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San Francisco Giants vs. Houston Astros - 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 -138 / Houston Astros +128 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSN-Bay, ROOT-Southwest

The San Francisco Giants welcome the Houston Astros to AT&T Park in Tuesday action.

The Houston Astros have managed to maintain their grip on first in the American League West despite being in a tailspin. The Astros fell at Oakland 5-4 on Sunday and have lost seven of ten. Starter Mike Fiers allowed one run over 6.2 innings with Will Harris giving up two in the 8th while Luke Gregerson blew the save and lost it with two runs plated in the 9th. The Stros logged six hits and walked four times with Colby Rasmus smacking a three run homer in the 9th while Carlos Correa knocked in the other run. The Astros begin their series at San Francisco with Scott Kazmir on the hill. Kazmir did not receive good defensive help in a 4-3 loss at Texas with four runs allowed (three earned) on six hits in 5.2 frames.

San Francisco Giants vs. Houston Astros - 8/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The San Francisco Giants have been fading over the past several weeks which has hurt their drive to chase down the Dodgers. The Giants have dropped seven of ten after a 2-0 defeat at the Cubs on Sunday where the offense never showed up. Starter Jake Peavy fell to 2-5 with both runs plated on four hits and a pair of free passes through five frames. SF mustered seven hits and walked twice with Matt Duffy going 2-4 while Buster Posey singled and walked. Left hander Madison Bumgarner shoots for consecutive wins when he faces visiting Houston. Bumgarner comes off of a 6-1 win at Atlanta with the lone run scored on seven hits over seven innings while whiffing nine.

Houston are 7-1 in their last 8 interleague games and the under is 12-3-1 in their last 16 road games while the Astros  are 8-3 in their last 11 Tuesday games. San Francisco are 8-1 in their last 9 home games and  are 11-4 in their last 15 Tuesday games while the under is 11-3 in Bumgarner’s last 14 Tuesday starts. Houston are 8-21 in the last 29 meetings. Not much to like with two slumping teams so I’ll probably sit this one out…

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