Baseball odds preview - Houston vs. San Francisco
Houston Astros vs San Francisco Giants Odds
The San Francisco Giants will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Houston Astros invade AT&T Park on Wednesday.
The match puts starter JA Happ for the Astros on the hill facing Matt Cain for the Giants. Happ brings a 4-6 mark to the game, while Cain is 7-2 to date on the season.
San Francisco opened as -210 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 6.5.
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.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Francisco has the National League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Astros average 8.7 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the National League list.
Defensively, Houston features the National League's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.6 runs per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the National League at home, scoring 3.1 runs per game.
Houston lost its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Giants on June 12. Bettors who backed the Giants at -171 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Astros were saddled with a loss last time out in Bud Norris' start, as they lost 6-3 against San Francisco on Tuesday at AT&T Park.
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing San Francisco are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Houston are 4-6
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 6-13 SU in its last 19 games when playing San Francisco
Houston is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 7 games at home
San Francisco is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
San Francisco is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Houston
San Francisco is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
Houston at San Francisco, Thursday, June 14