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Baseball odds preview - San Francisco vs. Houston

San Francisco GiantsHouston Astros
Aug 19, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros Odds

67-58TEAM RECORD40-84

Houston will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the San Francisco Giants pay a visit to Minute Maid Park.

Houston sends Wandy Rodriguez out against Ryan Vogelsong for the Giants in this game. Rodriguez is 8-9 with a 3.50 ERA on the season, while Vogelsong is 10-2 on the year and has a 2.56 ERA.

View San Francisco vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Astros as +120 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 13 (Astros) and the No. 3 (Giants) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Giants rank No. 14 in the National League at 8.1 hits per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 5 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the National League's No. 16-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Giants own the National League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, San Francisco was a 1-0 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at +108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Mike Minor shut down the Giants in their last game, striking out 9 in a 1-0 shutout over San Francisco in baseball action at Turner Field.

Houston was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Cubs. They won as -115 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Astros enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the Cubs on Wednesday, with Bud Norris throwing 5 innings of 6-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few Giants at Astros trends to consider:
San Francisco is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Francisco's last 12 games
San Francisco is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games at home
Houston is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games at home
Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against San Francisco
Houston is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
San Francisco at Houston, Saturday, August 20