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MLB BASEBALL

Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros

The Detroit Tigers will be trying to extend a winning streak on Saturday when they take on the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

The Tigers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Max Scherzer in this game. Scherzer has a 3-0 record and a 4.02 ERA this season.

Scherzer's opponent in this one will be Lucas Harrell. The Astros righthander has a 3.60 ERA to go along with a 3-2 record this season.

In their last action, Detroit was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Detroit at -194 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Detroit has won 2 straight games.
Houston has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 17-11 SU
Houston: 8-22 SU

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Houston most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
Houston is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to Detroit, Sunday, May 5