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Houston Astros vs San Diego Padres 9/5/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Houston Astros and San Diego Padres meet on Sunday afternoon as face off in MLB action to conclude a three-game on the road series at Petco Park.  The Houston Astros are at 79-55 after claiming the opening game at 6-3 last Friday against the San Diego Padres.  Furthermore, the Astros swept six of their last nine matches and currently rank first in the American League West Division, leading by 5 ½ games ahead of the Oakland Athletics.


Left fielder Michael Brantley is batting at an average of .316 and holds a team-high record of hits at 136.  The leader in home runs is designated hitter Yordan Alvarez, with 28 on the record, and in RBIs with 89.  First baseman Yuri Gurrell led the team in on-base percentage with .380.  In this Sunday’s game, Luis Garcia will be pitching for Houston.  The right-hander is coming in at 10-6 with a 3.23 ERA, along with 150 strikeouts and 39 base on balls.


  •   The Houston Astros are at 2-4 SU in six of their previous matches.
  •   The Astros are at 2-6 SU in eight of their previous matches against the San Diego Padres.
  •   The total went UNDER in 12 of Houston’s 18 previous matches held in September.

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Houston Astros vs San Diego Padres Predictions 9/5/2021


On the side of the San Diego Padres, the team failed to improve their record and sank to 71-64 after being defeated by the Astros with a three-run during the opening game last Friday.  Add to that, San Diego lost seven of their last 10 games and are currently third in the National League West Division, trailing behind the San Francisco Giants by 15 games.  The Padres maintained a solid team ERA of 3.78, which is ranked 8th in the league, however, the team needs to work on their hitters’ batting productivity.  With .404 on the record, the Padres’ slugging percentage ranked 17th overall.


Leading the team is shortstop Fernando Tatis, Jr., who is batting at an average of .280.  Tatis also holds a team-high record in home runs at 36 and an on-base percentage of .365.  The leader in RBIs is third baseman Manny Machado, with 87 in total, while second baseman Jake Cronenworth led the team in hits with 131 overall.  This Sunday, Chris Paddack will be pitching for San Diego.  The right-hander is coming in at 7-6 and boasts a 4.98 ERA, to go along with his 95 total number of strikeouts and 20 base on balls.


  • The total went OVER in four of the San Diego Padres’ six previous matches
  • The Padres are at 6-14 SU in 20 of their previous matches
  • The Padres are at 1-5 SU in six of their previous at home matches

Houston Astros vs San Diego Padres.  The MLB pick is the San Diego Padres at -115.  When Houston faces off San Diego in an interleague matchup, the team seems to have difficulties in controlling the game.  That being said, the Astros lost five of their last seven games, as well as 12 of their last 17 at Petco Park.  Meanwhile, the Padres went home victorious in 11 of their interleague matchups out of 16, and in 11 of 16 of their games against a team from the AL West Division.  Final Score Prediction, San Diego Padres win at 7-4.


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Houston Astros vs San Diego Padres 9/5/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:10 PM EDT


Location: Petco Park, San Diego, California


Date: September 5, 2021




MLB Odds: San Diego Padres -115


MLB Total Odds: 7.5


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