Giants vs Astros Prediction - MLB PIcks 5/2/23

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

Game Info: Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Hunter Brown (3-0) (2.37) vs Anthony DeSclafani (2-1) (2.70)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -200 / San Francisco Giants +155 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Francisco Giants and Houston Astros face off on Tuesday in an MLB showdown at Minute Maid Park. in the first game of this series, it was the Astros that were able to secure the 7-3 victory. 

Giants Betting Preview

The Giants sit with an 11-17 record overall and on Monday the offense again was an issue. The offense only managed three runs and that led to the loss. The Giants are averaging 4.61 runs whle their defense is giving up 5.39 runs per game. The pitching staff is ranked 26th and one of the only bright spots is on the mound Tuesday. On the mound for the Giants is Anthony DeSclafani who sits with a 2-1 record and an ERA of 2.70. In his last start against the St. Louis Cardinals he went six innings giving up six hits and two runs. 

Astros Betting Preview

On the side of this matchup is the Astros who sit with a 16-13 record overall and they are coming off another win on Monday. The Astros offense scored seven runs, and that was enough for the four run victory. Maurcio Dubon had a strong game finishing with three hits, two RBIs, and two runs. The Astros are averaging 4.65 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.76 runs per game. On the mound for the Astros is Hunter Brown who sits with a 3-0 record and an ERA of 2.27. In his last start against the Rays he went seven innings giving up two hits and zero runs. 

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Giants vs Astros Trends

Astros are 5-0 in Brown's last 5 starts after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game. Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game. Astros are 4-0 in Browns last 4 starts. Giants are 0-7 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. Giants are 0-5 in their last 5 road games vs. a right-handed starter. Giants are 0-4 in their last 4 overall.

Shane’s Free Pick

Runs are going to be hard to come in this game. Brown sits with an ERA of 2.27 while DeSclafani sits with an ERA of 2.70. The Giants offense struggled on Monday and it’s going to be a maor issue again in this game. Look for a 3-1 or 3-2 type of game and the under is going to cash here. 

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