Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 6/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-185) Detroit (+140)
Tarik Skubal and the Detroit Tigers (32-43, 4th in AL Central) host the Houston Astros (47-28, 1st in AL West) at Comerica Park on Sunday. The Astros open this contest at -185 while the Tigers are coming in at +140. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Jake Odorizzi and Tarik Skubal.
Houston has a slugging % of .459 and have struck out 551 times, while being walked on 275 occasions. They have compiled 417 runs batted in in addition to 734 hits so far this season, while their team batting average is at .281. The Astros have compiled 151 doubles as a unit and have knocked 101 baseballs out of the park. They are sitting with 437 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .352. As a team, the Houston Astros are scoring 5.8 runs per game, which has them sitting at 1st in the league.
The Astros have compiled a team ERA of 3.52 for the season (8th in the league), and their staff has rung up 667 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.79 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.16. Astros pitchers have conceded 88 long balls and 293 total runs (7th in the league). They have walked 239 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.08 as a team for the year.
The Astros have sent 222 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The relievers have inherited 100 runners this year and 41.0% of them crossed the plate. They have accumulated 15 saves for the year and have missed out on 12 of 27 chances to get a save. The Astros bullpen have a save rate of 55.6% and has entered the game in 59 save situations. The relievers have racked up 31 holds this year (21st in MLB). Astros bullpen pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 63 times as well as having 73 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Astros have transformed 73.1% of baseballs in play into outs in their 6,054 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 1st in baseball. The Houston Astros have a tally of 2,018 putouts thus far, in addition to 640 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .989 which puts them in 1st in professional baseball, and they have twisted 546 double plays.
Odorizzi (64-59 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.11 and he has faced 4,502 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 956 base hits (8.0 hits per nine innings) and has 367 free passes. His earned run average is 3.94 (470 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.233. Odorizzi has pitched in 1,072 frames and is sitting with 1,030 punch outs in his MLB career.
Detroit has hit 80 HRs this year as well as 285 RBIs. They have hit 97 doubles, while taking a walk 239 times and putting up 296 runs. The Detroit Tigers are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .303 as well as a team batting average of .232 over the course of the season. The Tigers hold a slugging percentage of .382 and they score 3.95 runs per contest (26th in MLB). They have struck out on 751 occasions (2nd in the league) and have tallied 574 base hits.
The Detroit pitching staff have given up 370 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.58 (333 earned runs surrendered). They have relinquished 90 dingers and they allow 5.09 runs per 9 innings (23rd in MLB). The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.388 in addition to having a FIP of 4.55 as a team so far this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.22 (603 strikeouts vs 272 walks). They are currently ranked 23rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 636.
Detroit relievers have an inherited score percentage of 34.0% out of their 106 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 70 times in high leverage situations and on 69 occasions with base runners. With 64 save situations, the Tigers have 37 holds and 9 blown saves. They are ranked 13th in MLB with a save rate of 64.0%, and they have sent 260 relievers to the mound so far this year. Detroit has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 25 save opportunities and they have tallied 16 saves.
In 5,886 innings played, the Tigers hold a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (21st in baseball). The Detroit Tigers have twisted 65 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .982 (25th in pro baseball). The Tigers have racked up 668 assists, 48 errors and have 1,962 putouts for the season.
Skubal (5-11 career mark) has earned a 4.73 ERA and has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.77 and he has faced 446 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 54 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.373 and having a FIP of 5.4. During his MLB career, Skubal has surrendered 97 hits while tallying 122 K's in 102 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (-185)
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