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2021 MLB Handicapping
(78-55) Houston Astros vs. San Diego Padres (71-63)
Date: Friday, September 3rd, 2021
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
Projected Pitchers: Jose Urquidy (HOU) vs. Jake Arrieta (SD)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -132 Padres +105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros -1.5, Padres +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The Astros will be in San Diego to take on the Padres for game 1 Friday at 10:10 ET.
Jose Urquidy is going for the Astros and Jake Arrieta is going for the Padres.
These teams met back in May and the Padres won 2 games out of 3.
The Astros have had a good season, but they have been quiet the last two games, as they got shutout both times.
They are in 1st place of the American League West with a record of 78-55. They lead the Athletics by 5 games.
Houston lost to the Mariners 1-0 on Wednesday. Seattle won 2 games out of 3 in that series.
Jake Odorizzi went 5 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Wednesday.
Jose Urquidy will be back pitching for the Astros on Friday. He is 6-3 with an ERA of 3.38.
The pitching for this team has been strong. They have an ERA of 3.66 which is 5th best in the majors.
They are also one of the top teams on offense. The team is scoring 5.26 runs per game which is 2nd best overall.
Houston has hit 169 home runs which is 12th best in the league.
San Diego Padres
After getting off to a good start, the Padres have really cooled down. August has not been a good month for them.
This team is in 3rd place of the National League West with a record of 71-63. They trail the Dodgers by 14 games.
San Diego lost to the Diamondbacks 8-3 on Wednesday. They did take 2 games out of 3 in that series. In those games, the Padres scored 13 runs and allowed 13 runs.
Yu Darvish got hit hard on Wednesday. The right hander went 2.2 innings and allowed 5 earned runs.
Jake Arrieta is 5-12 with an ERA over 7 this year. He will look to get back on track in this one.
Pitching has really struggled this month. That is one of the main reasons why the team has struggled.
For the most part, the offense has been good. The team is scoring 4.60 runs per game which is 11th best in the league.
The Friars have hit a total of 156 home runs which is 20th best overall.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Astros are 52-18 in their last 70 games following an off day.
- Astros are 86-36 in their last 122 during game 1 of a series.
- Astros are 43-19 in their last 62 Friday games.
- Padres are 4-9 in their last 13 games following a loss.
- Padres are 3-7 in their last 10 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Padres are 5-14 in their last 19 games overall.
- Padres are 1-4 in their last 5 Friday games.
Houston Astros vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction:
The Astros offense has been silenced the last 2 games. I look for that trend to change in this game. I feel they will get back on track.
Houston is the better team and I think they will take care of business in this game. I do not give the Padres much of a chance in this one.
I think that Urquidy will pitch well and the Astros will hit around Arrieta enough to get a win.
I like the Astros on the moneyline.
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