Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Scott Feldman (4-5) vs. Christopher Heston (11-6)
The Houston Astros head to AT&T Park on Wednesday to take on the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Scott Feldman for the Astros and Christopher Heston for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +132 and San Francisco at -142. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Astros have a 52-56 over/under record and a 62-51 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Giants are 59-52 against the run line and have a 55-48 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Astros come into this game with a 61-52 record, and they are 23-34 away from home. Starting pitcher Scott Feldman holds a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 4.46 and a WHIP of 1.32. He's pitched 84.2 innings thus far while surrendering 93 hits over that time and when he starts, the Astros are 6-8. The Astros are also 7-7 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 241 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 2.78. Teams are hitting .202 against the bullpen while being struck out 312 times and walking 95 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 8.11 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.58 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.53.
Houston ranks 26th in the league in team batting average at .243 while hitting .238 on the road. The Astros on-base percentage sits at .310, which puts them at 18th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .424. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.13 hits per game and Jose Altuve leads the team with 128.
With a 59-52 overall record, San Francisco will come into this game 30-23 at home. With an earned run average of 3.48, Christopher Heston will come into this game holding a 11-6 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He's pitched 134.2 innings thus far while surrendering 122 hits over that time in which the Giants are 14-8. The Giants are also 12-9 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 5.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 309 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.35. Teams are hitting .238 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 281 times and walking 100 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.61 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.16 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76.
They rank 3rd in the league in team batting average with a .271 average while hitting .269 at home. The Giants on-base percentage sits at .327, which puts them at 4th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .411. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.38 hits per game and Buster Posey leads the team with 126.
In terms of team defense, the Astros have a fielding percentage of .987 with 57 total errors, 1,195 assists and 3,016 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .987 team fielding percentage while committing 54 errors, accumulating 1162 assists and compiling 2,969 put outs.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 52-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 62-51 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 55-48 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 59-52 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/02/15 RF George Springer Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/14), out for season
04/17/15 P Brad Peacock Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)
San Francisco Giants
08/10/15 LF Norichika Aoki Head "?" Tuesday vs. Houston Astros
08/07/15 P Mike Leake Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/3)
08/04/15 2B Joe Panik Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
07/31/15 P Tim Hudson Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/31)
07/20/15 C Andrew Susac Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
07/01/15 P Tim Lincecum Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/28)
06/18/15 2B Marco Scutaro Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/17); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros
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