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Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The Detroit Tigers get a visit from the Houston Astros in MLB baseball betting action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Mike Pelfrey gets the call for the Detroit Tigers and he will try to build on a 3-9 mark. In the other dugout, Dallas Keuchel brings a 6-10 ledger to the game for the Houston Astros as he tries to quiet the Tigers bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 136 for the Detroit Tigers in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 9 at 5Dimes.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Tigers to win this game 5.6-3.2. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Tigers bring a 56-48 record to the battle against the 55-48 Astros. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Houston injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 24-ranked Detroit Tigers and the No. 3-rated Houston Astros in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Houston Astros rank No. 21 at 8.35 hits per game. That compares with the Detroit Tigers No. 4 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Detroit has the No. 21-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston looks to awaken their bats in this one, after they were struck out 11 times by J Verlander in their last outing, a 3-2 setback against Detroit at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Detroit is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Detroit's last 19 games
  • Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Toronto, Monday, August 1st
Detroit home to Chicago, Tuesday, August 2nd