Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros - 7/29/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (68-34) at Detroit Tigers (45-56)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 6:10 pm (Comerica Park)
C McHugh (0-0) (7.71) vs. Matt Boyd (4-5) (5.48)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +118 / Houston Astros -131 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
MLB baseball comes to Comerica Park Saturday with the Detroit Tigers hosting the Houston Astros.
The Houston Astros have continued to win since the season began and they have shown no signs of letting up. The Astros got the job done again on Friday in a 6-5 win at Detroit with the offense taking center stage. Stros starter Dallas Keuchel came off the DL to allow three runs on six hits and three BB over three frames before Brad Peacock allowed two run over four innings to up his record to 9-1. Houston logged nine hits and saw Brian McCann go solo while Josh Reddick homered a drove in five. The Houston Astros send Chip McHugh to the bump to oppose the Detroit Tigers in his second start of the season. McHugh struggled in his first start off the disabled list in an 8-4 win (ND) at Baltimore where he allowed all four runs on four hits and two BB in 4.2 frames.
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The Detroit Tigers are well below .500 and that means their season is likely over from a competitive standpoint. The Tigers are staring at four straight defeats following Friday’s series opening loss to the Astros. Detroit starter Jordan Zimmermann gave up three runs on six hits through seven innings before Bruce Rondon was charged with three runs in 1/3 of an inning for a blown save and the loss. The Tigers did their damage on nine hits and five bases on balls with Miguel Cabrera going solo while Nicholas Castellanos went 2-5 with three RBI’s. Matthew Boyd gets the call to the mound for the Detroit Tigers against the visiting Houston Astros on Saturday. Boyd has won three consecutive starts after downing the Minnesota Twins 9-6 with three runs allowed on four hits and three BB in six frames.
Houston are 7-2 in their last 9 Saturday games and the over is 15-5-1 in Houston last 21 overall while Houston are 41-15 in their last 56 road games. Detroit are 1-4 in their last 5 games versus a right hander and Detroit are 1-4 in their last 5 overall and Detroit are 0-4 in Boyd’s last 4 home starts. Houston are 4-13 in the last 17 meetings in Detroit.
I don’t know what to expect from McHugh so if I bet this it might be small on the over…