San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros: Preview & Picks 5/02/2023

San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros: Preview & Picks 5/02/2023

May 2, 2023



Game Preview


Tuesday’s middle game of a three-game interleague series against the Houston Astros will be played in the Lone Star State by the San Francisco Giants. San Francisco was recently swept by the San Diego Padres in a brief two-game series played in Mexico City, falling to them 6-4 on Sunday.


The Giants have dropped their last four games after losing to Houston 7-3 in their series opener on Monday. Houston avoided a three-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday by defeating them 4-3 after dropping each of the first two games of that series.


Meanwhile, the Houston Astros have the second-best team ERA (3.22) and sixth-best WHIP (1.19). The pitching staff in Houston is keeping opposing hitters to an average of.233, which is the 9th best mark in baseball, while the starting rotation has 13 Quality Starts, which is tied for third in MLB.


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Key players like Jose Altuve and Michael Brantley’s injuries have had an impact on Houston’s effectiveness at the plate. The Astros’ team batting average of.245, on-base percentage of.320, and slugging percentage of.378 are all merely 17th, 18th, and 23rd, respectively. With 128 runs, Houston has scored the 13th most runs.


San Francisco ranks 23rd in baseball in terms of team ERA (4.75), and 22nd in terms of WHIP (1.37). The pitching staff is allowing opposing hitters to average.270 at the plate, which is 26th in baseball, while San Francisco’s starting rotation has had 10 Quality Starts, ranking them 12th in the league.


The Giants have triumphed in five of their previous six contests with an American League West opponent. Houston has a poor record at home against right-handed starting pitchers in interleague games, losing five of the previous seven times. As they continue to play without stars like Jose Altuve and Michael Brantley, the Astros are also having trouble at the plate due to a lack of power, hitting just 27 home runs in 28 games.


San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros Game Information


  • Date: 05/02/2023
  • 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 –186 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $53.76. On the other side, Giants are +166 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $166.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Astros at a 65.03% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Giants have 37.59% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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