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Houston Astros Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Detroit Tigers

Houston Astros


Detroit Tigers
Thursday, May 08, 2014 1:08 PM ET
Comerica Park

The Detroit Tigers will look to improve on a 20-9 record when they take on the Houston Astros, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Thursday.

Dallas Keuchel, with a record of 2-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Houston Astros, while the Detroit Tigers trot Drew Smyly to the mound in this one. He is 2-1 so far in 2014.

Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the Detroit Tigers in this matchup found them as -220 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.6-2.4 result in favor of the Tigers. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

20-9 Detroit battles the Astros, currently with a 10-24 mark. 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. 4-ranked Detroit Tigers and the No. 30-rated Houston Astros in this matchup.

How Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Detroit Tigers and its No. 4-rated batting order, averaging 5.03 runs per nine innings, against the No. 28 lineup of the Houston Astros at 3.35 runs per outing.

Detroit owns the No. 8 defense, allowing 5.03 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's No. 29-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Tigers on May 7. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -197 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Astros were saddled with a loss last time out in Brad Peacock's start, as they lost 3-2 against Detroit on Wednesday at Comerica Park.

Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers Betting Odds Trends

Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 4-18 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Houston is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Baltimore, Friday, May 9th
Detroit home to Minnesota, Friday, May 9th