Giants vs Astros Prediction - MLB Picks 5/3/23

Houston Astros (16-13) vs San Francisco Giants (11-17)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Framber Valdez (2-3) (2.54) vs Logan Webb (1-5) (4.82)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -185 / San Francisco Giants +140 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Francisco Giants and Houston Astros face off on Wednesday in an MLB showdown at Minute Maid Park. On Tuesday it was the Giants that were able to secure the 2-0 victory.

Giants Betting Preview

The Giants sit with a 12-17 record overall but the pitching was really good on Tuesday. The Giants only gave up three hits total and that led to the win. Anthony DeSclafani went eight innings. The Giants are averaging 4.52 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.21 runs per game. The pitching is ranked 25th overall and it’s going to need to be better here. JD Davis has hit six home runs and driven in 17 RBIs. On the mound for the Giants is Logan Webb who sits with a 1-5 record and an ERA 4.10. In his last start against the Cardinals, he went 6.2 innings giving up seven hits and two runs. 

Astros Betting Preview

The Astros sit with a 16-14 record overall but they have had some bad losses like on Tuesday. The Astros are averaging 4.5 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.7 runs per game. The offense is ranked 15th in the league while the pitching is ranked 4th. The pitching has been good this season but far too often the offense has really let them down. Yordan Alvarez has hit six home runs and driven in 27 RBIs. On the mound for the Astros is Framber Valdez who sits with a 2-3 record and an ERA of 2.54. In his last start against the Phillies he gave up eight hits and three runs. 

Giants vs Astros Trends

Under is 6-0 in Webbs last 6 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance. Over is 4-0-1 in Valdezs last 5 starts following a team loss in their previous game. Under is 3-0-1 in Astros last 4 games following a loss. Under is 3-0-1 in Astros last 4 during game 3 of a series. Under is 3-0-1 in Valdezs last 4 Wednesday starts.

Shane’s Free Pick

Valdez comes into this game with an ERA of 2.54 and he’s going to have no issue locking down again in this game. I don’t trust this Astros offense though, and I expect they are going to really struggle to score again in this game. Both offenses are going to struggle to score, and the under is going to cash with ease. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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