Houston Astros vs San Francisco Giants MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Astros vs San Francisco Giants Prediction 6/12/2024

The Houston Astros (31-37) travel to face off against the San Francisco Giants (33-35) on Wednesday, June 12th. This game will be played at Oracle Park in San Francisco and televised on NBCS. The Astros are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Giants are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Astros. First pitch is set for 2:45 CT.

Astros vs Giants

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Thanks to a two-run 5th inning for the Astros’ offense, they picked up a 3-1 road win over the Giants in the most recent game of this series. Heading into the game, the Astros were at -101 on the money line.

Houston got to Giants starter Jordan Hicks, who gave up three earned runs in just 4 2/3 innings of work and took the loss. As for the Astros, they got a good outing from Ronel Blanco, who gave up just one earned run across six innings of work and got the win.

Mauricio Dubon and Jon Singleton each had two hits for the Astros’ offense. Dubon. The Giants’ top hitter was Brett Wisely, who went 1/4 with a home run.

Houston is 3rd in the AL West, sitting 7.5 games behind the Mariners for the division lead. Overall, the Astros are 31-37 and have gone 15-12 in AL West matchups. The Astros will be looking to pick up a win today, as they are just below .500 at 17-18 on the road.

So far, the Astros have been good as the underdog, going 7-7, compared to 24-30 as the favorite. They have dropped two straight games as the favorite. The Astros have an overall series record of 10-10-1 this year and have won two straight series.

When betting the run line, the Astros have been a losing proposition on the road, going 14-19. They have a run differential of -0.6 runs per game away from home. They have been favored in 54 games, going 21-33 against the run line. They have been an underdog in 14 games, going 8-6 against the run line.

When the Astros are on the road, the over/under line is set at 7.5 runs, which is lower than their season average of 9 runs per game. Their games have averaged 8.8 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 24-41. Their games have had over/under lines set at 7.5 runs just 10 times this season, and the under has hit in seven of those games. Their games have had over/under lines set below 7.5 runs just once this season.

Framber Valdez Gets The Start For The Astros

Framber Valdez is coming off a strong outing in which he went the distance. Against the Angels on June 7th, he picked up the win, giving up just one earned run, eight hits, and one walk. Looking back further, he has turned in a quality start in six of his 10 outings and has a record of 5-3 this season. Valdez’s ERA is 3.53, and he has a WHIP of 1.15. This year, opponents are batting .239 off the left-hander. So far, he has allowed a total of six home runs. Per nine innings, Valdez is averaging 7.07 strikeouts and 2.54 walks.

Astros Offense Breakdown

Yordan Alvarez has been on a tear of late, going 15/39 (.385) with four homers over his last 10 games. Alvarez’s 13 homers this season is 2nd on the team and 9th in the league. Kyle Tucker is right ahead of him in the league rankings, as his 19 homers is the best mark on the Astros and 3rd in the MLB. Tucker has also been the Astros’ top run producer, with 40 RBIs.

As a team, the Astros are 4th in home runs and have the 2nd best team batting average in the league at .259. Overall, they are averaging 4.5 runs per game and have been even better at home, putting up 4.8 runs per contest. Houston comes into the game as the league’s top team in terms of fewest strikeouts per game.

San Francisco is 3rd in the NL West, trailing the Dodgers by nine games. Overall, the Giants are 33-35 and have gone 4-6 over their last 10 games. They will host the Astros today, and the Giants are 18-15 at home this season.

The Giants have an even record of 13-13 against other NL West teams. So far, they have been the favorite in 34 games, going 19-15 in those contests. As the underdog, the Giants are 14-20 this season, which includes a home mark of 5-6. San Francisco’s overall series record is 11-8-2 heading into today’s game.

When the Giants win, they tend to do so by a comfortable margin, as their average run differential in victories is +3.4 runs per game. However, when they lose, they tend to lose big, with an average run differential of -4.0 runs per game. Their overall run line record is 33-35, and they are 19-16 against the run line on the road. As the favorite, they are just 14-20 against the run line, while as the underdog, they are 19-15.

When the San Francisco Giants play at home, the over/under line is set at 7.5 runs. This season, the Giants have played 16 games with an over/under line of 7.5 runs, and their over/under record in those games is 11-5. Overall, the Giants’ games have averaged 8.9 runs per game, and their over/under record for the season is 35-31.

Logan Webb Gets The Start For The Giants

Giants starter Logan Webb has made 14 appearances this season and has a record of 5-5. His ERA for the season is an impressive 2.92, along with a WHIP of 1.21. Webb has turned in 10 quality starts this year and is averaging 7.61 strikeouts per nine innings. In his last outing, Webb picked up the win, going seven innings and giving up two earned runs on six hits. Before that, he had given up at least two earned runs in three straight outings. Webb hasn’t lost back-to-back starts since the beginning of May.

Giants Offense Breakdown

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Over the past six games, Heliot Ramos has been swinging a hot bat for the Giants, going 10/24 with three runs scored and two homers. Wilmer Flores has also hit three homers in this stretch, driving in seven runs while batting .300. As a team, the Giants are batting .243, which is 9th in the league, and they are 18th in the league, averaging 4.2 runs per game.

Thairo Estrada and Matt Chapman are tied for the team lead with eight homers, with Estrada leading the team with 32 RBIs. Chapman is 2nd on the team in RBIs, with 28. Michael Conforto and Mike Yastrzemski are also tied for the team lead in homers.

Astros vs Giants Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Astros vs. Giants matchup is to take the Giants on the money line at -117. We have the Giants winning this one by a final score of 7-6. With the over/under sitting at 7.5 runs, there isn’t a lot of room for error, but we do see this one going over.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Framber Valdez going eight innings and finishing with six strikeouts. As for Logan Webb, we have him going six innings and finishing with four strikeouts.

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