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San Diego favored by -125 against Houston on Monday

Houston AstrosSan Diego Padres
July 16, 10:05 PM | GrassPETCO Park

Houston Astros vs San Diego Padres Odds

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The Houston Astros will look to grab a road win when they take on the Padres in San Diego at PETCO Park on Monday in baseball odds action.

San Diego hands the ball to starter Kip Wells in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-2 mark on the year. Houston counters with JA Happ, who will try to quiet the fans and the Padres bats at the same time.

View Houston vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Padres as -125 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Padres sit at No. 12 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Astros sit at a National League No. 16 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Diego has the National League's No. 16-rated offensive output, at 7.8 hits per game. The Astros average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the National League list.

San Diego owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's National League No. 15-rated defense.

The Astros were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -220 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Astros were saddled with a loss last time out in Bud Norris' start, as they lost 3-2 against San Francisco on Sunday at AT&T Park.

San Diego won its last outing, a 7-2 result against the Dodgers on July 15. Bettors who backed the Padres at +145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. San Diego got the job done in their last match in a 7-2 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday at Dodger Stadium behind starter Jason Marquis.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Astros at Padres trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Houston's last 22 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games when playing San Diego
San Diego is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of San Diego's last 22 games when playing at home against Houston
San Diego is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at San Diego, Tuesday, July 17