San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/11/2020
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (+168) Astros (-196)
Donovan Solano and the San Francisco Giants (7-10, 4th in NL West) travel to Minute Maid Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the Houston Astros (6-9, 3rd in AL West). The Giants open this game at +168 while the Astros are priced at -196. The O/U has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Tyler Anderson and Brandon Bielak.
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
8/4/2020 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
8/10/2020 George Springer CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/9/2020 Yordan Alvarez DH Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/9/2020 Roberto Osuna RP Elbow Out for the season
8/9/2020 Aledmys Diaz DH Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
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
8/8/2020 Chris Devenski RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/7/2020 Austin Pruitt RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/1/2020 Jose Urquidy SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
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 7-10 overall record this season. Anderson (18-25 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 4.56 while going up against 1,735 opposing batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.62 (210 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.337. He has given up 415 base hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 132 walks. Anderson has pitched in 409 innings and is sitting with 374 K's so far in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.35 and they have given up 66 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the bullpen and they've struck out 62 hitters and walked 36 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.14. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 140 base hits and 84 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 63 batters and struck out 124. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 5.18.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .244, good for 7th in the league. The Giants hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Donovan Solano is hitting .455 with an on-base percentage of .475. He has 25 hits this season in 55 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .636 and an OPS+ of 216. Mike Yastrzemski is hitting .322 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .452. He has totaled 19 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 59 at bats. His OPS+ is 215 while his slugging percentage is at .661. The Giants have 138 hits, including 24 doubles and 18 home runs. San Francisco has walked 51 times so far this season and they have struck out 142 times as a unit. They have left 104 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 73 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 6-9 overall mark this year. Bielak (2-0 record in his career) has a 0.89 earned run average while giving up 5.3 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 1.17 and he has gone up against 41 opposing hitters. Bielak has surrendered 6 hits and he has 7 K's in 10 innings pitched. He has conceded 1 ER while holding a WHIP of 1.188 and a FIP of 3.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.49 and they have given up 72 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 68 batters and walked 43 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 131 base knocks and 66 earned runs this season. They have given up 18 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 74 hitters and struck out 133 batters. They give up a walk 4.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.51.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 14th in the league. The Astros hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Alex Bregman comes into this matchup batting .219 with an OBP of .306. He has 14 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 64 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .438 with an OPS+ of 106. Carlos Correa is hitting .345 this season and he has an OBP of .429. He has collected 19 hits in 55 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 167 and a slugging percentage of .527. The Astros as a unit have 126 base hits, including 30 doubles and 18 homers. Houston has walked 63 times this year and they have struck out on 128 occasions. They have had 111 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 5.07 runs per game and totaled 76 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants (+168)
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