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Houston Astros visit Detroit Tigers in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The visiting Houston Astros hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to pick up a win at Comerica Park against the Detroit Tigers.

The Detroit Tigers will turn to David Price and his 3-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Houston Astros send Scott Feldman (3-4) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Detroit was a -166 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.5-4 win for the Astros on Thursday. 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 24-17 record to the battle against the 27-14 Astros. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Houston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 5 (Detroit Tigers) and the No. 4 (Houston Astros) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Detroit Tigers No. 13 ranked offense (4.34 runs per game) against a Houston Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 at 3.73 runs allowed per game. The Detroit Tigers have been averaging 9.49 hits per game, more than the Houston Astros have managed so far this season (7.61 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Detroit has the No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros enjoyed a 6-1 victory at the expense of the Athletics on Wednesday, with Dallas Keuchel throwing 7 innings of 6-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

The Tigers enjoyed a 5-2 victory at the expense of the Brewers on Wednesday, with Shane Greene throwing 1/3 innings of 0-hit ball at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Houston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 14 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing Detroit
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games at home
  • Detroit is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Houston
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Detroit, Friday, May 22nd