Houston Astros vs San Francisco Giants Matchup

Wednesday's interleague matchup between the Astros and Giants is set to get started at 3:45 PM ET from Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA. The Astros are favored on the money line (-102) and are starting Framber Valdez, while the Giants have Logan Webb on the mound.

As for the money line odds, the Giants are sitting at -117 compared to the Astros at -102. The over/under line is currently at 7.5 runs, and NBCS will be televising this game.

Houston vs. San Francisco Matchup At A Glance

  • Teams: Astros at Giants
  • Where: Oracle Park San Francisco
  • Date: Wednesday, June 12th
  • Betting Odds SF -117 | HOU -102 O/U 7.5

Astros vs Giants Last Game Recap

It was a low-scoring game in the most recent game of this Astros vs Giants series. Houston went into the matchup as slight underdogs at -101 and squeaked out a 3-1 win. The Astros offense only had two more hits than the Giants and struck out 10 times, but still picked up the win.

San Francisco wasted a good outing from Jordan Hicks, as he gave up just three hits and three earned runs in 4 2/3 innings of work. Hicks did finish the game with five strikeouts but issued one walk.

Ronel Blanco got the start for the Astros and picked up the win, going six innings and giving up just one hit and one earned run. He finished the game with eight strikeouts but issued one walk.

Astros Preview

After splitting the first two games of their series against the Giants, the Astros are 31-37 overall and sit 3rd in the AL West, 7.5 games behind the Mariners. Houston's overall record against the run line is 29-39, and they are 8-15 as favorites on the road.

For the season, the under has gone 7-3 in games with an over/under line of 7.5 runs, and the Astros' games have averaged 8.8 runs per game. The O/U record for the Astros is 24-41, with games going over the total in 42 of their 68 games this season.

Left-hander Framber Valdez gets the start for the Astros today as he faces the Giants on the road. He has made 10 starts this season and has a record of 5-3 with a 3.53 ERA. Valdez's WHIP for the season is currently 1.15. In his last outing, he went nine innings, giving up just one earned run and picking up the win. Before that, he had lost two straight starts. Valdez has one complete game and six quality starts this year. Per nine innings, he is averaging 7.07 strikeouts and 2.54 walks.

Heading into today's game, the Astros are 4th in home runs and have the 2nd best team batting average in the league at .259. They are also the top team in the league in terms of avoiding strikeouts. Overall, they are averaging 4.5 runs per game, which is 10th in the league. At home, they are averaging 4.8 runs per contest.

Yordan Alvarez has been swinging a hot bat of late, going 15/39 in his last 10 games with four homers and 11 RBIs. Alvarez's 13 homers for the season is 2nd on the team and 9th in the MLB. Kyle Tucker leads the Astros with 40 RBIs and is 3rd in the league with 19 homers.

Giants Preview

San Francisco is 33-35 overall and trails the Dodgers by nine games in the NL West. The Giants have a 19-15 record as the favorite and are 14-20 as the underdog. Their games have averaged 8.9 runs per game this season, and their over/under record in games with a total of 7.5 runs is 16-11.

After taking yesterday's game, the Giants evened their series with the Astros. They have an overall series record of 11-8-2 and are 4-6 in their last 10 games. San Francisco's run line record is 33-35, with an average run margin of +3.4 runs per game in their wins.

Giants starter Logan Webb has made 14 appearances this season and has a record of 5-5. His ERA for the season is 2.92, along with a WHIP of 1.21. Webb has turned in 10 quality starts this year and is averaging 7.61 strikeouts per nine innings. In his last outing, Webb picked up the win, going seven innings and giving up two earned runs on six hits. Before that, he had given up at least two earned runs in three straight outings. Webb has been much better at home, coming in with a 1.71 ERA compared to 5.12 on the road.

San Francisco's offense has been pretty average this season, as they are 18th in the league at 4.2 runs per game. At home, they have been even worse, averaging just 3.9 runs per contest. As a team, the Giants are batting .243, which is 9th in the MLB, and they are also near the top of the league in on-base percentage.

Over the past six games, Heliot Ramos and Wilmer Flores have been swinging the bat well for the Giants. Ramos has gone 10/24 with two homers in this stretch, while Flores also has three homers and is batting .300. Currently, Austin Slater, Tyler Fitzgerald, and Patrick Bailey are all on three-game hitting streaks.

Astros vs. Giants Prediction: Giants ML -117

Our predicted final score for this Giants vs Astros matchup is 7-6 in favor of the Giants. With the Giants being predicted to win, taking them on the money line at -117 is the best way to go.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we do like Framber Valdez's strikeout potential today, as he is projected to finish with six K's. As for Logan Webb, he is predicted to finish with four strikeouts.

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