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Houston Astros take on Giants in baseball test

Houston AstrosSan Francisco Giants
Aug 25, 10:15 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Houston Astros vs San Francisco Giants Odds

42-88TEAM RECORD69-61

San Francisco will look to improve on its 69-61 record when take on Houston, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Thursday.

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

View Houston vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Giants in this one will find them as -230 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Giants sit at No. 4 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Astros sit at a National League No. 12 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between San Francisco and its National League No. 16-rated batting order, averaging 3.4 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 11 lineup of the Astros at 3.9 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the National League's No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 5.1 runs per game on the highway. San Francisco, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.

The Astros were a 7-6 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at -175 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Houston lost a tight one on Wednesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 7-6 score against Colorado at Coors Field.

The Giants were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Padres. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. San Francisco looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Padres, a 2-1 final on Wednesday in support of Tim Lincecum at AT&T Park.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

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

A few Astros at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games at home
San Francisco is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at San Francisco, Friday, August 26

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