Houston Astros at San Francisco Giants 8/6/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 6, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Charlie Morton vs. Dereck Rodriguez
The Houston Astros visit AT&T Park on Monday, August 6, 2018 to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Charlie Morton for the Astros and Dereck Rodriguez for the Giants.
The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -145 and San Francisco at +135. The Astros have a 50-56-6 over/under record and a 57-55-0 run line mark. The Giants are 59-53-0 against the run line and have a 53-54-5 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 50-56-6 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 57-55-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 53-54-5 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 59-53-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
08/04/18 P Chris Devenski Hamstring 10-day DL (07/31)
08/04/18 P Lance McCullers Jr. Forearm left last game, is "?" next start
07/28/18 2B Jose Altuve Knee 10-day DL (07/28)
07/03/18 C Brian McCann Knee 10-day DL (07/01)
06/28/18 SS Carlos Correa Back 10-day DL (06/26)
05/21/18 LF Derek Fisher Intestinal 10-day DL (05/20)
05/08/18 P Roberto Osuna Personal is out indefinitely
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
08/05/18 C Buster Posey Head is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
07/31/18 P Johnny Cueto Elbow 10-day DL (07/29); is out for season
07/31/18 3B Pablo Sandoval Hamstring 10-day DL (07/31)
07/27/18 1B Brandon Belt Knee 10-day DL (07/26)
07/15/18 P Jeff Samardzija Shoulder 10-day DL (07/15)
06/20/18 P Hunter Strickland Hand 10-day DL (06/20)
05/22/18 P Jose Valdez Elbow 10-day DL (05/22)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 71-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Charlie Morton has a 12-2 record with an earned run average of 2.90 and a WHIP of 1.16 this season. He has 159 strikeouts over his 124.1 innings pitched and he's given up 94 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.10 and they have given up 251 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 385 hitters and walked 83 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.6 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.03. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 786 base hits and 340 earned runs. They have allowed 106 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 296 batters and struck out 1,185. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.07 and their FIP as a unit is 3.19.
As a team Houston is hitting .258, good for 4th in the league. The Astros hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. George Springer is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 105 hits this season in 423 at bats with 57 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .428 and an OPS+ of 113. Alex Bregman is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 71 men in 420 at bats. His OPS+ is 151 while his slugging percentage is at .521. The Astros have 981 hits, including 206 doubles and 143 home runs. Houston has walked 396 times so far this season and they have struck out 846 times as a unit. They have left 746 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 5.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 562 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 56-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.59, Dereck Rodriguez has a 5-1 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 54 strikeouts over the 66 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 56 hits. He's allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.50 and they have given up 359 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 392 batters and walked 146 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 967 base knocks and 448 earned runs this season. They have given up 103 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 364 hitters and struck out 871 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 12th in the league. The Giants hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Brandon Crawford comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .343. He has 107 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 388 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .425 with an OPS+ of 109. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .264 this season and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 107 hits in 406 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .424. The Giants as a unit have 975 base hits, including 197 doubles and 104 homers. San Francisco has walked 337 times this year and they have struck out on 980 occasions. They have had 807 men left on base and have an OPS of .708. They have scored 4.06 runs per game and totaled 455 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants +135
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