphia Phillies vs. Houston Astros - 7/25/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (66-33) at Philadelphia Phillies (34-63)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
C Morton (7-4) (4.18) vs. Nick Pivetta (3-5) (5.58)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +145 / Houston Astros -155 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros will be in the City of Brotherly Love to take the field with the Philadelphia Phillies in Tuesday MLB baseball.
The Houston Astros only goal in the regular season is to finish with the best record in baseball and stay healthy for the playoffs. The Astros put another game in the win column with a 13-4 victory at Philadelphia Tuesday night with their big offense doing plenty of damage. Stros starter Brad Peacock was limited to three frames because of rain and allowed a run although Mother Nature didn’t bother the offense that racked up 18 hits and six BB. Brian McCann and Alex Bregman homered and combined for five runs with Jose Altuve giving Houston four hits, three RBI’s and three runs. Josh Reddick, Yuli Gurriel and Carlos Beltran each drove in two runs as the Astros offense continued to hit and score. Charlie Morton toes the rubber for the Houston Astros when they visit the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday. Morton comes off a 4-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners where he was charged with all four runs on six hits over 6.2 innings of work.
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The Philadelphia Phillies have been playing some of their best baseball of 2017 and whether that continues is the question. The Phillies had won four of five but were overwhelmed by the dangerous Houston offense in Tuesday night’s defeat. Phils starter Vince Velasquez allowed four runs through three innings in a rain shortened performance with Ricardo Pinto allowing six runs (three earned) in 1.1 innings. Philadelphia couldn’t keep up with ten hits and four bases on balls with Nick Williams going 2-5 and driving in three while Tommy Joseph doubled in a run. The Philadelphia Phillies hand the ball to Nick Pivetta for his first career meeting versus the Houston Astros. Pivetta comes in off of a 10-3 victory at the Miami Marlins where he was charged with all three runs on five hits including two homers in 5.1 frames.
Houston are 13-4 in their last 17 Tuesday games and the over is 15-5-1 in Houston last 21 overall while Houston are 39-14 in their last 53 road games. The over is 6-1-1 in Philadelphia last 8 interleague home games and the under is 12-4-1 in Philadelphia last 17 overall while the under is 12-4-1 in Philadelphia last 17 on grass. The over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings and Houston are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings.
I think Morton is a weak link in the Astros rotation but if the offense continues to hit and score I could pitch and get the win…