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The Detroit Tigers and the Houston Astros will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Minute Maid Park.
Righthander Rick Porcello will take the mound for the Tigers to start this game. Porcello is 1-2 this season with a 9.87 ERA.
Starting this game for the Astros will be Jordan Lyles. The righthander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.
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.
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 has lost 2 straight games.
Detroit: 15-11 SU
Houston: 8-20 SU
Detroit most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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
Houston home to Detroit, Friday, May 3