San Diego Padres at Houston Astros Free Pick

The Houston Astros are facing off against the San Diego Padres at Minute Maid Park. The game gets underway 6:10 p.m. ET and ATTSN Southwest will be airing this interleague matchup.

San Diego Padres at Houston Astros Odds

Houston (-125) is the favorite over San Diego (+105) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this one at 8.5 runs (-110 for the under and -110 for the over). Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the current odds standing at Padres +1.5 runs (+230) and Astros -1.5 runs (-260).

The Padres are 2-6 SU and have gone 2-5 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 5.0 units for moneyline gamblers over the early portions of the season and 5.3 units ATS. The Astros are 6-2 SU and 5-2 ATS. They’ve gained 4.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.8 units ATS.

Astros games have had an over/under record of 3-4 so far in 2018. San Diego has an over/under record of 4-2-1.

The Padres just took the previous game in this series by a score of four runs to one.

Bryan Mitchell (0-1, 9.00 ERA) will get the nod for San Diego. The right-handed Mitchell started one games last year while finishing the season 1-1 overall with a 5.79 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP.

The Astros have tabbed righty Gerrit Cole (1-0, 1.29 ERA) as their starter. Cole struck out 196 hitters over 203 innings last year with only 55 walks. Cole finished the season 12-12 overall with a 4.26 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. He recorded two starts against the Padres a year ago and put up a 1-1 record with a 2.77 ERA and 13 strikeouts.

As a unit, Houston’s pitching staff has allowed 3.0 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 2.35 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 2.88 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 10.1 K/9.

Houston’s offense has put up 5.3 runs per outing, including 5.6 per game over its last five. The teams hit .274/.357/.433 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Astros batters have been led by Carlos Correa, who is slashing .409/.444/.818 with nine hits, nine RBIs and seven runs scored. .

In the visiting dugout, San Diego’s pitchers have allowed 4.6 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.97 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 6.70 K/9. The bullpen has an outstanding ERA of just 2.16, along with a WHIP of 1.58 and a K/9 of 8.91.

Padres hitters have slashed .237/.313/.401 on their way to 3.6 runs scored per game this season, including over the teams last five contests (2-3 SU).

San Diego’s offense has been led by Christian Villanueva, who is slashing .294/.368/.882 with five hits, six RBIs and four runs scored.

San Diego Padres at Houston Astros Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Astros, ATS Winner – Padres, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The Padres and Astros did not face each other last season.