Houston Astros at Detroit Tigers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/5/2014
Tuesday, May 6, 7:08 PM on CSNH, FSDT
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Houston Astros - Oberholtzer, B (0-5) vs. Detroit Tigers - Ray, R (0-0)
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Tuesday night, Brett Oberholtzer and the Houston Astros will take on Robbie Ray and the Detroit Tigers. Oberholtzer will be making his 7th start of the year as Ray makes his major league debut.
Brett Oberholtzer carries an 0 – 5 record and an ERA of 5.63 into this game. His last start was a disaster as he allowed 6 runs on 11 hits (including a home run) while walking 2 and striking out 5 in just 4.2 innings. The Giants have lost all 6 times that Oberholtzer has taken the mound. In 2013, he was 4 – 5 with an ERA of 2.76 in 10 starts and 3 relief appearances.
Last season, Oberholtzer didn’t face the Tigers and he has only seen two of their hitters in his career. Both Ian Kinsler and Austin Romine have each gotten a hit off of the left-hander.
Robbie Ray started the season with the Toledo Mud Hens but on Tuesday night he will walk to the major league hill for the first time in his young career. He will take the place of Anibal Sanchez, who is on the disabled list with a blister on his middle finger. This season, at Triple-A Toledo, Ray was 3 – 2 with a 1.53 ERA in 5 starts and a relief appearance. His strikeout to walk ratio looks good with 21 strikeouts to just 5 walks and he comes into this game with a 16.1 scoreless innings streak.
If Ray studies the scouting report well and listens to the experienced hurlers on the staff, he should learn enough to handle this start.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 15-15-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Houston Astros is -1.8
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 13-11-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 1
Injuries to Watch
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 15-day DL (4/22)
04/21/14 P Scott Feldman Bicep 15-day DL (4/21)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Asher Wojcie Side 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day (3/21)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 15-day DL (5/2)
04/27/14 P Anibal Sanchez Finger 15-day DL (4/27)
04/21/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 15-day DL (4/19)
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)
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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