Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers Prediction MLB Picks 5/12/24

Detroit Tigers (19-19) vs Houston Astros (14-24)

Game Info: Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 1:40 pm (Comerica Park)

Jack Flaherty (0-2) (3.86) vs Justin Verlander (1-1) (4.43)

Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers -106 / Houston Astros -111 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate a Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers Prediction for this MLB showdown on Sunday, May 12th at Comerica Park. . To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Astros recent form and recent player performance 

-The Tigers recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Houston

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Detroit

-Recent betting trends in games played between Houston and Detroit

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Astros and Tigers. 

Astros Continue to Suck

There is no other way to put it, the Astros are awful. On Saturday, the offense only managed two runs, and they lost by six runs. The Astros are averaging 4.39 runs, while their pitching is giving up 5.13 runs per game. The offense is ranked 14th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 27th. They currently have a batting average of .257 which is 3rd in the league. Kyle Tucker has hit 12 home runs and driven in 26 RBIs. Getting the start for the Astros will be Justin Verlander, who sits with a 1-1 record and an ERA of 4.43. In his last start against the Yankees, he went five innings giving up eight hits and seven runs. 

Tigers Pick Up A Big Win

The Tigers sit with a 20-10 record overall, and they sure looked good on Saturday. The Tigers scored eight runs on the way to the six run victory. Mark Canha hit a home run and drove in four RBIs. The Tigers are averaging 3.97 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.89 runs per game. The offense is ranked 21st in the league, while the pitching is ranked 10th. They are averaging a 0.079 run differential, which is 16th in the league. Getting the start for the Tigers will be Jack Flaherty who sits with an 0-2 record and an ERA of 3.86. In his last start against the Cleveland Guardians, he went six innings giving up six hits and two runs. 

Detroit Tigers Player Prop Facts

  • Gio Urshela has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine appearances against the Astros.
  • Kerry Carpenter has hit at least one home run in two of his last three appearances against AL West opponents.
  • Kerry Carpenter has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four appearances against AL West opponents.
  • Gio Urshela has recorded at least one total base in each of his last nine appearances against the Astros.
  • Jack Flaherty has recorded six or more strikeouts in each of his last five appearances.
  • Riley Greene has recorded a Double in each of the Tigers' last three games as home underdogs.
  • Gio Urshela has recorded at least one Single in each of his last nine appearances against the Astros.
  • Zach McKinstry has scored a run in each of his last five appearances against the Astros.

Houston Astros Player Prop Facts

  • Kyle Tucker has hit a home run in four of his last five appearances with the Astros against AL opponents.
  • Yordan Alvarez has recorded at least one RBI in eight of the Astros' last nine games as road favorites against AL Central opponents.
  • Justin Verlander has recorded six or more strikeouts in seven of his last eight appearances at Comerica Park.
  • Jose Altuve has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Astros' last six day games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jose Altuve has scored at least one run in each of his last nine Sunday day appearances against AL teams that held a winning record.
  • Alex Bregman has recorded at least one Double in each of the Astros' last three games as favorites against the Tigers.
  • Jeremy Pena has recorded at least one Single in each of the Astros' last nine games as favorites against AL Central opponents.
  • Justin Verlander has recorded a win in six of his last seven appearances at Comerica Park.
  • Chas McCormick has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight appearances with the Astros as favorites against AL Central opponents.
  • Kyle Tucker ranks T1st in the league in Home Runs (12) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Detroit Tigers rank T2nd in the league for triples this season (9).
  • The Detroit Tigers rank 4th in the league for opponent batting average this season (.218).
  • The Houston Astros rank 1st in the league for strikeouts against this season (246).
  • The Houston Astros rank 3rd in the league for batting average this season (.257).

Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers Prediction

Verlander gave up eight hits and seven runs in his last start, and he’s going to really struggle against the Tigers here. The Tigers are averaging 3.97 runs per game but they are going to go well over that number here. The Astros offense has been better overall, but they are going to struggle to get the offense going against Flaherty here. Back the Tigers to get the job done on the money line. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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