Houston Astros at Detroit Tigers 7/29/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, July 29, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Collin McHugh vs. Matt Boyd
Comerica Park is the site of the matchup between the Houston Astros and the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, July 29, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Collin McHugh for the Astros and Matt Boyd for the Tigers.
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Houston opens at -131 while Detroit opens at +118. The Astros have a 54-40-7 over/under record and a 59-42-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 48-52-0 against the run line and have a 52-42-6 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 54-40-7 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 59-42-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 52-42-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 48-52-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
07/28/17 CF George Springer Quad "?" Friday vs Detroit Tigers
07/27/17 P Dallas Keuchel Neck 10-day DL (06/05); expected to be activated & start Friday vs. Detroit Tigers
07/26/17 3B Alex Bregman Leg "?" Friday vs Detroit Tigers
07/23/17 3B Colin Moran Facial 10-day DL (07/23)
07/18/17 SS Carlos Correa Thumb 10-day DL (07/18)
07/15/17 P Will Harris Shoulder 10-day DL (07/11)
07/01/17 P David Paulino Suspension 80 game suspension
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 60-day DL (04/19)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
07/06/17 P Daniel Norris Groin 10-day DL (07/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 67-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Collin McHugh has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 7.71 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 4 strikeouts over his 4.2 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 8.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 295 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 439 hitters and walked 124 batters. As a team, Houston allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 804 base hits and 407 earned runs. They have allowed 120 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 318 batters and struck out 1032. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.78.
As a team Houston is hitting .292, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .501 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .356, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.2 hits per game. George Springer is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .384. He has 114 hits this season in 368 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .590 and an OPS+ of 167. Jose Altuve is hitting .365 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .430. He has totaled 141 hits and he has driven in 59 men in 386 at bats. His OPS+ is 178 while his slugging percentage is at .575. The Astros have 1031 hits, including 225 doubles and 165 home runs. Houston has walked 329 times so far this season and they have struck out 693 times as a unit. They have left 698 men on base and have a team OPS of .858. They score 5.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 599 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 45-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.48, Matt Boyd has a 4-5 record and a 1.68 WHIP. He has 48 strikeouts over the 67.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 85 hits. He allows 11.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.40 and they have given up 314 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 280 batters and walked 142 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.96. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 933 base knocks and 486 earned runs this season. They have given up 125 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 341 hitters and struck out 753 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 10th in the league. The Tigers hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Justin Upton comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .368. He has 94 hits this year along with 61 RBI in 340 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 131. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 82 hits in 319 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .417. The Tigers as a unit have 889 base hits, including 182 doubles and 118 homers. Detroit has walked 350 times this year and they have struck out on 809 occasions. They have had 696 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 4.8 runs per game and totaled 480 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +118
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