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Detroit Tigers host Houston Astros in baseball action

Houston AstrosDetroit Tigers
May 13, 7:08 PM | GrassComerica Park

Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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The Detroit Tigers battle the visiting Houston Astros on Monday in MLB betting action at Comerica Park.

The Tigers will turn to Anibal Sanchez and his 3-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Astros send Bud Norris (4-3) to the hill.

View Houston vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-280 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

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

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the American League at 10.5 per game. By contrast, the Astros are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.5 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the American League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

The Astros were a 12-7 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (19) was good news for OVER bettors. Houston suffered a 12-7 loss against Texas on Sunday, as Jordan Lyles wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

The Tigers were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at +133 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Detroit lost in extra innings against the Indians on Sunday as Cleveland edged them 4-3 at Comerica Park.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Astros at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Houston is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Detroit's last 18 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games

Next up:
Houston at Detroit, Tuesday, May 14