San Diego Padres at Houston Astros 4/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Bryan Mitchell vs. Gerrit Cole
The San Diego Padres visit Minute Maid Park on Saturday, April 7, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Bryan Mitchell for the Padres and Gerrit Cole for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +115 and Houston at -125. The Padres have a 4-2-1 over/under record and a 2-5-0 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 4-2-1 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 2-5-0 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 1-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Bryan Mitchell has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 9.00 and a WHIP of 2.20 this season. He has 0 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He's allowed 14.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.45 and they have given up 22 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the bullpen and they've struck out 25 hitters and walked 13 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 64 base hits and 30 earned runs. They have allowed 4 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 30 batters and struck out 52. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 3.58.
As a team San Diego is hitting .220, good for 23rd in the league. The Padres hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 7 hits this season in 27 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .407 and an OPS+ of 114. Freddy Galvis is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .429. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 24 at bats. His OPS+ is 150 while his slugging percentage is at .458. The Padres have 52 hits, including 9 doubles and 9 home runs. San Diego has walked 22 times so far this season and they have struck out 60 times as a unit. They have left 42 men on base and have a team OPS of .688. They score 3.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 25 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 6-1 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.29, Gerrit Cole has a 1-0 record and a 0.71 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 7 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 2 hits. He's allowing 2.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.96. 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 4th 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 14th 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 3.12.
As a team, they are batting .281, good for 2nd 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 155. 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 304 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 +115
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