Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Prediction MLB Picks 6/14/24

Houston Astros (31-38) vs Detroit Tigers (33-35)

Game Info: Friday, June 14, 2024 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Hunter Brown (2-5) (5.58) vs Tarik Skubal (8-1) (1.92)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -109 / Detroit Tigers -109 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros prediction for this MLB game on Friday, June 14th at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. To formulate this prediction for game one in the series, we will examine:

  • The Tigers recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Astros recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Detroit 
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Houston
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Detroit and Houston
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Detroit and Houston

Tigers Trying to Stay in the Wild Card Race 

The Detroit Tigers are 33-35 this season and they have lost five of their last seven games. Detroit is coming off of a series loss against Washington, where they lost two out of three games. Prior to that series, the Tigers lost two out of three against the Brewers, won two out of three against the Rangers, and split four games with the Red Sox. Detroit is 5-7 in their last 12 games and they are fourth in the AL Central. 

The Detroit pitching staff has a 3.83 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a .240 opponent batting average. The Tigers offense has scored 290 runs with a .231 batting average and a .298 on base percentage. Riley Greene is batting .245 with 12 home runs and 30 RBI’s for the Tigers this season. Detroit has allowed at least five runs in five of their last seven games. 

Astros Need to String Some Wins Together

The Houston Astros are 31-38 this year and they have lost three of their last four games. Houston is coming off of a series loss against the Giants, where they lost two out of three games. Prior to that series, the Astros won two out of three against the Angels, won two out of three against the Cardinals, and lost two out of three against the Twins. Houston is 7-9 in their last 16 games and they are third in the AL West. 

The Houston pitching staff has a 4.20 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a .239 opponent batting average. The Astros offense has scored 306 runs with a .259 batting average and a .320 on base percentage. Yordan Alvarez is batting .293 with 14 home runs and 35 RBI’s for the Astros this season. Houston has allowed at least four runs in seven of their last ten games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Detroit is Tarik Skubal, who is 8-1 with a 1.92 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP over 79.2 innings pitched this year. Skubal has allowed one earned run or fewer in four of his last five starts and has allowed a total of two earned runs in his last three outings. The projected starting pitcher for Houston is Hunter Brown, who is 2-5 with a 5.58 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP over 61.1 innings pitched this season. Brown has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three of his last four starts and has gone six innings in all four of those outings. 

Why the Detroit Tigers will win

The Astros have lost five of their last six games as home favorites against the Tigers following a loss.The Tigers have won three of their last four games as road underdogs against the Astros following a win.The Astros have failed to cover the run line in each of their last five night games against the Tigers at Minute Maid Park following a loss.The Tigers have covered the run line in each of their last five games as road underdogs against AL West opponents following a home win.The Astros have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last four night games against AL Central opponents that held a losing record.

Total Runs Facts

Eleven of the Astros' last 12 games against American League opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.Ten of the Tigers' last 12 games as road underdogs have gone OVER the total runs line.The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Astros' last five night games against AL Central opponents.

Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Prediction 

Detroit comes into this game two games below .500 on the season, but they are 17-16 on the road. Houston is 17-18 at home and they have really struggled to get things going this year, despite having a very good lineup. The Astros have had issues with injuries to their pitching staff, but Hunter Brown will get the nod here and he has been pretty solid over the last two weeks. Detroit is going with Skubal, who might be the best pitcher in the AL. Detroit has actually done a decent job of scoring runs recently and I think Skubal will dial up another great outing. My Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros prediction is for the Tigers to win. 

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

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