Houston Astros vs. Detroit Tigers - 8/15/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (55-60) at Houston Astros (63-53)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
J Verlander (1-5) (4.57) vs. C McHugh (13-6) (3.97)
The Line: Houston Astros -146 / Detroit Tigers +136 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Detroit, ROOT-Southwest
The Houston Astros and the Detroit Tigers face off on Saturday at Minute Maid Park for game two of their MLB series.
The Houston Astros continue to lead the American League West and they helped their cause on Friday with a win over the Tigers. Jose Altuve had two hits and Jed Lowrie and Evan Gattis each had hits as the Astros scored five runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel allowed six hit sand a run while striking out eight over 7.0 innings for the win raising his record to 14-6 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Astros start Collin McHugh who has allowed 154 hits and 68 earned runs while striking out 116 over 145 innings for a 13-6 record and a 4.22 ERA.
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The Detroit Tigers Don’t look like a post season team this season as they dropped to five games under .500 with Friday’s loss in Houston. Ian Kinsler, Victor Martinez, and Anthony Gose all had hits as the Tigers scored one run on six hits. Starting pitcher Alfredo Simon allowed six hits and four runs while striking out two over 5.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 10-7 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Tigers start Justin Verlander who has allowed 64 hits and 32 earned runs while striking out 47 over 63 innings for a 1-5 record and a 4.57 ERA.
Houston is 38-15 in their last 53 home games, 22-5 against a right-handed starter, and 15-2 McHugh’s last 17 home starts. Detroit is 1-5 in their last six games, 2-6 in their last eight games as a road underdog, and 1-5 in Verlander’s last six starts in game two of a series.
The total in this one is set at eight and my free pick is that this one goes over the total. I also have a strong play on the winning side and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as on the App.