Detroit Tigers at Houston Astros - 5/7/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Detroit Tigers at Houston Astros - 5/7/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (15-11) vs Detroit Tigers (8-16)

Game Info: Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 4:05 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Framber Valdez (1-2) (3.42) vs Eduardo Rodriguez (0-2) (5.33)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -190 / Detroit Tigers +180 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers face off on Saturday afternoon in an American League MLB showdown at Minute Maid Park. The Astros have won the first two games of this series, each by a final score of 3-2. 

The Tigers come into this game with an 8-17 record overall, and it looks like it’s going to be another long year for Detroit. The pitching hasn’t been awful the first two games of this series, but the offense hasn’t gotten a ton of going, and they need to find a way to manufacture more runs here. The Tigers are averaging only 3.08 runs per game which is 29th in the league. Javier Baez has been the top player hitting two home runs and driving in 11 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Astros who sit with a 16-11 record overall and they have found a ton of success this season even though the offense hasn’t been the best all the time. On Friday it was Luis Garcia who had a good start and led the Astros to the victory. Yordan Alvarez has had a big season hitting eight home runs and driving in 15 RBIs. 

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On the mound for the Tigers is Eduardo Rodriguez who sits with an 0-2 record and an ERA of 5.33. In his last start against the Los Angeles Dodgers, he went 5.2 innings giving up eight hits and six runs. 

On the mound for the Astros is Framber Valdez who sits with a 1-2 record and an ERA of 3.42. In his last start against the Toronto Blue Jays, he went 6.1 innings giving up two hits and three runs. 

The Astros are 0-4 in Valdez’s last four starts. The under is 5-0 in the Astros last five games played on Saturday. The over is 5-0 in Rodriguez’s last five starts. The over is 6-1 in Valdez’s last seven home starts. 

The Astros offense has been inconsistent, and it’s a big reason why they have been 0-4 in Valdez’s last four starts. Look for the Tigers offense to find a bit of success against Valdez and it will be enough to pull the upset. Valdez gave up three runs in the last game. Back the Tigers on the money line.

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