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Detroit Tigers take on the Houston Astros with Odds and Betting Pick

The Houston Astros host Detroit on Friday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 62-53 mark against the 55-59 Tigers in MLB betting odds action at Minute Maid Park.

The match puts starter Alfredo Simon for the Detroit Tigers on the hill facing Dallas Keuchel for the Houston Astros. Simon brings a 10-6 mark to the game, while Keuchel is 13-6 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Houston Astros as -215 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.6-2.6 win for the Astros on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Astros bring a 62-53 record to the battle against the 55-59 Tigers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Detroit injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 8-ranked Houston Astros and the No. 27-rated Detroit Tigers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Detroit Tigers rank No. 1 at 9.45 hits per game. That compares with the Houston Astros No. 29 ranking in that category.

Detroit brings the No. 27-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros's No. 3-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers enjoyed a 7-4 victory at the expense of the Royals on Wednesday, with D Norris throwing 1 innings of 0-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

The Astros didn't allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out San Francisco 2-0 on Wednesday at AT&T Park.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • Detroit is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing Houston
  • Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Houston
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Houston, Saturday, August 15th