Astros vs. Giants Prediction
The Houston Astros were unable to secure a road sweep at the Los Angeles Dodgers yesterday afternoon as they were edged by a run. Can Houston get back on the winning side of things tonight when they continue their West Coast swing at the San Francisco Giants?
Monday, August 6, 2018
AT&T Park at 10:15PM ET
TV: NBCS BA (SF)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Astros are a -142 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Giants are a +132 underdog, while the total sits at 7.5 runs. As of Monday morning, 79 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Houston. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Springer, Kemp homer in loss
Astros center fielder George Springer went 1-for-1 with a solo home run and a walk before leaving the game with an injury Sunday afternoon in a 3-2 loss at Los Angeles. Tony Kemp accounted for the other run on a solo homer, his only hit in four at-bats. Alex Bregman was 1-for-2 with a double and a walk. Marwin Gonzalez was 1-for-3 with a walk. Gerrit Cole took the loss as he allowed three earned runs on six hits with eight strikeouts and one walk over five innings.
Giants prevail by a run
San Francisco won the series finale at Arizona Sunday afternoon by a count of 3-2. Ray Black earned the win in relief as he threw one perfect inning. Will Smith earned his seventh save, striking out two in a spotless inning. Evan Longoria provided much of the offense as he finished 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs and two RBIs. Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run. Buster Posey finished 1-for-3 with a walk. Nick Hundley was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 12-3-2 in the last 17 Astros road games. The under is 28-10-1 in the last 39 Houston Monday games.
The under is 8-2-2 in the last 12 Giants games following a win. The over is 6-2-2 in the last 10 San Francisco games on Mondays.
Houston might be the stronger play here if you want to take a side, but don't overlook Rodriguez facing a Houston offense that has been inconsistent since the All-Star break and lost Springer to injury yesterday. I'm going to place my bet on the under as we have two pitchers having solid seasons in a park where runs are difficult to come by.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ASTROS/GIANTS UNDER 7.5