Friday's game features the Houston Astros (80-61) and the San Diego Padres (66-75) matching up at Minute Maid Park in what should be a tight matchup, with a projected 5-4 victory for the Astros according to our computer prediction. First pitch is at 8:10 PM ET on September 8.

The Astros will give the nod to Hunter Brown (10-10) against the Padres and Blake Snell (12-9).

Astros vs. Padres Game Info & Odds

  • When: Friday, September 8, 2023 at 8:10 PM ET
  • Where: Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas
  • How to Watch on TV: Apple TV+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Astros vs. Padres Score Prediction

Our pick for this matchup is Astros 5, Padres 4.

Total Prediction for Astros vs. Padres

  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs

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Astros Performance Insights

  • The Astros have played as the favorite in five of their past 10 games and won two of those contests.
  • In its last 10 games with a total, Houston and its opponents are 7-2-1 when it comes to hitting the over.
  • Bookmakers have not set a spread for any of the Astros' last 10 games.
  • This season, the Astros have won 54 out of the 96 games, or 56.2%, in which they've been favored.
  • Houston has a record of 36-24, a 60% win rate, when favored by -145 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 59.2% chance of a victory for the Astros.
  • Houston has scored the fifth-most runs in the majors this season with 729.
  • The Astros' 3.92 team ERA ranks sixth among all league pitching staffs.

Padres Performance Insights

  • Over their last 10 games, the Padres have been favored twice and lost each contest.
  • When it comes to the total, San Diego and its opponents are 4-5-1 in its previous 10 games.
  • The Padres' previous 10 games have not had a runline posted by oddsmakers.
  • The Padres have won in 10, or 31.2%, of the 32 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs this year.
  • This year, San Diego has won one of seven games when listed as at least +120 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Padres have an implied victory probability of 45.5% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • San Diego scores the 17th-most runs in baseball (637 total, 4.5 per game).
  • Padres pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.85 ERA this year, fourth-best in baseball.

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Astros Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
September 2 Yankees L 5-4 Hunter Brown vs Luis Severino
September 3 Yankees L 6-1 Cristian Javier vs Michael King
September 4 @ Rangers W 13-6 J.P. France vs Andrew Heaney
September 5 @ Rangers W 14-1 Framber Valdez vs Nathan Eovaldi
September 6 @ Rangers W 12-3 Justin Verlander vs Max Scherzer
September 8 Padres - Hunter Brown vs Blake Snell
September 9 Padres - Cristian Javier vs Seth Lugo
September 10 Padres - J.P. France vs Rich Hill
September 11 Athletics - TBA vs TBA
September 12 Athletics - Justin Verlander vs JP Sears
September 13 Athletics - Hunter Brown vs Paul Blackburn

Padres Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
September 2 Giants W 6-1 Blake Snell vs Kyle Harrison
September 3 Giants W 4-0 Seth Lugo vs Alex Cobb
September 4 Phillies L 9-7 Rich Hill vs Taijuan Walker
September 5 Phillies W 8-0 Pedro Avila vs Michael Lorenzen
September 6 Phillies L 5-1 Michael Wacha vs Zack Wheeler
September 8 @ Astros - Blake Snell vs Hunter Brown
September 9 @ Astros - Seth Lugo vs Cristian Javier
September 10 @ Astros - Rich Hill vs J.P. France
September 11 @ Dodgers - TBA vs Clayton Kershaw
September 12 @ Dodgers - Michael Wacha vs TBA
September 13 @ Dodgers - Blake Snell vs TBA