San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros: Preview & Picks 5/01/2023

San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros: Preview & Picks 5/01/2023

May 1, 2023



Game Preview


On May 1, 2023, the Houston Astros and San Francisco Giants will play an interleague game at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, at the start of the sixth week of the 2023 Major League Baseball season. Houston is the favorite to win, with a -180 line and a total of 9.0. The Giants won two of three games in the last season, but the Astros won seven of the last ten meetings between the two teams.


The Giants are currently in fourth place in the NL West and have a 3-7 record in their last ten games. The Astros are in second place in the AL West and have a 6-9 record at home. The Giants have won seven of their 14 home games this season, and they won their last two games against the New York Mets on Sunday. Their bullpen was excellent in their win against the Mets, but they have been struggling recently, with a 6.07 ERA overall, ranked 28th in the league. Ross Stripling will start for the Giants, who has a 6.89 ERA in five appearances but has shown improvement in his last nine innings.


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The Astros have scored only one run in each of their last three games, but their pitching staff, including their bullpen, has been outstanding. Luis Garcia will start for the Astros, who has a 4.00 ERA in five starts but has been in excellent form in his last two starts, pitching 13 straight shutout innings and striking out 16 batters.


Houston has won four of their last five home games against San Francisco, and all four victories were by at least two runs. The Giants have given up at least four runs in nine of their last ten games, which could make taking Houston and giving up 1.5 runs risky.


San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros Game Information


  • Date: 05/01/2023
  • Time: 08:10 PM ET
  • Location: Minute Maid Park.
  • How to Watch Giants vs Astros: MLB.TV
  • Live Stream: MLB.TV


Giants vs Astros Betting Lines


Astros are –185 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $54.05. On the other side, Giants are +165 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $165.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Astros at a 64.91% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Giants have 37.74% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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