Astros vs. Tigers Prediction
Will Justin Verlander lead the Houston Astros to a lopsided win against his former team when they hit the road to face the Detroit Tigers tonight at 6:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, September 10, 2018
6:10PM ET – Comerica Park
TV: ATSW (Hou); FSDT (Det)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Houston is the overwhelming favorite in this game, as the Astros are getting odds of -400 to win. The Tigers are listed with a +300 money line at home, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 78 percent going on Houston on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Astros end win streak
The Astros saw their 7-game win streak come to an end last night in a 6-5 loss at Boston. Houston is now 89-54 overall and 49-22 on the road. The Astros are putting up 4.97 runs per game on offense while allowing 3.30 runs per contest.
Justin Verlander takes the mound against his former team tonight. JV comes in with a 14-9 record through 30 starts this year. He has a 2.73 ERA with a 0.94 WHIP. Verlander has 248 strikeouts and 34 walks over 188.0 innings of work.
Tigers’ streak ends as well
The Detroit Tigers had their surprising 4-game win streak come to an end on Sunday as well in a 5-2 loss at home to the Cardinals. The Tigers are now 59-84 overall and 36-35 at home. Detroit is putting up 3.92 runs per game on offense while giving up 4.73 per contest.
Francisco Liriano gets the start for the Tigers today. He comes into the game with a 4-9 record through 22 starts. Liriano is carrying a 4.90 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP. Through 112.0 innings on the mound, Liriano has 87 strikeouts with 63 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros have won seven of their last eight games against a left-handed starter and four of their last five after a loss.
The Tigers are just 9-19 in their last 28 series openers and 4-10 in Liriano’s last 14 starts.
There’s really no value in betting on the Astros tonight straight up. That line is just far too great. The Tigers certainly are a longshot on paper, but there is reason to believe that they can pull off the win at home. Detroit has been a much better team at home and Verlander actually gave up six runs to the Tigers in just six innings back on July 15. Verlander has seen his ERA go up more than half a run in the last month. He’s not quite been the lockdown pitcher he was earlier this year.
The Pick: Detroit Tigers +300