Astros at Tigers 5/15/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Houston Astros vs. Detroit Tigers
MLB: 7:10 PM EST
May. 15, 2019
Latest Odds : HOU -180 O/U 8.5
The Houston Astros conclude a three-game series on the road Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers. Houston defeated Detroit in the opening game of the series on Monday 8-1 as Jake Marisnick, Alex Bregman, Robinson Chirinos and Aledmys Diaz each homered for the Astros in the rout of the Tigers. Houston leads the American League West by 6 ½ games over Los Angeles.
Two of the Astros home runs were off Tigers starter Matthew Boyd who has started the season strong, but could not go beyond the fourth inning on Monday. Boyd dropped to 4-3 on the season after allowing five hits and three runs over four innings and throwing 96 pitches. Detroit is 6 ½ games behind first place Minnesota in the AL Central.
Michael Brantley leads Houston with a .333 batting average and in hits with 53. George Springer leads in home runs with 15 and RBIs with 38. Houston has a .281 batting average while opponents are averaging .206. On Wednesday, the Astros will send Justin Verlander to the mound. The right-hander is 6-1 with an ERA of 2.51, 68 Ks and 14 BBs.
Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with a .286 batting average, in hits with 42 and RBIs with 15. Ronny Rodriguez is the team leader in home runs with five. Detroit is averaging .228 at the plate, while opponents are averaging .259. The Tigers have not yet announced a starting pitcher for Wednesday’s final game of the series with the Houston Astros.
Recent Betting Trends:
Houston is 6-1 in its last 7 versus Detroit
The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Astros last 6 on the road
Detroit is 2-4 in its last 6
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Tigers last 6 at home
Free Betting Pick: Houston Astros -1.5 (-105)
Houston not only has won six straight heading into Wednesday’s matchup, but will have its ace Justin Verlander on the mound. Verlander is 6-1 with an ERA of 2.51 and 68 strikeouts. Houston has won 7 of the right-hander’s 9 starts this season. The Astros have won 6 of the last 7 head-to-head with the Tigers including Monday’s 8-1 rout. Final Score Prediction, Houston Astros win 6-1,