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2021 MLB Handicapping
(4-6) Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros (6-4)
Date: Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Michael Fulmer vs. Lance McCullers
MLB Moneyline Odds: Tigers | Astros
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Tigers +1.5 , Astros -1.5
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The Detroit Tigers will be feeling good about themselves coming into this game, as they were able to pick up a victory in the first game of this series by a score of 6-2 and they will look to continue to surprise MLB fans by picking up a series win this Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.
Casey Mize proved that he is legit going deep into that last game and setting up his team perfectly to pick up the big road win. The Tigers do not get Casey Mize on the mound for this game though, as they send Michael Fulmer to the hill who has been a guy who has been coming out of the bullpen, but given the fact Julio Teheran has gone down with an injury, the Tigers needed someone to fill in that 5th spot in the rotation and Fulmer was their choice.
There are reasons to be encouraged by Fulmer getting the start here though, as the right threw 4 innings of 1 run ball against Cleveland this year and if that form can carry over to his first start of the year he may just give the Tigers a chance at this win.
The Tiger’s injury woes did not stop with Teheran either with Miguel Cabrera also being placed on the 10 day injured list and although his injury is not seen as serious, it is one of their big bats out of the lineup for this game and against a stacked team like the Astros that does hurt.
The Tigers need to be encouraged by the start their catcher Wilson Ramos has had hitting 4 home runs at this early juncture of the season with the only problem with that stat being the fact that every singe homer was a solo home run.
The Astros started the season quite well, but they have since had some adversity losing 3 straight and if they are to win the #1 seed in the American League, they will need to be picking up wins against teams like the Detroit Tigers.
Pitching so far has been a bit up and down with this team clearly missing Justin Verlander, as any team would, but it might just be the Astros bats carrying the bulk of the load this year with a stacked batting lineup with guys like Gurriel, Bregman, Correa, Alvarez and now Kyle Tucker who is off to a great start to the season.
Lance McCullers Jr will get the start in this spot and he has been lights out so far over two games against the Oakland Athletics coming into the game with a 1.80 ERA and he gets an awesome individual matchup to possibly even improve upon those numbers.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Tigers are 17-39 in their last 56 during game 3 of a series.
- Tigers are 56-135 in their last 191 overall.
- Tigers are 39-113 in their last 152 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Tigers are 10-44 in their last 54 vs. American League West.
- Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Astros are 59-19 in their last 78 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Astros are 43-16 in their last 59 vs. American League Central.
Free Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
The Astros did burn me in the first game of the series, but I still think they will end up being a solid play at home on the runline in games against teams like the Detroit Tigers. The pitching matchup will be the biggest positive here, as I feel like the Astros will be into the Tigers bullpen quite early in this matchup given their skill and the fact this is Fulmers first start of the year.
Lance McCullers Jr. has also looked quite strong and his great numbers this year have come against the Athletics, but I still think the Athletics batting lineup is better then the Tigers, so it is not like he is getting a massively tougher spot here.
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