Padres at Astros Prediction - MLB Picks 9/10/23

Houston Astros (81-62) vs San Diego Padres (67-76)

Game Info: Sunday, September 10, 2023 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

J.P. France (10-5) (3.72) vs Matt Waldron (0-2) (5.12)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -164 / San Diego Padres +139 --- Over/Under: 10 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Astros will host the San Diego Padres for their interleague series finale this Sunday from Minute Maid Park. 

Padres Preview & Projected Starter 

San Diego moved to 67-76 after falling to Houston. The San Diego offense is scoring 4.31 runs per game, while batting .228, with a .317 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.76 ERA, with a 1.23 WHIP. 

Matt Waldron (0-2, 5.12 ERA, 14 Ks) will get the call for San Diego. The rookie right will make his fifth appearance here, and after allowing three runs to Philly in 4.2 innings, he could be in for another test here in HTown. 

Padres Player Trends & Props

Juan Soto has reached base in five of the last seven games, and he leads the Padres in home runs (24) and RBI (75), with 115 hits.

Manny Machado went yard in the game one win, and he’s second in the team in homers (24) and RBI (74). 

Fernando Tatis is hitless through his last four games, so he may be due soon, and he’s posting of .264/20/65. 

Xander Bogaerts has collected a hit in six of the last ten games, and he leads the Pads in hits (121), while batting .265.   

Ha-Seong Kim doubled and homered in the game one victory, and he leads SD in batting (.282), with 17 homers and 49 RBI.


Astros Preview & Projected Starter

Houston enters at 81-62 after defeating San Diego.  The Houston offense is scoring 4.76 runs per game, while batting .248, with a .317 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.81 ERA, with a 1.27 WHIP. 

J.P. France (10-5, 3.72 ERA, 91 Ks) will take the hill for Houston. The rookie rightY had a short start versus the Yankees last week, striking out four in 3.1 innings, but it was enough to earn his fourth straight victory. France has returned from the break in style, and after pitching three straight seven-inning quality starts, last week’s spot in the Bronx may have been cautionary, and he’ll look to back here against the Halos. France will also be looking to avenge a tough outing in Anaheim that only saw him last 4.1 innings as well. 

Astros Player Trends & Props

Jose Altuve is taking things personally this week, and after homering a whopping five times thru two contests, he’s up to 15 homers and 39 RBI for the season, while batting .321.

Kyle Tucker has recorded a hit in eight of the last ten games, and he leads the Astros in hits (144), with strong splits of .290/26/99. 

Yordan Alvarez smashed a homer in the game two win, and he’s tallied 24 home runs and 80 RBI for the season.

Alex Bregman has collected a hit in nine of the previous ten games, and he’s posting a line of .272/22/92. 

Corey’s Free Pick

This was supposed to be a potential World Series matchup, but one half has failed to live up to expectations this year, while the other has a serious chance to repeat. I like the Astros winning with a strong two-way effort here, as J.P. France may be able to contain the Pads at home, and he should have the proper run support behind him.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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