Astros vs. Giants - 5/13/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (16-16) at Houston Astros (20-12)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
T Hudson (1-3) (4.50) vs. B Oberholtzer (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Houston Astros -106 / San Francisco Giants -104 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-BAY ROOT-SW
The San Francisco Giants and Houston Astros end their two-game series Wednesday night.
The San Francisco Giants look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Giants have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Giants have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Angel Pagan leads San Fran with 42 hits and eight RBI while Brandon Crawford and Justin Maxwell have combined for 32 RBI. The San Francisco Giants have split their last six games on the road. Tim Hudson gets the ball, and he’s 1-3 with a 4.50 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Hudson is 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Astros have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Astros have split their last six games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jose Altuve leads Houston with 45 hits and 21 RBI while Evan Gattis and Jake Marisnick have combined for 31 RBI. The Houston Astros have lost four straight games on their home field. Brett Oberholtzer takes the hill, and he was 5-13 with a 4.39 ERA and 94 strikeouts last season. This will be Oberholtzer’s first career game against the Giants.
The Giants are 6-0 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 4-0 in Hudsons last 4 road starts. The Astros are 79-162 in their last 241 during game 2 of a series and 1-5 in Oberholtzers last 6 starts. The Giants are 21-7 in the last 28 meetings.
You guys know I don't like betting on a pitcher who is taking the mound for the first time in the middle of a season. I'll take a red hot Giants team against a pitcher dealing for the first time this year.