Philadelphia Phillies vs Houston Astros 4-28-2023

Philadelphia Phillies vs Houston Astros 4/28/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Philadelphia Phillies vs Houston Astros 4/28/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Philadelphia Phillies will meet head-to-head with the Houston Astros and will open up their interleague series on Friday at Minute Maid Park at 8:10 p.m. ET.


The Phillies bullpen has earned a save rate of 75.0% and has entered the game in 21 save situations. The relievers have inherited 34 base runners over the course of the season and 58.8% of those players crossed home plate.


Phillies bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 19 times in addition to having 20 appearances in high-leverage situations.


The relief pitchers have earned 13 holds this season (14th in baseball). They have earned 6 saves for the season and have blown 2 of their 8 save opportunities.  


The Philadelphia Phillies have a tally of 654 putouts thus far, in addition to 203 assists and 10 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .988 which has them sitting 12th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 12 double plays.


The Phillies have converted 68.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 1,962 innings on the field, ranking them 21st in professional baseball.


The Philadelphia Phillies will have Aaron Nola on the bump on Friday. He is 1-2 with an ERA of 5.40. Nola has pitched well in his last 2 starts, only giving up 5 earned runs across 13 total innings.


He added 7 strikeouts and 6 walks across that span.  The Phillies have the best batting average in the league at .279, but Astros’ pitching is only giving up a batting average of .231.


  • The Philadelphia Phillies are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches with the Houston Astros.
  • The Phillies are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games on the road.

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Philadelphia Phillies vs Houston Astros Predictions 4/28/2023


The Houston Astros will have Framber Valdez on the mound to face the Phillies’ hitters. He is 2-2 with a 2.25 ERA.


Valdez is coming off of a fantastic start against the Atlanta Braves, where he went 7 innings and only gave up 3 earned runs in the victory. He also added 9 strikeouts to pad his stats.  


Houston has accounted for 24 long balls for the year and 118 RBIs. They have put up 40 two-baggers while taking a walk 88 times and scoring 122 runs.


The Houston Astros hold an on-base percentage of .328 in addition to a batting average of .251 so far this season. The Astros have a team slugging % of .384 and they average 4.88 runs per contest (10th in the league).


They have struck out on 206 occasions (20th in the league) and have accounted for 215 hits.  The Astros have a team WHIP of 1.200 and a FIP of 3.63 as a squad on the campaign.


They are sitting at 11th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 196. The Houston pitching staff has conceded 94 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 3.17 (79 earned runs relinquished).


Their K/BB ratio sits at 9.80 (244 strikeouts vs 73 free passes). They have surrendered 23 homers and they concede 3.77 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league).


  • The total stayed UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 matches with the Phillies.
  • The total went OVER in 9 of Houston’s last 12 games at home.
  • The Astros are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home against Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Houston Astros. The MLB pick for this game is the Houston Astros. Philadelphia is 0-7 in their last 7 interleague games versus a left-handed starter.


The Phillies are also 0-6 in their last 6 road games versus a left-handed starter. And although they are 4-0 in Nola’s last 4 Friday starts, he hasn’t been the same pitcher this season.


On the flip side, Valdez proved how valuable he is to the team in the playoffs last season. Look for Valdez’s dominance to continue as the Astros get the win. Final Score Prediction, the Houston Astros win on the run line, 8-4.


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Philadelphia Phillies vs Houston Astros 4/28/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM (EDT)


Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX


Date: Friday, Apr28, ET




MLB Odds: Houston Astros -145


MLB Totals: 7.5


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