Houston Astros (72-42) at San Francisco Giants (57-57)
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 7, 2018, 3:45 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Francisco Giants +112 / Houston Astros -122 --- Over/Under: 7
The Houston Astros and San Francisco Giants meet Tuesday in MLB action at AT&T Park.
The Houston Astros look for another victory after winning five of their last six games. The Astros have scored 19 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Houston Astros have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than two runs. Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 134 hits and 46 RBI while Alex Bregman and Yuli Gurriel have combined for 225 hits and 127 RBI. Dallas Keuchel gets the ball, and he is 9-9 with a 3.61 ERA and 105 strikeouts this season. This will be Keuchel’s second career game against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants look for a victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Giants have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The San Francisco Giants have lost seven of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 109 hits and 45 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Buster Posey have combined for 211 hits and 83 RBI. Madison Bumgarner gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 2.97 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 4-1 with a 2.45 ERA and 36 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 36-16 in their last 52 during game 2 of a series, 38-17 in their last 55 road games and 54-26 in their last 80 interleague games. The Giants are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series, 4-1 in Bumgarners last 5 home starts and 9-19 in Bumgarners last 28 starts. The Astros are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in San Francisco, 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the Giants are 4-0 in Bumgarners last 4 starts vs. Astros.
We're getting plus money with Bumgarner on the mound, and I rarely turn down these prices with an ace pitcher on the hill. The San Francisco Giants have been awful in the second half of the season, just blew a game last night and can't put together any consistent offense. But you're going to make a good profit if you spend days finding high quality pitchers at favorable prices. So, give me the Giants here.