San Diego Padres at Houston Astros 4/6/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, April 6, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Perdomo vs. Lance McCullers
The San Diego Padres visit Minute Maid Park on Friday, April 6, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Luis Perdomo for the Padres and Lance McCullers for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +245 and Houston at -270. The Padres have a 4-1-1 over/under record and a 2-4-0 run line mark. The Astros are 5-2-0 against the run line and have a 3-4-0 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 4-1-1 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 2-4-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 5-2-0 against the run line
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
04/05/18 1B Wil Myers Back 10-day DL (04/03)
04/04/18 2B Allen Cordoba Concussion 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
03/29/18 P Dinelson Lamet Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 CF Franchy Cordero Hip 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 P Matt Strahm Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 RF Alex Dickerson Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
04/03/18 1B Yulieski Gurriel Hand 10-day DL (04/03)
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 1-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luis Perdomo has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 11.25 and a WHIP of 2.75 this season. He has 7 strikeouts over his 4 innings pitched and he's given up 7 hits. He's allowed 15.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.84 and they have given up 19 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the bullpen and they've struck out 21 hitters and walked 9 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.5 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 60 base hits and 30 earned runs. They have allowed 4 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 23 batters and struck out 41. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 3.71.
As a team San Diego is hitting .224, good for 22nd in the league. The Padres hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .370. He has 6 hits this season in 23 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .435 and an OPS+ of 123. Freddy Galvis is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 21 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .429. The Padres have 46 hits, including 9 doubles and 8 home runs. San Diego has walked 22 times so far this season and they have struck out 52 times as a unit. They have left 39 men on base and have a team OPS of .717. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 24 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 6-1 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.38, Lance McCullers has a 1-0 record and a 0.94 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 5.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 4 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.00 and they have given up 20 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 24 batters and walked 5 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.47. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 51 base knocks and 17 earned runs this season. They have given up 7 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 19 hitters and struck out 72 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 3.13.
As a team, they are batting .281, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .477 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .360, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .414 with an OBP of .419. He has 12 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 29 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .483 with an OPS+ of 157. Carlos Correa is hitting .474 this season and he has an OBP of .522. He has collected 9 hits in 19 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 307 and a slugging percentage of .947. The Astros as a unit have 66 base hits, including 18 doubles and 8 homers. Houston has walked 28 times this year and they have struck out on 66 occasions. They have had 52 men left on base and have an OPS of .837. They have scored 5.86 runs per game and totaled 41 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Padres +245
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