Houston Astros at Detroit Tigers MLB Parlay 5/15/2019
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Matt Hall
The Houston Astros visit Comerica Park on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Justin Verlander for the Astros and Matt Hall for the Tigers.
The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -143 and Detroit at +133. The Astros have a 19-21-2 over/under record and a 21-21-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 19-20-0 against the run line and have a 17-22-0 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 19-21-2 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 21-21-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 17-22-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 19-20-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
05/11/19 2B Jose Altuve Hamstring 10-day IL (05/11)
03/28/19 P Joe Smith Achilles 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 P Lance McCullers Jr Elbow 10-day IL (03/25); is out for season
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/13/19 P Tyson Ross Elbow 10-day IL (05/13)
05/09/19 SS Jordy Mercer Quad 10-day IL (05/09)
05/01/19 P Matt Moore Knee 60-day IL (04/30); is out for season
04/26/19 P Jordan Zimmermann Elbow 10-day IL (04/26)
03/28/19 P Michael Fulmer Elbow 60-day IL (03/23)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 27-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 6-1 record with an earned run average of 2.51 and a WHIP of 0.82 this season. He has 68 strikeouts over his 57.1 innings pitched and he's given up 33 hits. He's allowed 5.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.95 and they have given up 93 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the bullpen and they've struck out 131 hitters and walked 40 batters. As a team, Houston allows 6.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 278 base hits and 146 earned runs. They have allowed 50 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 107 batters and struck out 400. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.05 and their FIP as a unit is 3.68.
As a team Houston is hitting .281, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .507 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .353, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Michael Brantley is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 53 hits this season in 159 at bats with 29 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .585 and an OPS+ of 157. George Springer is hitting .323 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 53 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 164 at bats. His OPS+ is 180 while his slugging percentage is at .652. The Astros have 401 hits, including 77 doubles and 79 home runs. Houston has walked 153 times so far this season and they have struck out 302 times as a unit. They have left 292 men on base and have a team OPS of .860. They score 5.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 229 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 18-21 overall mark this year. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.51 and they have given up 148 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .276 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 127 batters and walked 67 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.71. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 344 base knocks and 181 earned runs this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 138 hitters and struck out 316 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.59.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 25th in the league. The Tigers hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Nicholas Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .323. He has 40 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 148 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .453 with an OPS+ of 106. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 42 hits in 147 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .347. The Tigers as a unit have 296 base hits, including 80 doubles and 32 homers. Detroit has walked 118 times this year and they have struck out on 378 occasions. They have had 270 men left on base and have an OPS of .670. They have scored 3.46 runs per game and totaled 135 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Tigers +133
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