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Detroit Tigers Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Houston Astros

The Houston Astros will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Detroit Tigers pay a visit to Minute Maid Park.

Justin Verlander, with a record of 4-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Detroit Tigers, while the Houston Astros trot Mike Fiers to the mound in this one. He is 1-2 so far in 2017.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Houston Astros as -129 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Astros to win this game 3.5-2.8. 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

Houston (31-16) will face the 22-23 Tigers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Detroit injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 3 (Houston Astros) and the No. 13 (Detroit Tigers) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Houston Astros and its No. 10-rated batting order, averaging 4.89 runs per nine innings, against the No. 13 line up of the Detroit Tigers at 4.76 runs per outing.

Defensively, Detroit features the No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.22 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 at home, scoring 4.19 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit got the job done in their last match in a 6-3 victory over Houston on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park behind starter D Norris.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
  • Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Chicago, Friday, May 26th
Houston home to Baltimore, Friday, May 26th