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2021 MLB Handicapping
(78-55) Houston Astros vs. San Diego Padres (71-63)
Date: Saturday, September 4th, 2021
Time: 8:40 PM ET
Venue: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
Projected Pitchers: Framber Valdez (HOU) vs. Joe Musgrove (SD)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -116 Padres -105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros -1.5, Padres +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 7.5
The Astros will be in San Diego to take on the Padres for game 2 Saturday at 8:40 ET. Game 1 is Friday at 10:10 ET.
Framber Valdez is going for the Astros and Joe Musgrove is going for the Padres.
The Padres won the series when these teams played last.
The Astros have been one of best teams in the American League this year. They have been battling with the Athletics the whole year.
This team is in 1st place of the American League West with a record of 78-55. They lead the Athletics by 4.5 games.
Houston did not play a game on Thursday. The last game they played was on Wednesday where they lost to the Mariners 1-0. Seattle won 2 games out of 3 in that series. In those games, the Astros scored 4 runs and allowed 8 runs.
Jake Odorizzi went 5 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Wednesday.
Framber Valdez has been a good arm in this rotation this year. He is 9-4 with an ERA of 2.91. His last start was against the Rangers where he went 7 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Houston won that game 5-2.
The pitching has been very good for this team. They have an ERA of 3.66 which is 5th best in the majors.
Even though they have been shutout the last 2 games, their offense has been good so far. The team is scoring 5.26 runs per game which is 2nd best in the majors.
Houston has hit 169 home runs which is 12th best overall.
San Diego Padres
Over the last few months, the Padres have really struggled. They frankly have been one of the worst teams in baseball as of late.
They are in 3rd place of the National League West with a record of 71-63. The Dodgers lead them by 14 games.
San Diego did not play a game on Thursday. The last game they played was on Wednesday where they lost to the Diamondbacks 8-3. The Friars won 2 games out of 3 in that series. In those games, they scored 13 runs and allowed 13 runs.
Yu Darvish was not good on Wednesday. The right hander went 2.2 innings and allowed 5 earned runs.
Joe Musgrove has been the best pitcher on this staff in 2021. He is 9-8 with an ERA of 2.91. His last start was against the Angels where he went 9 innings, did not allow an earned run, and struck out 9 batters. San Diego won that game 5-0.
Overall, the pitching has been good for this team, but it has been not been great this month. The team does have an ERA of 3.74 which is 9th best in the majors.
They are scoring 4.60 runs per game which is 12th best in the league.
San Diego has hit 156 home runs which is 20th best in the MLB.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Astros are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series.
- Astros are 51-25 in their last 76 Saturday games.
- Padres are 14-30 in their last 44 interleague games vs. a left handed starter.
- Padres are 3-7 in their last 10 Saturday games.
- Padres are 5-14 in their last 19 games overall.
- Padres are 1-5 in their last 6 games vs. a left handed starter.
Houston Astros vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction:
The Astros have not played well as of late, but I look for them to look good in this one. They need to get back on track.
Houston is the better team and they need to be able to beat a team like San Diego.
This has the chance to be a good pitching matchup. I feel that Valdez will pitch a little better than Musgrove and get Houston a win.
I like the Astros on the moneyline.
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