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Houston AstrosSan Francisco Giants
Aug 28, 4:05 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Houston Astros vs San Francisco Giants Odds

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AT&T Park hosts an MLB battle between the San Francisco Giants and the visiting Houston Astros on Sunday.

Matt Cain gets the call for the San Francisco Giants and he will try to build on a 10-9 mark. In the other dugout, Bud Norris brings a 6-8 ledger to the game for the Astros as he tries to quiet the Giants bats.

View Houston vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-201 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 6.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Giants at No. 4 in the National League and the Astros at No. 12 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Francisco's No. 16 ranked National League offense (3.4 runs per game) against a Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 16 in the National League at 5 runs allowed per game. The Giants have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, less than the Astros have managed so far this season (8.9 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the National League's No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 5 runs per game on the highway. San Francisco, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.

Houston lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Giants on August 27. Bettors who backed the Giants at -188 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Houston lost a tight one on Saturday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 2-1 score against San Francisco at AT&T Park.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

A few Astros at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing San Francisco
Houston is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games when playing San Francisco
Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Houston home to Pittsburgh, Monday, August 29
San Francisco home to Chi Cubs, Monday, August 29

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