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Houston Astros home to Tigers in baseball betting action

Detroit TigersHouston Astros
May 3, 8:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Odds

16-11TEAM RECORD8-21

The Houston Astros will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Detroit Tigers invade Minute Maid Park on Friday.

Bud Norris gets the call for the Houston Astros and he will try to build on a 3-3 mark. In the other dugout, Doug Fister brings a 4-0 ledger to the game for the Tigers as he tries to quiet the Astros bats.

View Detroit vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Astros as +160 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 1-rated Tigers taking on the American League's No. 14-rated Astros in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Houston's American League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 5 and scoring 5 runs per game in the league. The Astros have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (10.3 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the American League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Detroit won its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Astros on May 2. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -163 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Detroit won a close affair on Thursday in their last outing, defeating Houston 7-3 in extra innings at Minute Maid Park.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Tigers at Astros trends to consider:
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Detroit's last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Houston, Saturday, May 4