Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Prediction, 5/5/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+145) Houston (-165)
Minute Maid Park is where the Houston Astros (13-11) will meet the Detroit Tigers (7-14) on Thursday. The odds on this game have Detroit at +145 while Houston is at -165. The over/under comes in at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Tarik Skubal and Jose Urquidy.
The Tigers have tallied 26 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 10 baseballs out of the park. Detroit owns a slugging percentage of .322 and have been rung up 189 times, while taking a walk on 70 occasions. As a unit, the Detroit Tigers are notching 3.2 runs/g, which puts them at 27th in the league. They have 67 RBI's and 159 base knocks on the season, and their team batting average is at .232. They have earned a total of 67 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .309.
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The Tigers have an earned run average of 3.39 so far this season (10th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 149 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 55 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.57 as a team this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.71 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.17. Tigers pitchers have relinquished 17 home runs and also 87 total runs (9th in baseball).
Tigers pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 13 times as well as having 22 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 9 holds on the year (27th in baseball). The Tigers bullpen have a save percentage of 66.7% and stepped onto the hill in 15 save situations. They have 4 saves for the season and have not converted 2 of their 6 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 20 base runners so far this year and 20.0% of those runners ended up scoring. The Tigers have dispatched 75 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The Detroit Tigers have a tally of 550 putouts on the year, in addition to 167 assists and 14 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .981 which is 24th in pro baseball, and they have turned 9 double plays. The Tigers have transformed 71.9% of balls in play into outs out of their 1,650 innings on the diamond, ranking them 8th in baseball.
Skubal has pitched in 202 frames and has totaled 221 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.41 (99 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.248. He has surrendered 191 base knocks (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 61 walks. Skubal (10-18 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.83 and he has faced 856 batters in the majors.
The Astros hold a team slugging % of .376 and they are earning 3.71 runs per game (22nd in MLB). They have put up 38 doubles, while getting a free base 81 times as well as earning 89 runs. Houston has accumulated 29 long balls on the year as well as 87 runs batted in. They have struck out on 193 occasions (19th in MLB) and have accounted for 171 base hits. The Houston Astros have accumulated a team OBP of .289 as well as a team batting average of .215 over the course of the season.
The Astros have a team WHIP of 1.161 and have a FIP of 3.84 as a staff on the campaign. They are sitting at 11th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 173. The Houston pitching staff have allowed 86 runs this year while having a team ERA of 3.28 (77 earned runs conceded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.63 (189 strikeouts vs 72 walks). They have given up 21 homers and they give up 3.67 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league).
Houston relievers hold an inherited score rate of 32.3% out of their 31 inherited base runners. Their relievers have taken the field 29 times in high leverage situations and also on 21 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 24 save situations, the Astros have amassed 16 holds and also 2 blown saves. They are ranked 10th in baseball holding a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 84 relievers to the hill for the season. Houston has had relievers step onto the mound in 8 save chances and they have earned 6 saves.
In 1,902 innings on the diamond, the Astros have earned a efficiency on defense of 72.6% (4th in professional baseball). The Houston Astros have gotten 21 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .990 (4th in the majors). The Astros have recorded 191 assists, 8 errors and have accounted for 634 putouts over the course of the season.
Urquidy (13-6 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.79 earned run average and has conceded 7.8 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.32 and he has gone up against 792 hitters so far in his career. He has conceded a total of 83 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.059 and having a FIP of 4.2. So far in his pro baseball career, Urquidy has conceded 172 base knocks while he has accumulated 160 punch outs in 197 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (+145)
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