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Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers in MLB odds

Detroit TigersHouston Astros
May 2, 8:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Minute Maid Park on Thursday as host Houston battles the Detroit Tigers in baseball odds action.

The Astros will rely on Jordan Lyles to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Rick Porcello will be his counterpart for the Tigers. Jordan Lyles is 0-0 this season, and Rick Porcello is 1-2.

View Detroit vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Astros rated this week at No. 14 and the Tigers sitting at No. 1.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Houston and its American League No. 11-rated batting order, averaging 4.1 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 5 lineup of the Tigers at 4.9 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the American League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Twins on May 1. Bettors who backed the Twins at +200 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Detroit looks to rebound from a loss to the Twins, who beat them 6-2 on Wednesday behind a start from Scott Diamond at Comerica Park.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -180 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Houston suffered a 5-4 loss against New York on Wednesday, as Erik Bedard wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Yankee Stadium.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing NY Yankees are 0-10
After a loss are 3-7

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

Next up:
Detroit at Houston, Friday, May 3