Detroit Tigers at Houston Astros - 5/5/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Houston Astros (14-11) vs Detroit Tigers (8-15)
Game Info: Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Jose Urquidy (2-1) (5.95) vs Tarik Skubal (1-2) (3.05)
Betting Odds: Houston Astros -175 / Detroit Tigers +143 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Detroit Tigers will play the Houston Astros in Game 1 of their series on Thursday night at Minute Maid Park.
The Detroit Tigers are 8-15 this season and have lost eight of their last ten games. Detroit split Wednesday’s doubleheader with Pittsburgh by scores of 3-2 and 2-7. The Detroit pitching staff has a 3.49 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a .231 opponent batting average this season. The Tigers offense has scored 72 runs with a .226 batting average and a .301 on base percentage. Austin Meadows is batting .299 with 11 RBI’s for the Tigers this season. The projected starter for Detroit is Tarik Skubal, who is 1-2 with a 3.05 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 20.2 innings pitched this season.
The Houston Astros are 14-11 this season and have won three games in a row. Houston is coming off of a series sweep of the Mariners, where they won all three games. The Houston pitching staff has a 3.23 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, and a .221 opponent batting average. The Astros offense has scored 96 runs with a .219 batting average and a .294 on base percentage this year. Yordan Alvarez is batting .268 with eight home runs and 15 RBI’s for the Astros this season. The projected starter for Houston is Jose Urquidy, who is 2-1 with a 5.95 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP over 19.2 innings pitched this season.
Detroit is 15-36 in their last 51 Thursday games and 1-6 in their last 7 road games. The under is 21-9-2 in Detroit’s last 32 road games. Houston is 6-2 in their last 8 games and 21-7 in their last 28 Thursday games. The under is 5-0 in Houston’s last 5 Thursday games. Detroit is 5-2 in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings.
The Tigers come into this series really struggling this season after having high expectations all spring. Houston has been much better and has the home field advantage. The Detroit offense has been absolutely brutal and I don’t expect it to change. Skubal has been decent for the Tigers, but did give up 6 runs (3 earned) in his last start. I am taking the under in this game.
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