Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Prediction MLB Picks 6/16/24

Houston Astros (32-39) vs Detroit Tigers (34-36)

Game Info: Sunday, June 16, 2024 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

() () vs Kenta Maeda (2-2) (5.89)

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

The Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros meet Sunday in MLB game 3 action at Minute Maid Park. Here’s a Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Prediction.

Detroit Tigers Betting Preview

The Detroit Tigers are 34-36 on the year and play the Braves and White Sox next. The Detroit Tigers have scored 20 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 7 games. The Detroit Tigers have split their last 6 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Riley Greene leads the Detroit Tigers with 66 hits and 36 RBI, while Matt Vierling and Mark Canha have combined for 113 hits and 59 RBI.

Houston Astros Betting Preview

The Houston Astros are 32-39 on the year and play the White Sox and Orioles next. The Houston Astros have scored 12 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 8 games. The Houston Astros have won 6 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Jose Altuve leads the Houston Astros with 85 hits and 26 RBI, while Yordan Alvarez and Jeremy Pena have combined for 154 hits and 62 RBI.

Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Pitching Matchup

Kenta Maeda gets the ball for the Detroit Tigers, and he is 2-2 with a 5.89 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Maeda has allowed 9 hits and 6 runs in his last 8.2 innings. Maeda has a 10.80 ERA and .343 allowed batting average in 15 road innings. Maeda is 1-1 with a 6.97 ERA and 9 strikeouts in his career against the Houston Astros.

The Houston Astros didn’t announce a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.

Why the Houston Astros will win

  • The Astros have won each of their last five games at Minute Maid Park following a loss.
  • The Tigers have lost each of their last four day games against the Astros following a road win.
  • The Tigers have failed to cover the run line in each of their last four games against the Astros following a win.
  • The Astros have covered the run line in each of their last four games following a home loss.

Houston Astros Player Prop Facts

  • Chas McCormick has recorded at least one RBI in six of his last seven appearances in day games against AL Central teams that held a losing record.
  • Alex Bregman has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 14 appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Kyle Tucker has hit a home run in each of his last two home appearances against the Tigers.
  • Alex Bregman has recorded at least one Single in six of his last seven appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Alex Bregman has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 14 appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Alex Bregman has scored at least one run in each of the Astros' last six games against the Tigers at Minute Maid Park.

Detroit Tigers Player Prop Facts

  • Spencer Torkelson has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last six Sunday day appearances.
  • Mark Canha has recorded a Double in each of the Tigers' last three day games against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Spencer Torkelson has hit a home run in each of his last two appearances in day games against AL teams that held a losing record.
  • Gio Urshela has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 road appearances against the Astros.
  • Gio Urshela has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 11 road appearances against the Astros.
  • Gio Urshela has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 road appearances against the Astros.
  • Riley Greene has scored at least one run in seven of the Tigers' last eight day games.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Houston Astros rank 2nd in the league for hits this season (631).
  • The Houston Astros rank 4th in the league for home runs this season (87).
  • The Detroit Tigers rank 4th in the league for walks allowed this season (191).
  • The Detroit Tigers rank T5th in the league for home runs allowed this season (64).

Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Prediction

The Houston Astros didn't announce a starting pitcher at the time this article was published, but it doesn't matter to me. While you can argue the Detroit Tigers have been the better team, I have little use for Kenta Maeda. Maeda isn't going deep into games, he's had issues with his control, and he's been hit hard in recent efforts. Maeda has also been downright horrible in 15 road innings. Whoever the Astros throw on the mound can't be much worse than what Maeda has shown up to this point. Give me the Astros on this fine Sunday afternoon.

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