Free MLB Betting Pick on Houston vs San Diego

Free MLB Betting Pick on Houston vs San Diego

Written by on April 28, 2015

If the Kansas City Royals proved anything last season, it was that it is indeed possible to have success without having a lot of power in the line-up. Timely hits, great base-running, and solid pitching can help get you home when the bats are cold, but it does remain to be seen if that is something that can be replicated. It’s early in the season, but the Houston Astros are serving some MLB betting success following that very same formula.

How to Bet on the Free MLB Betting Pick on Houston vs San Diego & TV Info

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Time: 3:40PM Venue: PETCO Park Opening Line: San Diego -122
The Astros (12-7) lead the AL West despite only hitting .224 as a team. They are drawing a whole lot more walks than their opponents, are hitting more homers, and have a pitching staff that is currently holding their opponents to a .219 batting average. Houston does not have a problem right now, as they are coming off a sweep of the Angels, and followed that up with a win in the current 3-game series with the Padres. The final game of this series goes on Wednesday afternoon in sunny San Diego, and it will be Dallas Keuchel (2-0, 0.65 ERA) who will get the start. Keuchel has been very impressive over his first 4 starts, giving up only 2 earned runs, allowing the Astros to win each of those 4 games. The Padres (11-10) started out the season well enough, but are in a bit of a rough patch, having lost 5 of their last 6 outings. San Diego is putting a lot of runs on the board (100 through the first 21 games), but they are not doing a very good job of slowing down their opponents, giving up a division high 87 runs. Things did not get off to a very good start in this 3-game set, as they gave up 9 more runs in a loss to the red hot Astros. Andrew Cashner (1-3, 2.63 ERA) will try to stop the bleeding when the series comes to a close on Wednesday, and he may be able to do that if he can play as well as he did against the Dodgers in his last start. Cashner took the loss despite only giving up 2 runs over 7 innings.

Key Online Sports Betting Trends

San Diego is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games San Diego is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games at home San Diego is 9-3-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Houston Houston is 4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games Houston is 4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road Houston is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego Houston is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Diego

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This has all the makings of being a low-scoring affair if both pitchers are able to deliver their best stuff. I have to give the edge to Keuchel in this one, though, as he has been almost unhittable to this point. I’m taking the Astros to win a close one.