Tigers at Astros - 8/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (55-59) at Houston Astros (62-53)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 14, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
A Simon (10-6) (4.74) vs. D Keuchel (13-6) (2.40)
The Line: Houston Astros -215 / Detroit Tigers +199 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, RTSW
The Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Tigers have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Tigers have lost four straight games when scoring three or less runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 136 hits and 52 RBI while J.D. Martinez and Jose Iglesias have combined for 96 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have split their last eight road games. Alfredo Simon gets the nod, and he’s 10-6 with a 4.74 ERA and 84 strikeouts this season. Simon is 2-0 with a 1.10 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Astros have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Astros have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 130 hits and 48 RBI while Evan Gattis and Luis Valbuena have combined for 103 RBI. The Houston Astros have won five of their last six home games. Dallas Keuchel takes the hill, and he’s 13-6 with a 2.40 ERA and 143 strikeouts this season. Keuchel is 1-1 with a 5.09 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 4-0 in Simons last 4 starts. The Astros are 5-1 in their last 6 games following an off day and 20-8 in Keuchels last 28 starts. The Tigers are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Houston and 13-6 in the last 19 meetings overall.
Both teams are having issues putting runs on the board lately. Keuchel has also allowed just 10 combined runs in his last four starts. I like the under in this spot.