Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 6/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-256) Detroit (+190)
Comerica Park is the venue where Jose Urena and the Detroit Tigers (31-42, 4th in AL Central) will take on the Houston Astros (45-28, 1st in AL West) on Thursday. The line on this contest has the Astros coming in at -256 and the Tigers are at +190. The total opens at 9. The starting pitchers will be Luis Garcia and Jose Urena.
As a team, the Houston Astros are putting up 5.6 runs per game, which is 1st in MLB. They have 412 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .348. The Astros have accumulated 146 doubles as a unit and have hit 96 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 392 runs batted in in addition to 699 hits on the campaign, while their batting average comes in at .277. Houston owns a slugging percentage of .453 and have struck out 539 times, while being walked on 263 occasions.
The Astros have an ERA of 3.58 on the campaign (8th in baseball), and they have rung up 652 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.79 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.16. Astros pitchers have given up 88 home runs and also 290 runs in total (10th in baseball). They have walked 234 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.14 as a squad this season.
The Astros relievers have compiled a save rate of 55.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 59 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 100 base runners this season with 41.0% of them ended up scoring. Astros relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 63 times and also have had 73 appearances in high leverage situations. The Astros have dispatched 217 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The relievers have recorded 31 holds this season (21st in the league). They have earned 15 saves for the season and have blown 12 of their 27 save chances.
The Houston Astros have earned a total of 1,964 putouts this season, in addition to 627 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .989 which is 2nd in baseball, and have accumulated 535 double plays. The Astros have turned 73.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 5,892 innings on the field, which has them ranked 1st in pro baseball.
Garcia has taken the hill for 82 innings and has accumulated 89 punch outs in his career. Garcia (5-5 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.71 while going up against 334 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 2.83 (26 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.052. He has given up 60 hits (6.5 hits per 9 innings) with 27 walks.
Detroit has a total of 78 home runs for the season and 276 runs batted in. They have notched 92 two-baggers, while walking 230 times as well as scoring 287 runs. The Detroit Tigers have an on-base percentage of .301 and a team batting average of .231 over the course of the season. The Tigers have a team slugging % of .380 and they score 3.93 runs per contest (26th in MLB). They have struck out on 736 occasions (2nd in MLB) and have tallied 557 base hits.
The Detroit pitching staff have conceded 356 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.54 (321 earned runs surrendered). They have surrendered 88 home runs and they concede 5.04 runs per 9 innings (22nd in baseball). The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.376 in addition to having a FIP of 4.55 as a squad on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.24 (591 strikeouts against 264 walks). They rank 22nd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 611.
With 62 save situations, the Tigers have 35 holds in addition to 9 blown saves. Detroit has called on relievers to take the mound in 25 save chances and they have converted 16 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 69 times in high leverage situations and on 67 occasions with base runners. Detroit relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 35.0% out of 103 inherited base runners. They sit at 13th in MLB with a save rate of 64.0%, and they have dispatched 252 relief pitchers onto the field so far this year.
The Detroit Tigers have turned 62 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .982 (23rd in professional baseball). The Tigers have recorded 648 assists, 46 errors and have earned a total of 1,908 putouts so far this season. In 5,724 innings on the diamond, the Tigers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (20th in the majors).
Urena (34-53 record in his career) has a 4.72 ERA and has surrendered 9.0 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.88 and he has gone up against 2,850 hitters in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 347 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.365 and a FIP of 4.8. In his career, Urena has surrendered 666 hits and he has 447 strikeouts in 662 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (-256)
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