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Houston Astros vs San Diego Padres 09/03/2021 Game Analysis, Baseball Tips and Forecast
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Houston Astros vs San Diego Padres 09/03/2021 – A weekend series is all set to get underway between the Houston Astros and San Diego Padres. Houston seems to have a clear shot at the playoffs with a 78-55 record on the season. The Astros remain at the top of the AL West Division play and are all set to take on the Padres at Petco Park in San Diego, California. The San Diego Padres seem to be in a crisis as they are unable to maintain consistency. The Padres are at the third spot in the NL West Division and the MLB betting odds 2021 have been slipping away.
Houston Astros vs San Diego Padres 09/03/2021
Houston Astros are four-plus games ahead of the Athletics and are all set to clinch the AL West Division title. The Astros are keen on getting past the Padres as they turn in Jose Urquidy to the mound as their starting pitcher. The southpaw is holding a 6-3 record on the season with an ERA of 3.38 and 66 Ks in total. Michael Brantley remains the leader in batting with a clip of .317. Yordan Alvarez has smashed 28 home runs and 89 RBIs for the Astros. Yuli Gurriel is the other notable player from the plate.
Players to watch: Jose Altuve 2B (GP 119, AB 492, R 89, H 134, 2B 21, 3B 1, HR 25, RBI 68, TB 232, BB 56, SO 79, SB 4, AVG 0.272, OBP 0.346, SLG 0.472, OPS 0.818, WAR 3.4), Carlos Correa SS (GP 122, AB 455, R 87, H 126, 2B 29, 3B 1, HR 20, RBI 69, TB 217, BB 67, SO 99, SB 0, AVG 0.277, OBP 0.371, SLG 0.477, OPS 0.847, WAR 5.8).
San Diego Padres
The Padres are coming into this game with a 71-63 record on the season. San Diego is far behind the Dodgers and their battle for the Wild Card round continues. Jake Arrieta will be delivered to the mound as their starter in this game. Arrieta is holding a 0-1 record on the season with an ERA of 13.50 and just three Ks. The Padres will need to turn to their plate for support to get past the Astros in this game. San Diego has Fernando Tatis Jr. as their leader in home runs while Manny Machado remains the RBI leader.
Players to watch: Jake Cronenworth 2B (GP 130, AB 491, R 85, H 131, 2B 28, 3B 6, HR 19, RBI 61, TB 228, BB 49, SO 77, SB 4, AVG 0.267, OBP 0.344, SLG 0.464, OPS 0.808, WAR 4.5), Manny Machado 3B (GP 126, AB 467, R 77, H 128, 2B 26, 3B 2, HR 23, RBI 86, TB 227, BB 53, SO 90, SB 10, AVG 0.274, OBP 0.343, SLG 0.486, OPS 0.829, WAR 4.3).
Houston Astros vs San Diego Padres Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games.
San Diego Padres
San Diego are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games.
Houston Astros vs San Diego Padres Betting Picks
Take the Astros to win this game with the MLB spread betting odds in their favor. Houston has a better opportunity against Arrieta on the mound as their opponent pitcher. The Astros have Urquidy to support their batting unit.
Score Prediction: Astros 5, Padres 4.