Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Prediction, 4/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+180) Houston (-286)
Matthew Boyd and the Detroit Tigers (3-6, 5th in AL Central) head to Minute Maid Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the Houston Astros (6-3, 1st in AL West). The Tigers open this game at +180 while the Astros are priced at -286. The O/U is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Matthew Boyd and Jake Odorizzi.
As a squad, the Detroit Tigers are compiling 3.2 runs per outing, which ranks them 25th in baseball. They have a total of 29 runs scored and hold an OBP of .268. The Tigers have hit 7 doubles as a squad and have hit 11 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 29 RBI's in addition to 56 base knocks on the year, and their team batting average is at .197. Detroit has a slugging percentage of .352 and have been rung up 88 times, while being walked on 27 occasions.
The Tigers have compiled a team earned run average of 6.04 so far this season (29th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 77 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 39 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 5.35 as a team for the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.97 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.46. Tigers pitchers have surrendered 16 home runs in addition to 54 runs (3rd in the league).
The Tigers relievers have a save percentage of 50.0% and has entered the game in 9 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 8 runners so far this year with 37.5% of them crossed the plate. Tigers relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 6 times in addition to having 4 appearances in high leverage situations. The Tigers have sent 28 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relievers have racked up 5 holds over the course of the season (12th in MLB). They have 2 saves on the season and have missed out on 2 out of their 4 save chances.
Boyd (35-55 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.72 while he has gone up against 3,088 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. He has allowed 726 hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 229 walks. His ERA is 5.02 (401 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.329. Boyd has taken the hill for 718 innings and has tallied 702 strikeouts so far in his career.
The Astros hold a team slugging percentage of .498 and they earn 6.22 runs per outing (3rd in the league). They have put up 20 two-baggers, while taking a walk 29 times and putting up 56 runs. Houston has accounted for 16 HRs on the year to go along with 52 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 70 occasions (26th in the league) and have earned 90 hits. The Houston Astros have tallied an OBP of .345 and a team batting average of .280 for the year.
The Houston pitching staff have yielded 33 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 3.49 (31 earned runs relinquished). They have conceded 8 home runs and they concede 3.71 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Astros have a team WHIP of 1.138 and have a FIP of 3.91 as a squad so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.55 (74 strikeouts vs 29 bases on balls). They come in at 22nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 62.
With 10 save situations, the Astros have amassed 7 holds in addition to 1 blown save. Houston has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 2 save opportunities and they have walked away with 1 save. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 8 times in high leverage situations in addition to 8 occasions with runners on. Houston relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.0% out of their 17 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 21st in the league with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 30 bullpen pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
In his MLB career, Odorizzi has allowed 934 base hits while totaling 995 punch outs in 1,042 frames. He has allowed a total of 454 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.240 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.78 and he has faced 4,381 opposing batters during his career. Odorizzi (62-56 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.92 ERA while conceding 8.1 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (-286)
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