Detroit Tigers at Houston Astros Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 6/27/2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 4:10 PM on FSDT, CSNH
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Detroit Tigers - Scherzer (9-3, 3.71 ERA) vs. Houston Astros - Keuchel (8-5, 2.78 ERA)
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Reigning American League Cy Young award winner Max Scherzer will go for his tenth win of the year when he and the Detroit Tigers go up against eight-game winner Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros on Saturday afternoon.
Max Scherzer bounced back from one of his worst starts of the season to dominate the Cleveland Indians over six innings of work on Sunday. He allowed just one run in that game while walking two and striking out eight. His ERA is now down to 3.71 on the season and he has been able to strike out 119 hitters in 104.1 innings of work.
Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler has four hits against Scherzer in 13 at-bats with a double and three RBI. Matt Dominguez is just 1-for-9 against him in his career with four strikeouts.
Third-year starter Dallas Keuchel pitched eight innings against the Tampa Bay Rays in his last start, but he came away with his fifth loss of the year after giving up five runs in that game. He allowed nine hits in those eight innings of work and he walked four batters while striking out four. Keuchel has been solid for the Astros this season, going 8-5 through 15 starts with a 2.78 ERA.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has six hits in 19 at-bats against Keuchel with a home run, two walks and two RBI.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 40-30-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.2
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 35-41-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Houston Astros is -0.7
Injuries to Watch
06/25/14 P Ian Krol Shoulder 15-day DL (6/21)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 15-day DL (5/2)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29); out for season
06/21/14 P Jose Cisnero Elbow 60-day DL (6/20)
06/16/14 P Josh Fields Forearm 15-day DL (6/15)
05/14/14 P Anthony Bass Oblique 15-day DL (5/11)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 15-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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