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2021 MLB Handicapping
(47-28) Houston Astros vs. Detroit Tigers (32-43)
Date: Saturday, June 26th, 2021
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
Projected Pitchers: Lance McCullers Jr. (HOU) vs. Casey Mize (DET)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -222 Tigers +170
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros -1.5, Tigers +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Astros will be in the motor city to face the Tigers for game 3 Saturday at 4:10 ET. Game 2 is Friday at 7:10 ET.
Houston won the 1st game of the series convincingly by a score of 12-3.
Lance McCullers Jr. will be going for the Astros and Casey Mize takes the mound for the Tigers.
The Astros are having a great season and are currently the hottest team in baseball. They have now won 11 in a row.
Houston is 47-28 and they are 1st in the American League West. The Athletics are 2 games behind them.
Earlier this week, the Astros swept the Orioles and outscored them by a 26-3 margin.
Luis Garcia was good on Thursday. He went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs.
Lance McCullers Jr has been impressive this year. The righty is 4-1 with a 2.90 ERA. His last start was a good one when he went against the White Sox on Sunday. He fired 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs to help his team win 8-2.
The pitching for this squad is quite good. They are ranked 8th with a 3.52 ERA.
They feature the best offense in baseball when it comes to scoring runs. Houston is scoring 5.83 runs per game.
Even without Alex Bregman in their lineup, they continue to mash.
The Astros have hit 101 home runs which is 6th best.
The Tigers have really not played that well this year. They have played a little better lately, having won 3 of their last 4 games.
At 32-43, they are 4th in the American League Central. The White Sox lead them by 12.5 games.
Detroit swept the Cardinals in a 2 game set before this series. In those games, they scored 14 runs and only allowed 4.
Jose Urena got hit hard on Thursday as he went 3.2 innings and allowed 4 earned runs.
Casey Mize has been one of the better arms in their rotation. So far, he is 4-4 with a 3.61 ERA. His last start came against the Angels on Sunday when he went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. The Tigers won this game 5-3.
This team has had their struggles with pitching. They are ranked 21st with a 4.57 ERA. Their bullpen has been one of the worst ones in the league.
The offense has not been much better. Detroit is 24th only scoring 3.95 runs per game.
The Tigers have hit 80 home runs which is 20th best.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 road games vs. a right handed starter.
- Astros are 5-0 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Astros are 5-0 in their last 5 road games.
- Astros are 13-3 in their last 16 games during game 3 of a series.
- Tigers are 84-172 in their last 256 games overall.
- Tigers are 83-170 in their last 253 games on grass.
- Tigers are 42-88 in their last 130 home games.
- Tigers are 50-105 in their last 155 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
Houston Astros vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction:
I look for the Astros to keep rolling and win this game. I do not see any reason for them to not continue their success.
Detroit does not have the firepower that the Astros have. Because of this, it is hard for me to have any confidence betting the Tigers in this one.
Casey Mize is a good pitcher, but I still give the edge to Lance McCullers Jr. Houston may not crush Mize, but I feel they will have enough success against him and their bullpen to pull off the win.
I will lay the -1.5 with the Astros.
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