Houston Astros vs. San Francisco Giants - 5/22/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (24-24) at Houston Astros (30-18)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Andrew Suarez (1-3) (4.88) vs. G Cole (4-1) (1.75)
The Line: Houston Astros -242 / San Francisco Giants +222 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: ATT-SW, NBC-Bay
Interleague MLB features the San Francisco Giants visiting the Houston Astros Tuesday.
The San Francisco Giants ended their series against visiting Colorado with a 9-5 rout on Sunday where the pen and offense came up big. San Francisco starter Ty Blach was charged with four runs on eight hits and two BB over 4.1 frames before five relievers took control.
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The Giants racked up 13 hits and three walks with Nick Hundley going solo while Brandon Belt went 2-4 with a homer, three RBI’s and two runs. Gorky Hernandez gave San Francisco two hits, including a homer, two RBI’s and two runs followed by Kelby Tomlinson with a pair of runs knocked in.
San Francisco has named rookie Andrew Suarez to kick off the series on the mound at Houston. Suarez comes in off of a 6-3 defeat versus Cincinnati with five runs scoring on eight hits over six innings.
The Houston Astros have been heating up with wins in seven of ten following a 3-1 victory versus Cleveland on Sunday Night Baseball. Lance McCullers Jr. gave Houston seven innings of one hit baseball to up his record to 6-2 with Chris Devenski allowing the lone Cleveland run in the 9th.
The Astros offense did their damage on nine hits and a base on balls with Brian McCann clubbing a two run homer in the 7th while Josh Reddick smacked a run scoring double in the 8th.
The Astros open their series against visiting San Francisco with Gerrit Cole on the bump. Cole comes off of a 5-3 win (ND) at the LA Angels with three runs plated on five hits including a pair of long balls in five innings.
Over is 9-3-1 in San Francisco last 13 interleague games and San Francisco are 6-2 in their last 8 games following a win and over is 5-2-1 in San Francisco last 8 interleague road games. Under is 9-1-1 in Houston last 11 interleague games and Houston are 7-2 in their last 9 interleague home games and under is 36-17-3 in Houston last 56 home games. San Francisco are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings and under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
Cole has been nothing short of outstanding for Houston and Suarez is really an unknown at this point. I have to give the nod to the Astros here…