Astros at Tigers - 7/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (55-46) at Detroit Tigers (54-48)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 29, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Comerica Park)
C McHugh (7-6) (4.18) vs. Matt Boyd (1-2) (4.64)
The Line: Detroit Tigers / Houston Astros --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Houston Astros look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Astros have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Houston Astros offense has heated up recently, and they’ve won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 142 hits, George Springer has 60 RBI and Carlos Correa has 15 home runs. Collin McHugh gets the nod, and he’s 7-6 with a 4.18 ERA and 110 strikeouts this season. McHugh is 0-2 with a 3.72 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Tigers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Detroit Tigers offense has also caught fire, and they’ve won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 119 hits, Miguel Cabrera has 60 RBI and Nick Castellanos has 18 home runs. Matt Boyd takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 4.63 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. This will be Boyd’s second career game against the Astros.
The Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 games following an off day and 40-19 in McHughs last 59 starts. The Tigers are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series and 5-1 in Boyds last 6 home starts. The Astros are 4-11 in the last 15 meetings in Detroit.
Both teams are hitting the ball very well at the moment, but the Astros have won eight of McHugh's last 10 starts. You have to like that number. Give me Houston on the road.