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Houston AstrosSan Francisco Giants
July 15, 4:05 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Houston Astros vs San Francisco Giants Odds

33-55TEAM RECORD48-40

San Francisco will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Houston Astros pay a visit to AT&T Park.

The Giants will rely on Matt Cain to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Bud Norris will be his counterpart for the Astros. Matt Cain is 9-3 this season, and Bud Norris is 5-6.

View Houston vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Giants as -210 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 16-rated Astros taking on the National League's No. 6-rated Giants in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Francisco's No. 12 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 15 in the National League at 4.8 runs allowed per game. The Giants have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, more than the Astros have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).

San Francisco owns the National League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's National League No. 15-rated defense.

Houston was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Giants. They lost as +157 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Houston lost in extra innings against the Giants on Saturday as San Francisco edged them 3-2 at AT&T Park.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 1-9
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Astros at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Houston's last 22 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco's last 8 games at home
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

Next up:
Houston at San Diego, Monday, July 16
San Francisco at Atlanta, Tuesday, July 17

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