Houston Astros at Detroit Tigers - 9/12/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (54-86) vs Houston Astros (90-50)
Game Info: Monday, September 12, 2022 at 6:40 pm (Comerica Park)
Eduardo Rodriguez (3-4) (4.13) vs Framber Valdez (14-5) (2.64)
Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers +170 / Houston Astros -200 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Houston Astros will play the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of their series at Comerica Park on Monday night.
The Houston Astros are 90-50 this season and have won three of their last four games. Houston is coming off of a series win against the Angels, where they won two out of three games. The Houston pitching staff has a 2.97 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP, and a .213 opponent batting average this season. The Astros offense has scored 632 runs with a .245 batting average and a .320 on base percentage. Yordan Alvarez is batting .291 with 32 home runs and 83 RBI’s for the Astros this season. The projected starter for Houston is Framber Valdez, who is 14-5 with a 2.64 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP over 170.2 innings pitched this season.
The Detroit Tigers are 54-86 this season and have won three of their last four games. Detroit is coming off of a series win against Kansas City, where they won two out of the three games played in the series. The Detroit pitching staff has a 4.11 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a .248 opponent batting average. The Tigers offense has scored 467 runs with a .230 batting average and a .287 on base percentage this year. Javier Baez is batting .231 with 12 home runs and 55 RBI’s for the Tigers this season. The projected starter for Detroit is Eduardo Rodriguez, who is 3-4 with a 4.13 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP over 61 innings pitched this season.
Houston is 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 Monday games. The under is 9-3 in Houston’s last 12 Monday games. Detroit is 2-5 in their last 7 Monday games and 7-20 in their last 27 game one’s of a series. The over is 5-0 in Detroit’s last 5 game one’s of a series. The under is 7-0 in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings.
Detroit has had a rough season, but they are coming off of a series win, which is rare for them. Houston has one of the best records in all of baseball and has Valdez on the mound. Framber Valdez hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs in his last 35.2 innings pitched. For the Tigers, Eduardo Rodriguez has allowed eight earned runs in his last 11 innings pitched. I like Houston to win this matchup by at least two runs.
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