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Astros face San Francisco Giants: MLB odds preview and stats

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June 14, 3:45 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Houston Astros vs San Francisco Giants Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between San Francisco and Houston on Thursday, with the host Giants trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

For the Giants, Barry Zito gets the ball, charged with keeping the Astros hitters off the base paths. He'll face Wandy Rodriguez, 5-4 on the year.

View Houston vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Astros listed as underdogs of +-145 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 12-rated Astros taking on the National League's No. 6-rated Giants in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features San Francisco's National League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Astros offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Giants have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (8.5 per nine innings).

Defensively, Houston features the National League's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.7 runs per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the National League at home, scoring 3.3 runs per game.

The Astros were a 10-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -200 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Houston got the wrong end of the stick in their last game on Wednesday, suffering a 10-0 humiliation against San Francisco.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Seattle are 3-7
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Astros at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
Houston is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
San Francisco is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
San Francisco is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Houston at Texas, Friday, June 15
San Francisco at Seattle, Friday, June 15

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