Astros vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, April 5, 2023

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Astros vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 5, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Houston Astros (2-4) stumble into Wednesday’s matchup with the Detroit Tigers (2-3) looking to break a three-game losing streak. The contest starts at 2:10 PM ET on SportsNet SW with the Astros listed as -256 favorites to right the ship.

Cristian Javier will get the ball for Houston while Detroit will counter with Eduardo Rodriguez.

Astros vs. Tigers Odds

  • Astros odds to win: -256
  • Tigers odds to win: +211
  • Spread: Astros -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2023
  • Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet SW

Who Will Win Astros vs. Tigers?

Astros and Tigers Betting Trends (2022)

The Astros won 69.1% of the games last season they were the moneyline favorite (103-46).

Houston had a record of 15-7 when it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -256 or shorter last year (68.2%).

The Tigers were underdogs 136 times last season and won 53, or 39%, of those games.

Last season, Detroit won three of its 11 games, or 27.3%, when it was the underdog by at least +211 on the moneyline.

The Astros combined with their opponents to go over the total 62 times last season for a 62-100-12 record against the over/under.

The Tigers and their opponents hit the over in 61 of their 162 games with a total last season.

Astros Stats & Insights

The Astros rank 12th in runs scored with 26, 4.3 per game.

Houston is 21st in MLB play with four home runs. They average 0.7 per game.

The Astros are 21st in MLB with a .235 batting average.

Houston strikes out 8.5 times per game, the fifth-worst mark in baseball.

The Astros pitching staff is fourth in MLB with a collective 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings.

Houston has the 13th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (4.34).

Tigers Stats & Insights (2022)

The Tigers were among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking last with just 556 total runs (3.4 per game) last season.

Detroit hit just 110 homers last season, which ranked last in the league.

The Tigers ranked 25th in MLB with a .231 team batting average.

Detroit had the 21st-ranked strikeouts per game rate (8.7) among MLB offenses.

The Tigers had a 7.6 K/9 last season as a pitching staff, which ranked 25th in the majors.

Detroit pitchers had a combined ERA of 4.06 last year, which ranked 21st in MLB.

Astros Key Players to Watch

Javier (0-0) gets the start for the Astros, his second of the season.

Kyle Tucker leads Houston with two home runs this season. He’s batting .300 with six RBI.

Yordan Alvarez leads Houston in home runs with two and runs batted in with nine.

Jose Abreu is batting .360 to lead Houston this season.

Chas McCormick is batting .200 with an OBP of .429 and a slugging percentage of .200 this season.

Tigers Key Players to Watch (2022)

The Tigers will send Rodriguez to the mound for his second start of the season.

Javier Baez accumulated a batting average of .238, with 17 home runs and 67 runs batted in last season.

Jonathan Schoop had 23 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs and 20 walks while hitting .202.

Eric Haase hit .254 last season with 17 doubles, a triple, 14 home runs and 25 walks.

Matt Vierling hit .246 with 12 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 23 walks.

Astros and Tigers Injuries

Astros: Jose Altuve: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Michael Brantley: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Parker Mushinski: 15 Day IL (Spine), Blake Taylor: 15 Day IL (Elbow)

Tigers: Tyler Nevin: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Beau Brieske: 15 Day IL (Arm), Michael Lorenzen: 15 Day IL (Groin), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tarik Skubal: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Astros vs. Tigers Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Tigers 4, Astros 3
  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs
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