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Tigers vs. Astros - 5/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Astros (27-14) at Detroit Tigers (24-17)

MLB Baseball: Friday, May 22, 2015 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)

C McHugh (5-1) (3.37) vs. A Simon (4-2) (3.04)

The Line: Detroit Tigers -108 / Houston Astros -102 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: ROOT-SW, FSN-DET

The Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers play game two of their series Friday night.

The Houston Astros look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Astros have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Astros have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 53 hits and 24 RBI while Evan Gattis and Jake Marisnick have combined for 41 RBI. The Houston Astros have split their last six road games. Collin McHugh gets the ball, and he’s 5-1 with a 4.09 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. This will be McHugh’s first career game against the Tigers.

Tigers vs. Astros - 5/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Tigers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Tigers have won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Kinsler and Miguel Cabrera have combined for 102 hits and 52 RBI while Yoenis Cespedes has 23 RBI. The Detroit Tigers split their last six home games. Alfredo Simon takes the hill, and he’s 4-2 with a 3.04 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Simon is 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

The Astros are 8-2 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series and 14-2 in McHughs last 16 starts. The Tigers are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. American League West. The Astros are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings in Detroit and 4-11 in the last 15 meetings overall.

The Astros have been the hottest team in the league lately, and McHugh has won 14 of his last 16 starts. Yeah, I'm taking the road team here. 

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Houston Astros -102

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