Tigers vs. Astros Friday Prediction
The Detroit Tigers will attempt to snap a four-game losing streak when they visit the Houston Astros on Friday night. Will the game fall under the betting total or will the two clubs break out their bats tonight?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, July 13, 2018
8:10 p.m. ET, Minute Maid Park
TV: DET (FSD); HOU (ATTH)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Astros as a -265 favorite. As of this writing, 75% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Astros to beat the Tigers on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Tigers' Fiers locks down Rangers in easy win
Mike Fiers surrendered one run on five hits over six innings in Saturday's win over the Rangers. Fiers was the beneficiary of the Tigers dropping a seven-spot on Cole Hamels in the first inning. He did not squander the opportunity for an easy outing, striking out six and walking one over six frames, with only a solo home run by Rougned Odor in the sixth inning spoiling his vibe. He's been pitching well of late, having now turned in three consecutive starts of one run surrendered, five or fewer hits allowed and at least six innings. He'll look to make it four such consecutive outings in a road dance with the Astros in his next scheduled outing. Fiers is working to a respectable 3.65 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 74/21 K/BB ratio across 98 2/3 innings covering 17 starts.
Astros' Keuchel sharp for seven innings in last start
Dallas Keuchel worked seven innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Astros' 2-1 defeat of the White Sox. That one run he allowed came on a Tim Anderson sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh. Keuchel issued three walks and surrendered six hits, but prevented the White Sox from inflicting any major damage throughout the afternoon as the Astros notched their sixth win in a row. The 30-year-old left-hander will carry a 3.95 ERA into his next start at home against the Tigers
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers are 4-18 in their last 22 games overall.
The Astros have won five of Keuchel's last six starts.
The under is 4-1-1 in the Tigers' last six games overall, is 20-7 in their last 27 road games versus an opponent with a winning home record and is 12-2 in their last 14 games when their opponent allows five runs or more in their previous game. On the other side, the under is 6-2-1 in the Astros' last nine games versus a team with a losing record and is 5-2-1 in their last eight games coming off a loss.
The Pick: Tigers/Astros under 8.5