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2022 MLB Handicapping
(8-15-0) Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros (14-11-0)
Date: Friday, May 6th
Time: 08:10 ETPM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park Houston
Projected Pitchers: Beau Brieske vs. Luis Garcia
MLB Moneyline Odds: Tigers 144 Astros -175
MLB run line Betting Odds: Tigers +1.5, Astros -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8
The Detroit Tigers come into this road contest vs Houston, with a below .500 record (8-15-0). In the AL Central division standings, the team ranks 4th. Heading into today’s game, the Tigers will look to pick up a win on the road, as they have gone just 3-6 when playing away from home. The Tigers will be looking to bounce back, after falling to the Pittsburgh by a score of 7-2. Currently, Detroit has a below .500 record in their 8 series, coming in at 1-6-1.
The Tigers will send Beau Brieske to the mound with an overall record of 0-1. Brieske will take the mound with an ERA of 3.6, placing him near the MLB average. Currently, opponents are batting just 0.167 against the right-hander. Per 9 innings, Brieske is giving up an average of 3 away runs, well above the MLB average.
Detroit enters this matchup hoping to turn things around on offense, as they are the 28th ranked group, averaging 3.13 runs per game. So far, the Tigers’ offense has struggled to generate runs as they have not been able to string together hits, ranking 22nd in team batting average (0.226). Not only is Detroit’s offense struggling to generate hits, they are also in the bottom half of the league in home runs hit, averaging just 0.43 deep shots per game. (30th).
As the Houston Astros host the Detroit Tigers, they are off to a strong start, going 14-11-0, placing them 2nd in the AL West division. In their 9 at Minute Maid Park, Houston has put together a record of 5-4. In their last game, Houston picked up a 7-2 win over Setle. So far, the team has won less than half of their series, going just 3-4-1.
Luis Garcia gets the start for the Astros with a below .500 record at 1-1. Against the Tigers, Garcia is hoping to improve on his current ERA of 4.15. Opponents have had a tough time against the right-hander, as they are batting just 0.205 against him. Per 9 innings, Garcia is giving up an average of 2 home runs, well above the MLB average. Overall, Garcia has notched 19 strikeouts on a K% of 22.0%.
On offense, Houston comes into the game averaging 3.84 runs per game, placing them 20th in the league. A key reason for the Astros’ lack of run scoring is a team batting average that sits at just (0.219), placing them 26th in the league. Even though Houston’s lineup has yet to find consistency at the plate, they are averaging 1.16 home runs per contest.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Tigers are 92-191 in their last 283 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Tigers are 46-97 in their last 143 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 home games.
- Astros are 5-0 in their last 5 games as a favorite.
Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
Coming into this matchup, Detroit is ranked just 30th in runs scored vs right-handed pitching. If the Tigers are going to pick up their scoring vs. right-handed pitching, they will need to improve upon their team batting average of just 0.216 (24th). Not only is the team struggling to string together hits against right-handed pitching, but they also have a below-average BB% at just 8.4.
So far, Houston has had its troubles when facing right-handed pitching, averaging just 0.12 runs per game (14th). The Astros will look to improve upon their team batting average of just 0.225 (22nd). Not only have hits been hard to come by with righties on the mound, but Houston batters have a below-average walk rate of just 8.5%. In terms of slugging percentage, the Astros are ranked 11th, at 0.389.
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