Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 6 (5/6): MLB

Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 6 (5/6): MLB

Credit: photo by  Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 8:10 p.m. EST
Tigers money line +185
Tigers run line +1.5 (-110)
Astros money line -225
Astros run line -1.5 (-110)
Over / under 8

 

Key stats

  Detroit Tigers Houston Astros
Record 8-16 15-11
Road / home record 3-7 6-4
Last 10 record 2-8 8-2
Streak L1 W3
Over / under record 9-15 8-18
Runs / game 3.08 3.81
Runs allowed / game 4.13 3.46

 

Preview

The Detroit Tigers and the Houston Astros will play the 2nd game of the series at the Minute Maid Park on Friday night. The Astros won the first game 3-2. Jose Altuve and rookie Jeremy Peña hit solo homers to help the Astros to beat the Tigers.

Detroit Tigers

The Tigers get here with a 8-16 record and have lost 8 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 3 runs per game and allowing 4.34 runs. Austin Meadows is batting for .284 AVG and Spencer Torkelson leads with 3 home runs and 8 RBI.

Skubal gave up six hits and two runs with a season-high nine strikeouts in six innings.

Probable Pitcher:

Beau Brieske (0-1, 3.60 ERA) will be on the mound for the Tigers in the 1st game of the series. Brieske did not factor into the decision in Saturday's win over the Dodgers. He allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out three over five innings.

Houston Astros

The Astros get here with a 15-11 record and have won 4 straight games. The team is averaging 3.81 runs per game and are allowing 3.46 runs. Alex Bregman has 4 home runs and 16 RBI. Michael Brantley is batting for .281 avg and Yordan Alvarez has 8 home runs.

Urquidy allowed six hits over 6 innings but didn't allow any run.

Probable Pitcher:   Luis Garcia (1-1, 4.15 ERA)

Garcia will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Astros. Garcia gave up just two earned runs over six innings but took the loss Saturday as the Astros fell to the Blue Jays. He allowed five hits, struck out five batters and walked one.

BETTING TRENDS

Detroit are 6-12 SU in their last 18 games against Houston.

Detroit are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games on the road.

Houston are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games against Detroit.

Prediction

The Tigers are currently one of the worst offenses in the MLB averaging 3 runs per game. The Astros have won 4 straight games but they haven't been great in offense. We took the under in the first of the series and I think we should stick to that. Take the under.

PICK: Under 8 (-110)

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