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Tigers vs. Astros - 5/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Astros (27-16) at Detroit Tigers (26-17)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 4:08 pm (Comerica Park)

L McCullers (0-0) (1.93) vs. K Lobstein (3-4) (4.29)

The Line: Detroit Tigers -122 / Houston Astros +112 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ROOT-SW, FSN-DET

The Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers play game three of their four-game series Saturday.

The Houston Astros look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Astros have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Astros have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 53 hits and 24 RBI while Evan Gattis and Chris Carter have combined for 45 RBI. The Houston Astros have lost four of their last five road games. Lance McCullers gets the ball, and he’s 0-0 with a 1.93 ERA and five strikeouts this season. This will be McCullers’ first career game against the Tigers.

Tigers vs. Astros - 5/23/15 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 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Tigers have won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit with 53 hits and 31 RBI while Yoenis Cespedes and J.D. Martinez have combined for 44 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have won five of their last eight home games. Kyle Lobstein takes the hill, and he’s 3-4 with a 4.29 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. This will be Lobstein’s first career game against the Astros.

The Astros are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 1-6 in their last 7 vs. American League Central. The Tigers are 10-3 in their last 13 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Lobsteins last 6 home starts. The Astros are 2-10 in the last 12 meetings in Detroit and 4-12 in the last 16 meetings overall.

I like the Tigers at home for the cheap price simply because the Astros haven't been great lately on the road. The Tigers are also lights out after seeing a team twice, as they've won 10 of their last 13 game threes. 

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Detroit Tigers -122

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