The Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros will start their three game MLB odds series in Houston on Friday at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The Detroit Tigers wrapped up their four game series with the Pirates on Thursday, and came into the game with a 5-2 record. The Tigers are right in the mix with the White Sox and the Royals at the top of the American League Central. For the Houston Astros, they came into Thursday’s series finale against the Kansas City Royals with a 3-6 record. That is tied with Seattle for the bottom of the American League West.
How To Bet on the Tigers vs. Astros MLB Odds, TV and Game Info
When: Friday, April 15, 2016
Where: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: FS D+, ROOT Sports SW
Starting Pitchers: Tigers: Mike Pelfrey (0-1) vs. Astros: Dallas Keuchel (1-1)
MLB Odds: TBA
Why Bet the Tigers
The Detroit Tigers certainly have the guns to score on the offensive side. The Tigers are searching for answers on the pitching mound to put it all together in 2016. The Tigers are leading all of Major League Baseball with a .296 batting average. Ian Kinsler and Jarrod Saltalamacchia has jump started the offense. Kinsler leads the team with 3 home runs, while the free agent signing Saltalamacchia hit a grand slam in Wednesday’s win. On Friday, Detroit will turn to Mike Pelfrey in this game. Pelfrey is 32 years old, and 19 games under .500 in his starting pitching career.
Why Bet the Astros
The Houston Astros are sending their ace Dallas Keuchel to the mound on Friday. After a very poor opening start, the 28 year old backed it up with a win in game two. The Astros lefthander is 42-36 in his career. Houston’s offense sputtered in the middle two games of the series against Kansas City, scoring just 4 runs in 2 games. The top offensive threat so far has been young rookie first basemen Tyler White. White is batting .483 with 3 homeruns and 10 runs batted in so far.
Expert Pick & Score Prediction
The Houston Astros would love to get this weekend series off on the right track. Dallas Keuchel is the big advantage in this game between the two starting pitchers. The Astros will need Keuchel to be good against a very solid Detroit lineup. The Astros need to start hitting, and Pelfrey is just the right guy to get it started on. The bet for this game is going to be an easy one. The home team, the Houston Astros are going to win this game. Take the Houston Astros -166 over the Detroit Tigers.
The final score prediction: Houston Astros 11-3 Detroit Tigers.