Astros vs. Giants Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, May 2, 2023

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Astros vs. Giants Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, May 2, 2023

MLB Predictions

The San Francisco Giants (11-17) will look to LaMonte Wade Jr, with homers in three straight games, to pull off an upset win over the Houston Astros (16-13) Tuesday at Minute Maid Park. The Astros are -195 moneyline favorites for the game, which starts at 8:10 PM ET live on SportsNet SW.

Houston’s Hunter Brown gets the start, and he’ll go against San Francisco’s Anthony DeSclafani.

Astros vs. Giants Odds

  • Astros odds to win: -195
  • Giants odds to win: +165
  • Spread: Astros -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2023
  • Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet SW

Who Will Win Astros vs. Giants?

Astros and Giants Betting Trends

The Astros have been favored on the moneyline 19 total times this season. They’ve finished 9-10 in those games.

Houston has a record of 2-3 when it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -195 or shorter (40% winning percentage).

This season, the Giants have been the underdog 17 times and won six, or 35.3%, of those games.

San Francisco has played as an underdog of +165 or more once this season and lost that game.

The Astros have combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 16 times this season for a 16-12-1 record against the over/under.

So far this season, the Giants and their opponents have hit the over in 14 of their 28 games with a total.

Astros Stats & Insights

The Astros rank 12th in runs scored with 135, 4.7 per game.

Houston ranks 22nd in MLB action with 27 total home runs.

The Astros have the 17th-ranked batting average in the league (.247).

Houston strikes out 8.2 times per game to rank 11th in baseball.

The Astros pitching staff is fifth in MLB with a collective 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings.

Houston has the second-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.22).

Giants Stats & Insights

The Giants have scored the 16th-most runs in the league this season with 129 (4.6 per game).

San Francisco ranks third in Major League Baseball with 48 home runs.

The Giants have a team batting average of .241 this season, which ranks 19th among MLB teams.

San Francisco is a team with a lot of swing and miss this season, ranking last with an average of 10.6 strikeouts per game.

The Giants strike out 9.3 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 11th in MLB.

San Francisco has the 25th-ranked ERA (5.04) in the majors this season.

Astros Key Players to Watch

Brown (3-0) takes the mound for the Astros in his sixth start of the season. He has a 2.37 ERA in 30 1/3 innings pitched, with 32 strikeouts.

Kyle Tucker has been key for Houston with five home runs, 20 RBI and a batting average of .277 this season.

Yordan Alvarez is batting .265 this season with a team-high six home runs and 27 RBI.

Jeremy Pena’s six home runs lead all Houston hitters, and he’s slugging .466.

Alex Bregman is batting .218 with an OBP of .348 and a slugging percentage of .336 this season.

Giants Key Players to Watch

The Giants will send DeSclafani (2-1) to the mound for his sixth start this season.

Thairo Estrada paces the Giants with a .333 batting average.

Wade’s six home runs pace his team.

J.D. Davis leads the Giants with six home runs and 17 runs batted in.

Wilmer Flores is batting .263 with three doubles, four home runs and five walks.

Astros and Giants Injuries

Astros: Chas McCormick: 10 Day IL (Back), Jose Altuve: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Michael Brantley: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Jose Urquidy: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Luis Garcia: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Parker Mushinski: 15 Day IL (Spine)

Giants: Brandon Crawford: 10 Day IL (Calf), Mitch Haniger: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Darin Ruf: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Austin Slater: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Mike Yastrzemski: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Alex Wood: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Roberto Pérez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Luke Jackson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Luis González: 60 Day IL (Back), Thomas Szapucki: 60 Day IL (Left arm), Bryce Johnson: 7 Day IL (Concussion), Sean Manaea: day-to-day (Knee)

Astros vs. Giants Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Astros 5, Giants 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 8 runs
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