Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 6/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Friday, June 25, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-270) Detroit (+200)
Framber Valdez and the Houston Astros (46-28, 1st in AL West) head to Comerica Park on Friday where they'll meet the Detroit Tigers (32-42, 4th in AL Central). The moneyline on this matchup has the Astros priced at -270 and the Tigers are at +200. The O/U has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Framber Valdez and Wily Peralta.
The Astros have tallied 149 doubles as a squad and have knocked 100 balls out of the stadium. Houston has a slugging rate of .458 and have struck out 544 times, while drawing a walk on 269 occasions. As a team, the Houston Astros are putting up 5.7 runs per game, which puts them at 1st in MLB. They have 405 RBI's in addition to 716 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average is at .279. They have earned a total of 425 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .350.
The Astros have a team earned run average of 3.53 on the season (8th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 659 hitters. They have walked 237 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.12 as a squad for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.78 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.16. Astros pitchers have conceded 88 home runs and 290 total runs (8th in MLB).
The Astros have sent 219 relievers to the hill on the season. The relievers have inherited 100 base runners on the season and 41.0% of those players crossed the plate. They have tallied 15 saves for the year and have blown 12 out of their 27 save chances. The Astros relievers have accumulated a save rate of 55.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 59 save situations. The relievers have accumulated 31 holds for the season (21st in the league). 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 transformed 73.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of 5,973 innings, which has them ranked 1st in baseball. The Houston Astros have earned a total of 1,991 putouts for the season, as well as 635 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .989 which ranks 2nd in professional baseball, and have accumulated 540 double plays.
Valdez has taken the mound for 210 innings and has 207 K's in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.80 (89 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.305. He has allowed 182 base hits (7.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 93 free passes. Valdez (17-11 career record) has a FIP of 4.01 and he has faced 902 hitters in the majors.
The Tigers have a team SLG% of .381 and they score 3.96 runs per game (25th in the league). They have 93 doubles, while getting a free base 237 times and scoring 293 runs. Detroit has accumulated 80 long balls this year to go along with 282 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 743 occasions (2nd in the league) and have 563 hits. The Detroit Tigers hold a team OBP of .302 in addition to a team batting average of .231 this year.
The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.371 in addition to having a FIP of 4.54 as a squad over the course of the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.24 (596 strikeouts vs 266 free passes). They rank 22nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 618. They have surrendered 89 HR's and they surrender 5.00 runs per 9 innings (21st in baseball). The Detroit pitching staff have allowed 358 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.51 (323 earned runs conceded).
With 64 save situations, the Tigers have earned 37 holds in addition to 9 blown saves. Detroit has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 25 save chances and they have earned 16 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 70 times in high leverage situations and on 68 occasions with runners on. Detroit relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 34.3% out of 105 inherited runners. They are ranked 13th in the league with a save rate of 64.0%, and they have dispatched 255 relievers onto the diamond on the year.
In 5,805 innings on the diamond, the Tigers hold a efficiency on defense of 69.2% (18th in MLB). The Detroit Tigers have turned 63 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (22nd in baseball). The Tigers have racked up 656 assists, 46 errors and are sitting with 1,935 putouts during this campaign.
Peralta (50-57 career record) has earned a 4.54 ERA while conceding 9.7 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.90 and he has faced 3,408 hitters so far in his MLB career. He has conceded 396 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.459 and having a FIP of 4.5. During his pro baseball career, Peralta has allowed 844 base knocks while he has earned 573 K's in 785 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (-270)
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