Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 12 (9/12): MLB
- Lm Tipster
- Sep 12, 2022, 2:47:38 AM
|Time||6:40 p.m. EST|
|Tigers money line||+165|
|Tigers run line||+1.5 (-105)|
|Astros money line||-200|
|Astros run line||-1.5 (-115)|
|Over / under||7.5|
|Detroit Tigers||Houston Astros|
|Home / road record||29-40||43-28|
|Last 10 record||4-6||7-3|
|Over / under record||53-76-11||51-80-9|
|Runs / game||3.36||4.46|
|Runs allowed / game||4.45||3.25|
The Houston Astros and the Detroit Tigers will meet again to play 3-game series at the Comerica Park. The Tigers won their last series against the Royals and the Astros beat the Angels 2 of 3 times to take the series. The Astros swept the Tigers at home earlier this season.
The Tigers get here with a 54-86 record and have won 3 of their last 4 games. They're averaging 3.36 runs and batting for .231 AVG, 467 runs scored in 1064 hits and 88 home runs, ranking #30 in offense, the worst in the league behind the Oakland Athletics. Javi Baez is leading in home runs with 12 and 55 RBI and batting for an average of .231.
Defensively they are allowing 4.45 runs per game and ranking #20 in the league. Tarik Skubal leads the pitching staff with a 3.52 ERA, 117 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded.
Probable Pitcher: Eduardo Rodriguez (3-4, 4.13 ERA)
Rodriguez will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Tigers. In his seven innings of work against the Angels on Tuesday, Rodriguez allowed three runs on five hits and four strikeouts. He did not factor in the decision. In his last start vs Astros he allowed 1 run and struck out 8 across 6.2 innings pitched but he didn't factor in the decision in the 3-2 loss.
The Astros get here with a 90-50 record and have won 7 of their last 10 games. They're averaging 4.46 runs and batting for .246 AVG, 620 runs scored in 1131 hits and 178 home runs, ranking #11 in offense in the league behind the Milwaukee Brewers. Yordan Alvarez leads the team batting for .303 avg with 32 home runs and 83 RBI.
Defensively they are allowing 3.25 runs per game and ranking #2 in the league. Justin Verlander leads the pitching staff with a 1.84 ERA, 154 strikeouts and 16 wins recorded for the Astros.
Probable Pitcher: Framber Valdez (14-5, 2.64 ERA)
Valdez will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Astros. Tuesday against the Rangers, Valdez took the loss after tossing 6.2 innings and surrendering four runs (two earned) on six hits and four walks. He had 11 strikeouts. He has a 0-1 record with an ERA of 4.76 and 16 strikeouts in 4 appearances against the Tigers in his career.
Houston are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Detroit.
Houston are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit.
Detroit are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 7 games against Houston.
Detroit are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home.
The Astros offense exploded in their last game vs Angels scoring 12 runs and have dominated the Tigers this season but they scored only 1 run against Eduardo Rodriguez. Framber Valdez will start for the Astros who struggled in his last start vs Rangers but dominated the Tigers the last time he faced them. The Tigers just want this season to be over while the Astros are heading to the playoffs that's a fact. Take the Astros to win the first of the series.
PICK: Astros -1.5 (-115)
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