Tigers vs. Astros Prediction

Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros, 8/21/19 Prediction & Odds

The Detroit Tigers will face their old ace in Justin Verlander tonight in game three of their four-game series at the Houston Astros. Is Houston on the runline the strongest bet on the board?

Game Snapshot

921 Detroit Tigers at 922 Houston Astros

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Minute Maid Park at 8:10PM ET

TV: ATT SportsNet-SW

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Astros are a massive -520 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Tigers are a +448 underdog, while the over-under is set at 8.5 runs. As of Wednesday afternoon, 70 percent of public bets are siding with host Houston. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Reyes homers in loss

Detroit was doubled up by a count of 6-3 Tuesday night at Houston to drop to 37-86 overall and 20-43 on the road. Victor Reyes helped pace the Tigers offense as he finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs scored. Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI. Gordon Beckham was 2-for-4 with a double and a run. Spencer Turnbull took the loss as he allowed five earned runs on six hits with three strikeouts and three walks over three innings. Daniel Norris starts tonight for Detroit as he comes in with a 3-10 record, 4.82 ERA and 1.41 WHIP with 105 strikeouts over 123 1/3 innings pitched.

Altuve powers Astros

Houston picked up a 6-3 victory over visiting Detroit Tuesday night to improve to 81-46 overall and 45-15 at home. Jose Altuve led the Astros offense as he ended the contest 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBIs. Martin Maldonado was 1-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk and two runs. George Springer went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk. Yordan Alvarez did not record an official at-bat as he was walked all four plate appearances. Brad Peacock recorded the win in relief as he gave up one hit with three strikeouts and one walk over 1 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball. Roberto Osuna threw a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout for his 29th save. Verlander draws the start tonight for Houston as he comes in with a 15-4 record, 2.81 ERA and 0.84 WHIP with 228 strikeouts over 169 2/3 innings of work. 

MLB Betting Trends

Detroit

The Tigers are 19-41 in their last 60 Wednesday games. Detroit is 14-38 in its last 52 road games.

Houston

The Astros are 4-1 in the last five Verlander home starts. Houston is 22-9 in its last 31 games overall. 

Prediction: 

I think this has to be the biggest moneyline gap I've ever seen for an MLB game. My memory isn't always the greatest, but I can't remember seeing anything wider than this. Even the runline bet has big juice. Even so, it's the only bet I'm considering here. Despite Carlos Correa heading to the injured list, the Astros have an array of power hitters who mash lefties. And Verlander is Verlander, plus the added motivation of facing his former team. Take the Astros on the runline.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: HOUSTON ASTROS RL -220

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