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Madison Bumgarner vs Jordan Lyles matchup featured in MLB action

San Francisco GiantsHouston Astros
Aug 20, 7:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros Odds

67-59TEAM RECORD41-84

The Astros get a visit from the San Francisco Giants in baseball action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Houston hands the ball to starter Jordan Lyles in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-7 mark on the year. San Francisco counters with Madison Bumgarner, who will try to quiet the fans and the Astros bats at the same time.

View San Francisco vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Astros in this one will find them as +145 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7.5 at its open earlier today.

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.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 13 ranked National League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Giants defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the National League at 3.5 runs allowed per game. The Astros have been averaging 8.8 hits per game, more than the Giants have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, San Francisco owns the National League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

San Francisco was a 6-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Astros. They lost as -135 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Giants were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Houston staff and losing 6-0 to the Astros on Friday at Minute Maid Park.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 3-7
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Giants at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of San Francisco's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 8 games on the road
San Francisco is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Houston
San Francisco is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Houston
Houston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against San Francisco
Houston is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
Houston is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing San Francisco

Next up:
San Francisco at Houston, Sunday, August 21

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