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Detroit favored by 185 against Houston on Saturday

Detroit TigersHouston Astros
May 4, 7:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Odds

17-11TEAM RECORD8-22

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Houston and Detroit on Saturday, with the host Astros trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

It's a pitching duel between Lucas Harrell for the Astros (3-2 on the year) and Max Scherzer for Detroit (3-0 so far).

View Detroit vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were 185 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 1-rated Tigers taking on the American League's No. 14-rated Astros in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 12 ranked American League offense (4 runs per game) against a Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 in the American League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Astros have been averaging 8.7 hits per game, less than the Tigers have managed so far this season (10.1 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the American League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 3.9 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

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. Detroit looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Astros, a 4-3 final on Friday in support of Doug Fister at Minute Maid Park.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
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 Astros Trends:
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 Tigers at Astros 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:
Detroit at Houston, Sunday, May 5