The Detroit Tigers have been the definition of “OK” this season. They are .500 overall and in almost every conceivable situation, but there is one spot they have proven to be fade material. The Tigers have not covered the runline once when Michael Fulmer gets the starting nod on the road. Detroit opens a four-game set against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Monday.
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- Jose Altuve is hitting .231 at home this season, a far cry from his .403 batting average on the road.
- The Tigers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games after a loss.
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the Tigers’ last 8 games against right-handed starting pitchers.
Fulmer has been near untouchable of late. The reigning AL Rookie of the Year has picked up the win in each of his past three starts, all of which lasted at least 7.0 innings, while posting a 20/4 K/BB ratio. The key to prolonged success for Fulmer will be his performance against right-handed batters, as he has allowed them to hit .289 while lefties have a paltry .159 average against him.
Brad Peacock will come out of the bullpen for a spot start in place of Dallas Keuchel, who finds himself on the 10-day DL. Peacock has a 1.10 ERA with 22 strikeouts in 16.1 innings of work across 12 appearances. The right-hander posted a respectable 3.65 ERA in five spot starts last season.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Houston Astros as -128 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
Odds – Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.7-4.4 win for the Tigers on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Houston (29-15) will face the 21-21 Tigers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Detroit injuries news.
It’s a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Houston Astros and the league No. 13-ranked Detroit Tigers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark.
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Houston Astros No. 8-ranked scoring average of 5 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers offense rated No. 11 and scoring 4.9 runs per game. The Astros have averaged 9.07 hits per game to date this season, more than the Tigers hitters have managed (8.31 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Houston has the No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the No. 25 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Detroit didn’t get the job done in their last match, falling 5-2 to Texas on Sunday at Comerica Park.
Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Indians, who beat them 8-6 on Sunday behind a start from D Salazar at Minute Maid Park.
- Detroit is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit’s last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games on the road
- Detroit is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Houston
- Houston is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
- Houston is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
- Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Detroit at Houston, Tuesday, May 23rd