Astros vs Giants Picks and Prediction – 6/12/2024

By: Jake Allmann |

Last Updated: 06/10/2024 at 4:04 PM ET

Houston Astros at San Francisco Giants 06/11/24 - MLB Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 6/12/2024, 1:45 AM UTC
Latest Odds: HOU -108 ; O/U 7.5

Giants vs Astros Prediction

The Houston Astros (30-36, 13-18 Away) face the San Francisco Giants (32-34, 17-14 Home) at Oracle Park on June 11, 2024, at 7:45 PM. The pitching matchup features Houston’s Ronel Blanco (5-2, 2.78 ERA) against San Francisco’s Jordan Hicks (4-2, 2.82 ERA). Elevate your MLB game with our top-notch MLB picks.

The Houston Astros are looking to bounce back after a mixed stretch of performances. With a recent 9-7 loss to the Angels, they have shown some inconsistency. Ronel Blanco, who has a solid ERA of 2.78 and a WHIP of 1.05, will be crucial for the Astros’ success. Offensively, Kyle Tucker is a key player with 19 home runs and 40 RBIs, maintaining a .266 average. Jeremy Pena leads with a .300 batting average, providing a reliable bat in the lineup. The Astros are averaging .260 in batting and have slugged 84 home runs this season. The bullpen, with an ERA of 4.23, needs to support Blanco to secure a win.

The Astros have struggled at times on the mound, allowing an opponent batting average of .240. They have 556 strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.33, showing the ability to handle hitters but also hinting at control issues with 249 walks. The injury list includes key players like Alex Bregman, whose return is uncertain. 

The San Francisco Giants are coming off a 7-2 loss to the Texas Rangers, but recent form includes three wins in the last five games. Jordan Hicks, with a 2.82 ERA and 1.19 WHIP, provides a strong presence on the mound. Offensively, Michael Conforto and Thairo Estrada are pivotal. Conforto has 8 home runs and 22 RBIs, while Estrada leads the team with 32 RBIs and 8 home runs. The Giants' batting average stands at .246, with a lower slugging percentage of .382.

The Giants’ pitching staff has been slightly less effective than the Astros, with an ERA of 4.43 and a WHIP of 1.34. However, the ability to strike out opponents (559 strikeouts) is comparable. They need to tighten up defensively, as reflected by a .257 opponent batting average.

Our Free MLB Pick for San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros

Giants vs Astros Pick

The Giants’ superior home record and recent form give them the edge in this matchup. With Jordan Hicks’ reliable pitching and the Astros' inconsistencies, the Giants are favored. Final Score Prediction: San Francisco Giants win 5-3.

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