San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/10/2020
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros
Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (+134) Astros (-145)
Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros (6-8, 2nd in AL West) play the San Francisco Giants (7-9, 4th in NL West) at Minute Maid Park on Monday. The Giants open this contest at +134 while the Astros are coming in at -145. The total opens at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Logan Webb and Lance McCullers Jr.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/8/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/8/2020 Jeff Samardzija SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/5/2020 Jarlin Garcia SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
8/4/2020 Drew Smyly SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
7/31/2020 Sam Coonrod RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Out for the season
3/10/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
Key Houston Astros Injuries
8/9/2020 George Springer CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
8/8/2020 Chris Devenski RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/8/2020 Aledmys Diaz DH Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
8/8/2020 Joe Biagini RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/8/2020 Brad Peacock SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/7/2020 Austin Pruitt RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/4/2020 Roberto Osuna RP Elbow Out for the season
8/1/2020 Jose Urquidy SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/1/2020 Yordan Alvarez DH Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/26/2020 Justin Verlander SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/24/2020 Cionel Perez RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/23/2020 Rogelio Armenteros RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 7-9 overall record this season. Webb (3-3 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.17 while he has gone up against 230 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.55 (26 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.498. He has conceded 58 base hits (10.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 19 free passes. Webb has thrown 51 frames and has totaled 47 strikeouts during his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.84 and they have given up 62 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen and they've struck out 60 hitters and walked 35 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 133 base hits and 78 earned runs. They have allowed 25 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 62 batters and struck out 116. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 5.21.
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As a team San Francisco is hitting .254, good for 5th in the league. The Giants hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Mike Yastrzemski is hitting .321 with an on-base percentage of .449. He has 18 hits this season in 56 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .679 and an OPS+ of 220. Donovan Solano is hitting .462 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .473. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 52 at bats. His OPS+ is 221 while his slugging percentage is at .654. The Giants have 136 hits, including 24 doubles and 18 home runs. San Francisco has walked 47 times so far this season and they have struck out 131 times as a unit. They have left 99 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 4.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 71 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 6-8 overall mark this year. During his MLB career, McCullers has given up 418 base knocks and he has 520 K's in 466 innings pitched. He has surrendered 199 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.293 and a FIP of 3.4. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.81 and he has gone up against 1,976 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. McCullers (30-23 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.84 earned run average while giving up 8.1 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.48 and they have given up 68 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 63 batters and walked 41 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 124 base knocks and 59 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 70 hitters and struck out 123 batters. They give up a walk 4.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 12th in the league. The Astros hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Carlos Correa comes into this matchup batting .373 with an OBP of .458. He has 19 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 51 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .569 with an OPS+ of 186. Alex Bregman is hitting .230 this season and he has an OBP of .309. He has collected 14 hits in 61 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .459. The Astros as a unit have 120 base hits, including 28 doubles and 17 homers. Houston has walked 60 times this year and they have struck out on 118 occasions. They have had 106 men left on base and have an OPS of .725. They have scored 5.29 runs per game and totaled 74 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Astros (-145) and over the total runs
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