The Detroit Tigers have forgotten to pack their bats when they travel, as the team has simply been terrible at the plate on the road. In the Tigers’ past five road affairs, they have scored a combined seven runs while recording just 19 hits in 146 plate appearances. This anemic offense has led to the UNDER cashing in each of those five contests and bettors will look for more of the same when the Tigers continue their series with the Houston Astros on Wednesday.
– Shark Bites
- The Tigers are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games on the road against the Astros.
- The Astros are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home with Charlie Morton as the starting pitcher.
- The Tigers are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games as road underdogs.
Daniel Norris, who gets the start for the Tigers, has continued to struggle throughout the month of May. The young lefty has a 4.91 ERA and has only lasted through the sixth inning once in his four outings this month. Luckily for Norris and the Tigers, Detroit’s bullpen has a collective 2.80 ERA, which is the third-best in baseball.
The Astros will start Charlie Morton, who has a renewed emphasis on throwing pitches for strikes. This has led to Morton posting an awesome 10.5 K/9 but has also seen him get rocked at times, including his last start in which he surrendered three home runs.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those going with the Houston Astros in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -164 at BetOnline for Wednesday’s contest. The betting total was hovering near 9 at Bovada.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.8-2.4 result in favor of the Astros. 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
31-15 Houston battles the Tigers, currently with a 21-23 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Detroit injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Houston Astros rated this week at No. 3 and the Detroit Tigers sitting at No. 13.
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Detroit Tigers rank No. 23 at 8.05 hits per game. That compares with the Houston Astros No. 9 ranking in that category.
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. 22 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Detroit suffered a 6-2 loss against Houston on Tuesday, as J Zimmermann wasn’t able to lead his team to victory at Minute Maid Park.
- Detroit is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
- Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games
- Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Houston is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
- Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Houston is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games
Next Betting Matchups
Detroit at Houston, Thursday, May 25th