Detroit favored by 240 against Houston on Sunday

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May 5, 4:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Odds

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The Houston Astros battle the visiting Detroit Tigers on Sunday in MLB betting action at Minute Maid Park.

The Astros will rely on Philip Humber to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Justin Verlander will be his counterpart for the Tigers. Philip Humber is 0-6 this season, and Justin Verlander is 3-2.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Detroit before the first pitch in this match found them as 240-moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 14-rated Astros and the league No. 1-ranked Tigers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 12-rated American League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 4 in the American League at 3.9 in runs allowed per game. The Astros have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, less than Tigers batters have averaged on the year (10.5 hits per game).

Houston owns the American League's No. 15 defense, allowing 6.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 4-rated defense.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 17-2 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -196 were rewarded, while the 19 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit ran up the score in their last game on Saturday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 17-2 victory against Houston.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 8-1
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing LA Angels are 5-4
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Tigers at Astros trends to consider:
Detroit is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
Houston is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games at home
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Washington, Tuesday, May 7
Houston home to LA Angels, Tuesday, May 7

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