Astros at Giants - 8/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (61-52) at San Francisco Giants (59-52)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
S Kazmir (6-6) (2.08) vs. M Bumgarner (12-6) (3.28)
The Line: San Francisco Giants / Houston Astros --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: RTSW, CSBy
The Houston Astros and San Francisco Giants begin a two-game series Tuesday night.
The Houston Astros need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Astros have scored six runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Astros have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 128 hits and 48 RBI while Evan Gattis and Luis Valbuena have combined for 103 RBI. The Houston Astros have lost eight of their last 10 road games. Scott Kazmir gets the ball, and he’s 6-6 with a 2.08 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. This will be Kazmir’s second career game against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Giants have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Giants have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Buster Posey leads San Fran with 126 hits and 75 RBI while Matt Duffy and Joe Panik have combined for 86 RBI. The San Francisco Giants have won five of their last six home games. Madison Bumgarner takes the hill, and he’s 12-6 with a 3.28 ERA and 148 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 3-1 with a 2.93 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 5-0 in their last 5 games following an off day and 1-4 in their last 5 games following a loss. The Giants are 8-3 in their last 11 games following an off day and 4-1 in Bumgarners last 5 starts. The Astros are 11-27 in the last 38 meetings in San Francisco and 8-21 in the last 29 meetings overall.
Bumgarner has won four of his last five starts and is starting to look like the guy we saw in the playoffs. Bumgarner has allowed one run in three of his last four starts. Yup. I'm picking the Giants.