Detroit Tigers at Houston Astros Betting Preview

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The Houston Astros are playing host to the Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park. ATTSN Southwest is in line to televise this AL matchup and the action gets underway at 8:10 p.m. ET.

Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros Odds

Detroit (+270) is the underdog against Houston (-340) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this one at 9.5 runs (-115 for the over and -105 for the under). You can also bet on the game’s spread with the current runline odds coming in at Tigers +1.5 runs (+135) and Astros -1.5 runs (-155).

The Tigers have gone 37-85 SU this year and are 50-71 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 32.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 29.5 units ATS. The Astros, on the other hand, are 80-46 SU and 66-59 ATS. The team’s gained 0.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 0.8 units ATS.

Houston games have had an over/under record of 56-66-3 in 2019. Tigers games have gone under 59 times, gone over 54 times and pushed on eight occasions.

Spencer Turnbull will get the start for Detroit. The right-handed Turnbull is 3-11 with a 3.75 ERA and 106 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Astros this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Astros are handing the ball to righty Aaron Sanchez (5-14, 5.79 ERA), who has 114 strikeouts and 66 walks, along with a WHIP of 1.60. Sanchez is 1-0 with six strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in one start against Detroit this year.

As a unit, Houston’s pitching staff has allowed 4.1 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starters have an ERA of 3.72, a WHIP of 1.11 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 10.3. The bullpen has a 3.77 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.8 K/9.

The Houston hitters are putting up 5.5 runs per outing, including 6.7 per game over its last 10 games and 4.2 per game over their last five. The team has hit .242/.313/.418 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

Michael Brantley has helped lead the Astros’ offense this season with 18 home runs, 74 RBIs and 76 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Detroit’s pitching staff allowed 5.6 runs per game and its starters own a 5.16 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.55 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.05, along with a K/9 of 8.25.

The Tigers offense has slashed .237/.296/.386 on its way to 3.6 runs scored per game in 2019, including 2.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Miguel Cabrera has sparked Detroit’s offense and is slashing .280/.341/.392 with nine home runs, 49 RBIs and 32 runs scored.

The Astros just snuck away with the previous game in the series by a final tally of five runs to four.

Tigers vs. Astros Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Astros, ATS Winner – Tigers, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in three of Houston’s last seven games.
  • The Tigers have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The Astros have hit 20 over their last 10.
  • The Tigers have a team OPS of .682 this season and an OPS of .670 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Astros’ OPS stands at .838 overall and .810 against righties.
  • Houston has posted 28.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 21.8 over its last five.
  • The Tigers have lost four of their last five games SU.