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Houston Astros vs. Detroit Tigers Prediction and Betting Odds

Houston Astros vs. Detroit Tigers Prediction and Betting Odds. The 27-15 Houston Astros are set to take on the 25-17 Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan tonight May 22, 2015 , first pitch is scheduled 7:08 PM

Wagering Odds

Moneylines: Astros -110 / Tigers -110
O/U: 8 runs

Pitching Match Up
Houston: Collin McHugh (5-1, 4.09 ERA)
Detroit: Alfredo Simon (4-2, 3.04 ERA)

In their last games: In Game 1 of this 4 game series yesterday the Tigers beat the Astros 6-5.

The Astros go into Detroit for the 2nd game of a 4 game series. The 5-1 Collin McHugh goes for the Astros and the 4-2 Alfredo Simon goes for the Tigers. Both teams open at -110 with a line sitting at 8 runs. The Astros are tied with the St. Louis Cardinals for the most wins in the Majors and they are in first place in the AL West 5.5 games up on the L.A. Angels. Before their loss in Game 1 of this series Houston had won 2 straight and 7 of their last 8 games. The Astros have been a balanced team this season ranking 5th in runs scored and 9th in team ERA. After a 3-game skid the Tigers have won 2 in a row and they sit in 2nd place in the AL Central 2 games back of the Detroit Tigers. They also have a balanced team ranking 8th in runs scored and 11th in team ERA. Houston is tied with 2 other teams for the 2nd most road wins in the American League.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Tigers are 12-4 in their last 16 games against the Astros.
The Tigers are 10-2 in their last 12 home games against the Astros.
The Astros are 14-2 in McHugh’s last 16 starts.
This season the Tigers are 13-10 at home and the Astros are 12-5 on the road.

STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Houston Astros: 27-15 SU / O/U 20-20 / Run Line W/L 26-16
Detroit Tigers: 25-17 SU / O/U 20-22 / Run Line W/L 22-20

Houston at Detroit Key Betting Trends

• HOU is 11-4 in their last 15 road games.
• HOU is 23-9 in their last 32 overall.
• HOU has an Over record of 11-4 in their last 15 road games.
• DET is 4-1 in their last 5 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
• DET is 13-6 in their last 19 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
• DET has an Under record of 6-0 in their last 6 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.

Key Player Injuries

ASTROS
[SS] 04/28/2015 – Jed Lowrie 60-day DL (4/28) ( Thumb )
[P] 05/19/2015 – Samuel Deduno 15-day DL (5/14) ( Back )
[P] 05/14/2015 – Brett Oberholtzer 15-day DL (5/14) ( Hand )
[P] 04/17/2015 – Brad Peacock 15-day DL (4/14) ( Side )

TIGERS
[P] 04/04/2015 – Bruce Rondon 15-day DL (4/1) ( Bicep )
[P] 04/04/2015 – Justin Verlander 15-day DL (3/29) ( Tricep )
[DH] 05/19/2015 – Victor Martinez 15-day DL (5/19) ( Knee )
[P] 05/08/2015 – Joe Nathan 60-day DL (4/7), out for season ( Elbow )
[C] 05/09/2015 – Alex Avila 15-day DL (5/7) ( Knee )

Free MLB Prediction

The Astros have won 7 of their last 8 games on the season when Collin McHugh has gotten the start. In his last outing he went 7 innings and gave up 2 earned runs in a 4-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. McHugh has one of the longest road winning streak in the Majors, as in his last 8 road starts he is 4-0 with an ERA of 2.39. Before his last start he had his 16 game unbeaten streak broken in a loss to the San Francisco Giants. After winning their first 4 games of the season with Simon on the hill the Tigers have lost 3 of their last 4 when he has gotten the start. In his last start he only gave up 2 earned runs in 6 innings, but got little help in a 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Simon is winless in his last 4 starts, but in 3 home starts this season he is 2-0 with an ERA of only 1.25.

This is a great pitching match up tonight and while Simon has been solid at home this season I have to go with McHugh and the Astros. They are off to a great start and they will get the win tonight in Detroit to even up this series at a game apiece.

Take the ASTROS

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