Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Prediction, 5/6/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros
Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+135) Houston (-155)
The Houston Astros (14-11) welcome the Detroit Tigers (8-15) at Minute Maid Park on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has the Tigers at +135 while the Astros are coming in at -155. The betting total is set at 8. The men taking the mound will be Beau Brieske and Luis Garcia.
The Tigers have hit 31 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 10 baseballs out of the park. Detroit has a slugging percentage of .316 and have struck out 208 times, while taking a walk on 74 occasions. As a squad, the Detroit Tigers are notching 3.1 runs per game, which is 28th in the league. They have 70 RBI's in addition to 170 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average is at .226. They have earned 72 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .301.
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Tigers pitchers have allowed 19 home runs and 96 runs in total (10th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 62 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.68 as a unit on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.60 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.18. The Tigers have an ERA of 3.49 over the course of the season (11th in the league), and their staff has struck out 161 batters.
Tigers relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 15 times in addition to having 27 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 12 holds so far this season (18th in MLB). The Tigers relief pitchers have a save rate of 71.4% and has come into the game in 19 save situations. They have earned 5 saves for the season and have blown 2 of their 7 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 24 runners so far this season with 33.3% of those runners crossed the plate. The Tigers have sent 83 relievers to the hill so far this season.
The Tigers have converted 71.9% of balls in play into outs out of 1,812 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 7th in MLB. The Detroit Tigers have amassed 604 putouts on the year, in addition to 188 assists and 15 errors. Their fielding rate is at .981 which has them sitting 24th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 12 double plays.
Brieske has taken the mound for 10 innings and has 6 strikeouts thus far in his career. Brieske (0-1 record in his career) holds a FIP of 7.00 and he has gone up against 40 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.60 (4 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.000. He has surrendered 6 hits (5.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 4 walks.
The Astros hold a team SLG% of .378 and they score 3.84 runs per outing (20th in the league). They have put up 41 two-baggers, while taking a walk 86 times and scoring 96 runs. Houston has recorded 29 long balls so far this season as well as 94 runs batted in. They have struck out on 202 occasions (21st in baseball) and have earned 181 base hits. The Houston Astros have recorded an OBP of .294 and a team batting average of .219 on the year.
The Astros are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.136 with a FIP of 3.83 as a staff for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.71 (195 strikeouts against 72 bases on balls). They come in at 9th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 178. They have allowed 22 long balls and they give up 3.60 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball). The Houston pitching staff have surrendered 88 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 3.23 (79 earned runs yielded).
Houston relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 32.3% of 31 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 29 times in high leverage situations and also on 21 occasions with runners on base. With 24 save situations, the Astros have earned 16 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. They sit at 11th in MLB with a save rate of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 86 relievers to the mound for the year. Houston has had relief pitchers enter the game in 8 save chances and they have converted 6 saves.
The Houston Astros have turned 22 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .991 (4th in professional baseball). The Astros have accrued 199 assists, 8 errors and have a total of 661 putouts over the course of the season. In 1,983 innings on the field, the Astros have a defensive efficiency of 73.0% (4th in MLB).
Thus far in his career, Garcia has allowed 156 base knocks while totaling 195 punch outs in 189 frames. He has allowed 74 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.141 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.25 and he has faced 767 batters during his career. Garcia (12-10 career record) has earned a 3.52 earned run average and has allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (-155)
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