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Tigers at Astros 8/20/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Game Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers
Date & Time Tuesday August 20, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)
Latest odds
HOU -340 O/U 9.5
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The Detroit Tigers play the second of four games on the road Tuesday against the Houston Astros. The Tigers lost their second straight on Sunday after falling to the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4. Detroit led 4-3 entering the bottom of the ninth inning but the Tigers bullpen allowed a walk-off two-run single to Tampa Bay’s Ji-Man Choi to end the game.

Houston snapped its five-game losing streak on Sunday with an impressive 4-1 victory over the Oakland A’s. Zack Greinke tossed seven solid innings to earn his 200th career win. Alex Bregman belted a three-run homers and had three other hits, while Greinke earned his third consecutive win since joining Houston following a trade from Arizona.
Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit in batting with a .278 average and in RBIs with 48. Brandon Dixon is the team leader in home runs with 14. Detroit is averaging .235 at the plate, while opponents are averaging .271. On Tuesday, the Tigers will send Spencer Turnbull to the mound. The right-hander is 3-11 with an ERA of 3.75, 106 Ks and 44 BBs.

Michael Brantley leads the Astros with a .335 batting average and in hits with 154. Alex Bregman leads in home runs with 30 while Yuli Gurriel leads in RBIs with 86. Houston has a .274 batting average while opponents are averaging .222. On Tuesday, the Astros will send Aaron Sanchez to the mound. The right-hander is 5-14 with an ERA of 5.79, 114 Ks and 66 BBs.

Recent Betting Trends

Detroit is 15-36 in its last 51 on the road

The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Tigers last 5

Houston is 1-5 in its last 6

The UNDER has cashed in 8 of the Astros last 11 versus an opponent from the AL Central

Free Pick:
Houston Astros -340

Houston has won each of the last 6 head-to-head with Detroit and 6 of the last 8 at home against the Tigers. The Tigers have seen little to no success with Turnbull on the mound. Detroit has lost 12 of Turnbull’s last 16 starts and each of the right-hander’s last 6 starts when playing on one day’s rest. In addition, the Tigers have lost 36 of the last 51 on the road. Final Score Prediction, Houston Astros win 7-2.

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