Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 14 (9/14): MLB

Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 14 (9/14): MLB

 

Odds

Time 1:10 p.m. EST
Tigers money line +230
Tigers run line +1.5 (+130)
Astros money line -250
Astros run line -1.5 (-150)
Over / under 8

 

Key stats

  Detroit Tigers  Houston Astros
Record 54-88 92-50
Home / road record 29-42 45-28
Last 10 record 3-7 7-3
Streak L3 W3
Over / under record 54-77-11 52-81-9
Runs / game 3.36 4.46
Runs allowed / game 4.45 3.25

 

Preview

The Houston Astros and the Detroit Tigers will play the 3rd game of the series at the Comerica Park on Wednesday afternoon. The Astros took the win 6-3 on Tuesday's game to secure the series and are 6-0 vs Tigers this season. Rookie Hunter Brown pitched six strong innings and Yordan Alvarez homered and scored three times for the Astros.

 

Detroit Tigers

The Tigers get here with a 54-88 record and have lost their last 3 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:  Joey Wentz (1-1, 4.05 ERA)

Wentz will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Tigers. Wentz earned the win against the Royals Friday, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out five and walking one over 6.2 innings.

Houston Astros

The Astros get here with a 92-50 record and have won 5 of their last 6 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: Cristian Javier (8-9, 3.01 ERA)

Javier will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Astros. Javier yielded three runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out eight over 5.1 innings in a no-decision versus the Rangers on Wednesday. He has an ERA of 1.93 and 8 strikeouts in 2 appearances versus the Tigers in his career.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Houston are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against Detroit.

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

Houston are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Detroit.

Detroit are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games against Houston.

Detroit are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games at home..

 

Prediction

The Astros offense continue to stay hot as they have scored 25 runs in their last 3 games and have dominated the Tigers this season. For this game they'll send the Cristian Javier who has had his struggles lately and has allowed 3 runs in each of his last 2 starts. Joey Wentz will start for the Tigers who was pounded in his debut this season but has been solid in his last 2 starts allowing no runs across 10.2 innings pitched. The under has cashed big time for both teams and with this pitching matchup the under is the best play.

PICK: Under 8 (-110)

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