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Dan Runzler vs Henry Sosa matchup featured in MLB action

San Francisco GiantsHouston Astros
Aug 21, 2:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros Odds

67-60TEAM RECORD42-84

MLB wagering interest swings to the Houston vs San Francisco battle on Sunday at Minute Maid Park as the Astros try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

San Francisco puts its faith in starter Dan Runzler to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-0. Getting the ball for the Astros is Henry Sosa, who owns a 0-2 record on the season with a 6.00 ERA.

View San Francisco vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 13-ranked Astros and the National League No. 3-rated Giants in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 14-rated National League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Giants defense that ranks No. 2 in the National League at 3.5 in runs allowed per game. The Astros have averaged 8.9 hits per game so far, more than Giants batters have averaged on the year (8.1 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, San Francisco owns the National League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.9 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

San Francisco was a 7-5 loser in its last match on the road against the Astros. They lost as -175 favorites, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. San Francisco didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-5 to Houston on Saturday at Minute Maid Park.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing San Diego are 4-6
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Giants at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of San Francisco's last 14 games
San Francisco is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Francisco
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Francisco

Next up:
San Francisco home to San Diego, Tuesday, August 23
Houston at Colorado, Monday, August 22

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