Tigers vs. Astros Free Pick
LINE MOVEMENT: The Tigers opened as -185 money line favorites and that’s where their odds currently sit, while the Astros have stayed at +170. Detroit is 16-11 overall and 6-7 on the road, while Houston is 8-21 overall and 4-9 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 83% of the betting public currently favors Detroit. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take the over. According to latest MLB trends, Detroit is 6-2 Over last 8 vs. a right-handed start, 15-6-1 Over last 22 as a favorite. Houston is 4-0 Over last 4 overall, 6-2 Over last 8 vs. Tigers, 12-3-1 Over in Norris' last 16 starts with four days rest and 6-2-1 Over last 9 as a home dog.
Detroit (16-11, 17-9 O/U) won the opener of this series on Thursday in 14 innings. Detroit scored four runs in the 14th for the win. Houston (8-21, 18-9 O/U) has dropped seven of their last eight games. They send Bud Norris to the mound, who has stumbled in his last three starts. He could only get two outs against Oakland on April 17. He allowed five runs (three earned) and nine hits in six innings to suffer a loss at Boston on Sunday. Now he has to face the likes of Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder. Cabrera has recorded multiple hits in seven of his last 10 games. Detroit should put up another seven runs in this game. The Tigers visit Minute Maid Park in Houston to take on the Astros on Friday at 8:10pmET.
FRIDAY MLB FREE PICK: TIGERS/ASTROS OVER 8