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Houston Astros vs. San Diego Padres - 4/6/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Diego Padres (1-6) at Houston Astros (6-1)
Date & Time Friday April 6, 2018, 8:10 PM (EDT)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Houston Astros -270 / San Diego Padres +245 --- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
ATSW, FSSD
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The San Diego Padres and Houston Astros meet Friday in MLB action at Minute Maid Park.

The San Diego Padres are getting desperate for a victory to rebound from a rough 1-6 start. The Padres aren’t getting any consistent play from either their pitching staff or batting lineup, and it’s resulted into their worst start in years. The San Diego Padres have allowed four or more runs in five of their first seven games, a formula that’s not going to work in the tough NL West. Offensively, Freddy Galvis leads the Padres with eight hits and five RBI while Jose Pirela and Eric Hosmer have combined for 14 hits and three RBI. Luis Perdomo gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 11.25 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. This will be Perdomo’s first career game against the Astros.

The Houston Astros look to keep the ball rolling while building on their impressive 6-1 record. Everybody talks about the Astros ability to score, but I’m more impressed with them allowing three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Houston Astros are always going to score, but they’ve won 13 straight regular season games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 12 hits and three RBI while Carlos Correa and George Springer have combined for 12 hits and 13 RBI. Lance McCullers Jr. gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. This will be McCullers’ first career game against the Padres.

The Padres are 28-59 in their last 87 road games, 3-10 in Perdomos last 13 road starts and 1-5 in Perdomos last 6 starts. The Astros are 5-1 in their last 6 interleague home games, 7-3 in McCullers Jr.s last 10 home starts and 4-1 in McCullers Jr.s last 5 interleague starts. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The San Diego Padres have given us no reason this week to back them, as the lineup isn't producing runs and the pitching staff can't limit runs. Now, the Padres are going on the road against a red hot and rested Houston Astros squad. Oh, my. This isn't looking good at all for the Padres. Give me the Astros and the run line to increase the value of the bet.

Pick:
Houston Astros -1.5

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