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Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros MLB Baseball Betting Picks

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Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros

Tonight’s MLB baseball betting action offers a thrilling contest in the Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros matchup. The Tigers enter tonight’s action riding a 2-game losing streak and will be looking to turn things around this evening. The Astros on the other hand, recently snapped a 5-game losing streak and will be vying to build off that success at home this Monday night. So what do the MLB baseball odds have to say about this pairing?

Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros – Monday, August 19th

When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
TV: ABC
Stream: ABC Sports, NBA League Pass

Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Tigers +1½ (+175) 9½ (-115) +330
Astros -1½ (-210) 9½ (-105) -370
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Detroit Tigers

The Tigers step into tonight’s action sporting a 37-84 record that ranks them dead last in the AL Central. Considering the type of success they’re having this season, Detroit’s season is all but over. Nevertheless, the club can still take to the diamond this evening to try and usurp the Astros. Tonight they’re tasking RHP Edwin Jackson with getting the win on the road. Jackson steps into tonight’s action sporting a 3-5 record as well as an 8.62 ERA and a 1.84 WHIP. With this in mind, it’s clear that Detroit doesn’t stand a chance on the road against Houston. Tonight’s MLB baseball betting odds second this.

Players to Watch: Niko Goodrum (11 HR, 44 RBI, .249 BA), Nicholas Castellanos (11 HR, 37 RBI, .273 BA), and Miguel Cabrera (9 HR, 48 RBI, .278 BA).

Houston Astros

The Astros enter tonight’s matchup flashing a 79-46 record that pegs them as the best team in the AL West. Currently the Oakland Athletics are Houston’s nearest threat but are still 7 ½ game behind the Stros. Having said this, it’s clear that the Astros have built up a decent lead atop the AL West. However, their recent losing streak reminds this team that they need to keep winning to maintain the status quo. Tonight Houston will be sending LHP Wade Miley to the mound to get this win. Miley enters tonight’s action sporting an 11-4 record as well as a 3.11 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Michael Brantley (18 HR, 74 RBI, .335 BA), Yuli Gurriel (25 HR, 86 RBI, 304 BA), and Alex Bregman (30 HR, 83 RBI, .282 BA).

Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros Betting Numbers

Trends

  • Detroit Tigers

    • 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
    • 0-6 SU in their last 6 games against Houston.
    • 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
    • 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Houston.
    • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 11 of Detroit’s last 16 games played on a Monday.
    • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games when playing as the underdog.
    • 33-28 ATS when playing on the road this season.
  • Houston Astros

    • 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
    • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games against Detroit.
    • 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.
    • 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit.
    • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston’s last 11 games against an opponent in the American League Central division.
    • 32-26 ATS when playing at home this season.

Injuries

  • Detroit Tigers

    • Jeimer Candelario 3B
    • Sergio Alcantara SS
    • Grayson Greiner C
  • Houston Astros

    • Lance McCullers Jr. SP
    • Francis Martes SP
    • Aledmys Diaz 2B
    • Gerrit Cole SP

Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros matchup? All things considered, Houston is the only way to bet here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Moneyline: The moneyline is pretty lopsided tonight and doesn’t offer much value.

ATS: The spread gives you better odds if you’re looking to back Houston.

TOTALs: Might as well go with the OVER.

Score Prediction: 10-4 Houston.