MLB Game Preview - Astros underdogs vs Tigers at Detroit
Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers Odds
The visiting Astros hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at Comerica Park against the Detroit Tigers.
The Tigers will turn to Max Scherzer and his 5-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Astros send Dallas Keuchel (0-0) to the hill.
The Tigers sit at No. 1 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Astros sit at an American League No. 14 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Detroit's American League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5.4 runs per game, against a Astros offense rated No. 13 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Tigers have averaged 10.4 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).
Defensively, Houston features the American League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.6 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 6.3 runs per game.
In their last action, Houston was a 6-2 loser on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Detroit at -290 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Astros endured a 6-2 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Tuesday, with Lucas Harrell throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Comerica Park.
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Astros at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Houston's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Houston is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Detroit is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Detroit is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
Houston at Pittsburgh, Friday, May 17
Detroit at Texas, Thursday, May 16