Houston Astros at Detroit Tigers MLB Picks 5/13/2019
Monday, May 13, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Peacock vs. Matthew Boyd
The Houston Astros visit Comerica Park on Monday, May 13, 2019 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Brad Peacock for the Astros and Matthew Boyd for the Tigers.
The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -140 and Detroit at +130. The Astros have a 17-21-2 over/under record and a 19-21-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 18-19-0 against the run line and have a 16-21-0 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 17-21-2 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 19-21-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 16-21-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 18-19-0 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
05/09/19 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
04/30/19 2B Josh Harrison Shoulder 10-day IL (04/27)
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 25-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Peacock has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 4.30 and a WHIP of 1.09 this season. He has 38 strikeouts over his 37.2 innings pitched and he's given up 31 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.91 and they have given up 85 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the bullpen and they've struck out 122 hitters and walked 35 batters. As a team, Houston allows 6.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.6. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 264 base hits and 140 earned runs. They have allowed 48 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 97 batters and struck out 379. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.03 and their FIP as a unit is 3.66.
As a team Houston is hitting .276, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .493 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .350, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Michael Brantley is hitting .340 with an on-base percentage of .387. He has 51 hits this season in 150 at bats with 29 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .607 and an OPS+ of 166. George Springer is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 46 hits and he has driven in 33 men in 154 at bats. His OPS+ is 166 while his slugging percentage is at .610. The Astros have 372 hits, including 73 doubles and 71 home runs. Houston has walked 148 times so far this season and they have struck out 291 times as a unit. They have left 281 men on base and have a team OPS of .843. They score 5.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 206 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 17-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.86, Matthew Boyd has a 4-2 record and a 0.93 WHIP. He has 63 strikeouts over the 50.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 36 hits. He's allowing 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.41 and they have given up 138 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 123 batters and walked 63 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.67. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 323 base knocks and 170 earned runs this season. They have given up 47 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 131 hitters and struck out 305 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.46.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 25th in the league. The Tigers hold a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Nicholas Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .264 with an OBP of .320. He has 37 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 140 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .429 with an OPS+ of 100. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 40 hits in 140 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .350. The Tigers as a unit have 283 base hits, including 77 doubles and 30 homers. Detroit has walked 110 times this year and they have struck out on 361 occasions. They have had 255 men left on base and have an OPS of .671. They have scored 3.49 runs per game and totaled 129 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros -140
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