Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros Free MLB Picks

May 3, 2013


The Houston Astros will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Friday when they take on the Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park.
The Tigers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Doug Fister in this game. Fister has a 4-0 record and a 2.38 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Astros will be Bud Norris. The righthander has a 4.20 ERA to go along with a 3-3 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 170-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.
Detroit won its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Astros on May 2. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -163 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Current streak:
Houston has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 16-11 SU
Houston: 8-21 SU

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Houston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Detroit’s last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit’s last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston’s last 7 games
Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston’s last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Houston home to Detroit, Saturday, May 4

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