Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Prediction, 5/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Minute Maid Park is the site where the Houston Astros (17-11) will go up against the Detroit Tigers (8-18) on Sunday. The starting pitchers are Wily Peralta and Jake Odorizzi.
Detroit has a slugging percentage of .310 and have been called out on strikes 223 times, while drawing a walk on 77 occasions. They have accrued 74 runs batted in as well as 181 base knocks over the course of the season, while their batting average is at .222. The Tigers have accumulated 32 two-baggers as a team and have hit 11 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 76 runs while having a team OBP of .295. As a unit, the Detroit Tigers are scoring 3.0 runs per outing, which puts them at 29th in the league.
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The Tigers are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.48 so far this season (14th in the league), and their staff has struck out 175 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.54 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.19. Tigers pitchers have yielded 23 long balls and also 102 runs in total (12th in MLB). They have walked 69 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.82 as a unit for the year.
The Tigers bullpen have compiled a save rate of 71.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 19 save situations. The relievers have inherited 27 runners on the campaign and 29.6% of those runners crossed the plate. Tigers relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 17 times in addition to having 28 appearances in high leverage situations. The Tigers have dispatched 89 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The relievers have a total of 11 holds so far this season (21st in the league). They have tallied 5 saves this season and have not converted 2 of their 7 save opportunities.
The Detroit Tigers have amassed 652 putouts so far this season, in addition to 201 assists and 15 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which ranks 24th in the majors, and have earned 12 double plays. The Tigers have converted 72.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,956 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 7th in baseball.
Peralta (54-61 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.53 and he has faced 3,815 hitters during his time in the majors. He has given up 930 base hits (9.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 341 walks. His earned run average is 4.32 (423 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.442. Peralta has taken the mound for 881 innings and has accounted for 638 K's so far in his MLB career.
Houston has knocked in 33 HRs on the year as well as 100 runs batted in. They have notched 43 two-baggers, while taking a walk 93 times and putting up 102 runs. The Houston Astros have recorded an on-base percentage of .296 in addition to a batting average of .220 on the year. The Astros hold a team slugging % of .384 and they have an average of 3.78 runs per game (20th in the league). They have been rung up on 216 occasions (16th in MLB) and have a total of 196 base hits.
The Astros hold a team WHIP of 1.109 in addition to having a FIP of 3.73 as a team so far this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.80 (210 strikeouts vs 75 free passes). They are sitting at 9th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 189. They have surrendered 23 long balls and they relinquish 3.48 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Houston pitching staff have given up 92 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.10 (82 earned runs yielded).
Houston bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.3% out of 31 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 32 times in high leverage situations in addition to 21 occasions with base runners. With 29 save situations, the Astros have compiled 19 holds and also 3 blown saves. They sit at 21st in baseball holding a save percentage of 70.0%, and they have dispatched 91 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. Houston has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 10 save opportunities and they have come away with 7 saves.
Out of their 2,145 innings played, the Astros have a defensive efficiency of 73.2% (3rd in pro baseball). The Houston Astros have gotten 24 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .989 (6th in pro baseball). The Astros have recorded 220 assists, 10 errors and have accumulated 715 putouts for the year.
Odorizzi (70-65 career mark) has earned a 3.95 earned run average and has surrendered 8.1 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.74 and he has gone up against 4,913 opposing hitters during his career. He has surrendered 513 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.243 and having a FIP of 4.2. So far in his career, Odorizzi has allowed 1,052 base knocks while totaling 1,098 punch outs in 1,168 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston
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