Scott Kazmir has given up just one earned run over his first three starts as a member of the Houston Astros as the lefthander takes the ball for them once again on Tuesday night in interleague action against the San Francisco Giants.
Kazmir is 1-1 with a no-decision so far in his time with the Astros, and he gave up four runs (just one earned) in 5 2-3 innings in a loss to the Rangers last time out. Madison Bumgarner (12-6, 3.28 ERA) will hit the hill for the Giants.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The visiting Houston Astros were 133 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bodog. The total was 6.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.
Odds – VSB
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.1-4.7 victory for the Giants. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Houston Astros vs San Francisco Giants Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
San Francisco (59-52) will face the 61-52 Astros in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Francisco vs Houston injuries news.
The San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros odds would favor the Astros if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. San Francisco is rated No. 6 in the current Odds – VSB
poll, while Houston is at No. 4.
On offense, it’s a battle between the San Francisco Giants and its No. 9-rated batting order, averaging 4.37 runs per nine innings, against the No. 6 line up of the Houston Astros at 4.42 runs per outing.
Defensively, Houston features the No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.07 runs per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 at home, scoring 3.81 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Astros hope to make more contact than they did in their start against C Bassitt, who struck out 10 batters in 5-4 loss on Sunday at O.co Coliseum.
The Giants were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Chicago staff and losing 2-0 to the Cubs on Sunday at Wrigley Field.
- Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games
- Houston is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Houston’s last 16 games on the road
- San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 7 games
- San Francisco is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Houston at San Francisco, Wednesday, August 12th