Giants vs Astros Prediction - MLB Picks 5/1/23

Houston Astros (14-13) vs San Francisco Giants (11-15)

Game Info: Monday, May 1, 2023 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Luis Garcia (2-2) (4.00) vs Ross Stripling (0-1) (6.89)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -182 / San Francisco Giants +140 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Francisco Giants and Houston Astros face off on Monday in an MLB showdown at Minute Maid Park. 

Giants Betting Preview

The Giants come into this game with an 11-16 record overall and on Sunday the pitching let them down giving up six runs. J.D. Davis had a strong game finishing with two hits, one run and one RBI. The Giants are averaging 4.67 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.33 runs per game. The offense is ranked 12th in the league while the pitching is ranked 26th. On the mound for the Giants is Ross Stripling who sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 6.89. In his last start against the Mets he went 3.1 innings giving up six hits and two earned runs. 

Astros Betting Preview

The Astros headed into Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies with a 14-13 record overall. This has been a disappointing season for Houston and in the first two games against the Phillies the offense only managed two runs total. The Astros are averaging 4.59 runs while their defense is giving up 3.18 runs per game. Yordan Alvarez has hit six home runs and driven in 27 RBIs. On the mound for the Astros is Luis Garcia who sits with a 2-2 record and an ERA of 4.00. In his last start against the Rays he went six innings giving up three hits and zero runs. 

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Giants vs Astros Odds

Over is 8-0 in Astros last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing record. Over is 8-0 in Astros last 8 vs. a team with a losing record. Over is 5-0 in Giants last 5 interleague road games. Under is 4-0 in Astros last 4 overall. Under is 4-0 in Astros last 4 games vs. a right-handed starter.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Astros offense hasn’t been great, but it’s going to be different in this game. Stripling has been awful heading into this game, and it’s going to be no difference in this game. Garcia is going to have a strong start against the Giants, and the Astros are going to get the job done. Back the Astros -1.5. 

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Shane’s Pick Astros -1.5

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