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San Diego PadresHouston Astros
June 27, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

San Diego Padres vs Houston Astros Odds

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The Houston Astros will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the San Diego Padres invade Minute Maid Park on Wednesday.

Clayton Richard gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Padres on this day; he's 5-7 on the season. The Astros, meanwhile, will counter with Lucas Harrell, who will be looking to improve on his 6-6 mark.

View San Diego vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Astros as -125 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 16 (Astros) and the No. 13 (Padres) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Houston's National League No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.3 runs per game, against a Padres offense rated No. 16 and scoring 3.4 runs per game in the league. The Astros have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Padres hitters have managed (7.7 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the National League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Padres own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

San Diego lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Astros on June 26. Bettors who backed the Astros at -139 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Padres were saddled with a loss last time out in Kip Wells' start, as they lost 5-3 against Houston on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing San Diego are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Padres at Astros trends to consider:
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 8 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games when playing at home against San Diego
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego

Next up:
San Diego at Houston, Thursday, June 28

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