Phillies vs Astros Prediction - MLB Picks 4/29/23

Houston Astros (14-12) vs Philadelphia Phillies (14-13)

Game Info: Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 5:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Cristian Javier (2-0) (3.21) vs Zack Wheeler (2-1) (4.73)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -120 / Philadelphia Phillies +100 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia Phillies will play the Houston Astros in Game 2 of their series on Saturday evening at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.

Phillies Preview

The Philadelphia Phillies are 14-13 this season and they have won six of their last seven games. Philadelphia won Game 1 of this series by a score of 3-1 on Friday night. The Philadelphia pitching staff has a 4.46 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, and a .239 opponent batting average this year. The Phillies offense has scored 117 runs with a .274 batting average and a .329 on base percentage. Alec Bohm is batting .277 with three home runs and 20 RBI’s for the Phillies. The projected starting pitcher for Philadelphia is Zack Wheeler, who is 2-1 with a 4.73 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP over 26.2 innings pitched this year.

Astros Preview

The Houston Astros are 14-12 this season and they have won six of their last eight games. Prior to losing the first game in this series, Houston won two out of three games against the Rays. The Houston pitching staff has a 3.16 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and a .233 opponent batting average. The Astros offense has scored 123 runs with a .246 batting average and a .321 on base percentage this season. Kyle Tucker is batting .289 with five home runs and 19 RBI’s for the Astros. The projected starting pitcher for Houston is Christian Javier, who is 2-0 with a 3.21 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP over 28.0 innings pitched this year. 

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Philadelphia is 6-1 in their last 7 games and 5-1 in their last 6 game two’s of a series. The under is 8-2 in Philadelphia’s last 10 games. Houston is 9-1 in their last 10 Saturday games and 4-2 in their last 6 interleague home games. The over is 4-0 in Houston’s last 4 Saturday games. The under is 6-0-1 in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings.


Both of these teams have been playing well over the last week, but Philadelphia was able to get the Game 1 win in this series. These two teams have very similar offensive numbers, but Philadelphia has struggled pitching this year. The Phillies will start Zack Wheeler, who has allowed seven earned runs over his last 11.0 innings pitched. The Astros will turn to Christian Javier, who has allowed one earned run in three of his last four starts. I like the Astros to get the home win here. 

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