San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/12/2020
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (+125) Astros (-145)
Minute Maid Park is the venue where Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros (7-9, 2nd in AL West) will take on the San Francisco Giants (7-11, 5th in NL West) on Wednesday. The Astros open this matchup at -145 while the Giants are coming in at +125. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The men taking the mound will be Trevor Cahill and Zack Greinke.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/8/2020 Jeff Samardzija SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/8/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
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 Probable for Aug 11
8/9/2020 Aledmys Diaz DH Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/9/2020 Roberto Osuna RP Elbow Out for the season
8/9/2020 Yordan Alvarez DH Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/8/2020 Joe Biagini RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/8/2020 Chris Devenski RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 7-11 overall record this season. Cahill (84-92 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.50 and he has faced 6,188 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.22 (677 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.367. He has surrendered 1,389 hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 587 walks. Cahill has thrown 1,445 innings and has 1,088 punchouts during his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.14 and they have given up 69 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the bullpen and they've struck out 65 hitters and walked 38 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 147 base hits and 87 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 66 batters and struck out 130. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 5.21.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .241, good for 11th in the league. The Giants hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Mike Yastrzemski is hitting .306 with an on-base percentage of .442. He has 19 hits this season in 62 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .629 and an OPS+ of 201. Donovan Solano is hitting .458 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .476. He has totaled 27 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 59 at bats. His OPS+ is 220 while his slugging percentage is at .661. The Giants have 144 hits, including 26 doubles and 19 home runs. San Francisco has walked 52 times so far this season and they have struck out 148 times as a unit. They have left 108 men on base and have a team OPS of .700. They score 4.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 77 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 7-9 overall mark this year. In his pro baseball career, Greinke has surrendered 2,673 hits while he has tallied 2,633 punchouts in 2,887 frames. He has allowed a total of 1,075 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.158 and a FIP of 3.5. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.93 and he has faced 11,788 hitters during his MLB career. Greinke (205-123 record in his career) is the owner of a 3.35 ERA while giving up 8.3 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 77 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 69 batters and walked 44 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 137 base knocks and 70 earned runs this season. They have given up 19 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 75 hitters and struck out 139 batters. They give up a walk 4.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.52.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 16th in the league. The Astros hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Carlos Correa comes into this matchup batting .345 with an OBP of .433. He has 20 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 58 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .517 with an OPS+ of 163. Alex Bregman is hitting .224 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 15 hits in 67 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 109 and a slugging percentage of .448. The Astros as a unit have 133 base hits, including 33 doubles and 19 homers. Houston has walked 66 times this year and they have struck out on 134 occasions. They have had 118 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 5.12 runs per game and totaled 82 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants (+125)
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