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Baseball odds preview - San Francisco vs. Houston

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Aug 30, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Minute Maid Park on Thursday as host Houston battles the San Francisco Giants in baseball odds action.

Houston hands the ball to starter Jordan Lyles in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-10 mark on the year. San Francisco counters with Ryan Vogelsong, who will try to quiet the fans and the Astros bats at the same time.

View San Francisco vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Astros as +165 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.

Power Rankings:
The Astros - Giants odds would favor the Giants if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston is rated No. 16 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while San Francisco is at No. 4 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has the National League's No. 16-rated offensive output, at 8 hits per game. The Giants average 9 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, San Francisco owns the National League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at -154 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. San Francisco looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Astros, a 6-4 final on Wednesday in support of Barry Zito at Minute Maid Park.

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

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

A few Giants at Astros trends to consider:
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing at home against San Francisco
Houston is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against San Francisco

Next up:
San Francisco at Chi Cubs, Friday, August 31
Houston home to Cincinnati, Friday, August 31

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