Philadelphia Phillies vs. Houston Astros - 7/26/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (66-33) at Philadelphia Phillies (34-63)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
M Fiers (7-4) (3.68) vs. Aaron Nola (7-6) (3.38)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +111 / Houston Astros -121 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ATSW, CSPH
Out at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday, the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies will be finishing up their MLB series.
In the Monday opener, the Astros secured a 13-4 victory. On Tuesday, Houston scored four times in the sixth inning on the way to a 5-0 victory.
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For the Wednesday game, the Astros will be bringing out RHP Mike Fiers in the start. Over his 107.2 innings and 7-4 record this year, Fiers has a 3.59 ERA with 107 Ks and 38 BBs.
Houston has a dynamic offense this year. Coming into Tuesday, Jose Altuve led the way on 138 hits, 71 runs, 15 homers and 59 RBI, while George Springer (who is nursing a sore quad right now) sits on 114 hits, 82 runs, 27 homers and 66 RBI. On Tuesday, Altuve put up a hit and a run.
Over on the Phillies’ side, they’re going with RHP Aaron Nola in the start on Wednesday. In 93.1 innings and a 7-6 record this season, Nola has a 3.38 ERA with 97 Ks and 29 BBs.
Philadelphia has some notable hitters as well. Coming into Tuesday, Odubel Herrera brought 100 hits, 42 runs and 36 RBI while Freddy Galvis had 91 hits, 39 runs, 11 homers and 41 RBI. In Tuesday’s game, Galvis put up a hit but Herrera came up empty.
The Astros are 35-16 in their last 51 Wednesday games, and 4-1 in Fiers’ last five road starts. Houston is also 8-3 in Fiers’ last 11 starts and 20-7 in Fiers’ last 27 starts with four days’ rest.
Meanwhile, the Phillies are 4-0 in their last four during game three of a series, and 3-13 in their last 16 Wednesday games. Philadelphia is also 1-4 in Nola’s last five starts in game three of a series and 1-5 in Nola’s last six starts with four days’ rest.
Fiers has been pretty good this month. In four July starts, he’s given up six earned over a total of 24.0 innings. As for Nola, He’s been really good lately as well, giving up five earned over four July starts in 28.0 innings. This should be a great pitching matchup and a close game, so it’s probably one to stay away from. That said, I like the Houston offense to get it done here. Give me the Astros.