Detroit Tigers at Houston Astros:- 4/12/21 MLB Picks and Predictions
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Houston Astros (6-3) vs Detroit Tigers (3-5)
Game Info: Monday, April 12, 2021 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Zack Greinke (1-0) (1.38) vs Casey Mize (0-0) (2.25)
Betting Odds: Houston Astros -225 / Detroit Tigers +204 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Detroit TIgers and Houston Astros face off on Monday in an MLB showdown at MInute Maid Park. This will be the first meeting of the year for both teams.
THe Tigers knew there might be some struggles heading into the season and they were sept over the weekend by the Clevlenad Indians. During the three-game losing streak the TIgers offense could only manage five runs and this team doesn’t have a pitching staff to make up for an offense that has struggled. Akil Baddooo has been the best player so far this season hitting two home runs and driving in seven RBI’s.
On the other side of this matchup is the Houston Astros who got out to a super fast start to the season and they have lost two games in a row. The offense was strong to start the season but over the last two games they have scored only five runs total. Kyle Tucker has been the best player for the Astros hitting four home runs and driving in 11 RBI’s.
Casey Mize will get the start for the Tigers and in his first start against the Twins he went four innings giving up five hits and one run.
On the mound for the Astros will be Zack Greinke and in 13 innings so far this year he has given up eiight hits and two runs.
Tigers are 16-39 in their last 55 road games with the total set at 9.0-10.5. Tigers are 55-135 in their last 190 overall Tigers are 54-133 in their last 187 games on grass.Astros are 61-27 in their last 88 home games.Astros are 9-4 in their last 13 overall. Astros are 9-4 in their last 13 games on grass. Tigers are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in Houston. Under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Greinke is going to lock down in this game and that will be the difference. Back the Astros -1.5 to come away with the victory.