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Baseball Matchup - Houston Astros San Diego Padres Odds Preview

San Diego PadresHouston Astros
June 28, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

San Diego Padres vs Houston Astros Odds

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Minute Maid Park hosts an MLB battle between the Houston Astros and the visiting San Diego Padres on Thursday.

The match puts starter Andrew Cashner for the Padres on the hill facing Dallas Keuchel for the Astros. Cashner brings a 0-0 mark to the game, while Keuchel is 1-0 to date on the season.

View San Diego vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Houston sat as -144 favorites. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 13-rated Padres taking on the National League's No. 16-rated Astros in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 9 ranked National League offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Padres defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Astros have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, more than the Padres have managed so far this season (7.6 hits on average).

Houston owns the National League's No. 15 defense, allowing 4.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Diego's National League No. 10-rated defense.

The Padres were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Padres were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Houston staff and losing 1-0 to the Astros on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 5-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After playing San Diego are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Padres at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Diego's last 10 games when playing on the road against Houston
San Diego is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 9 games when playing Houston
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games when playing at home against San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games when playing San Diego

Next up:
San Diego at Colorado, Friday, June 29
Houston at Chi Cubs, Friday, June 29