Detroit Tigers (4-6) at Houston Astros (6-4)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Matthew Boyd (1-1) (2.13) vs. Jake Odorizzi (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Houston Astros -175 / Detroit Tigers +161 --- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros meet Tuesday in MLB action at Minute Maid Park.
The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Tigers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Tigers have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Jeimer Candelario leads the Tigers with 10 hits and five RBI while Willi Castro and Wilson Ramos have combined for 16 hits and five RBI. Matthew Boyd gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 2.13 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. Boyd is 2-1 with a 5.91 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Houston Astros need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Astros have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in three straight games. The Astros have lost all three games this season when scoring three or less runs. Yuli Gurriel leads the Astros with 14 hits and three RBI while Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve have combined for 26 hits and 11 RBI. Jake Odorizzi gets the ball, and he was 0-1 with a 6.59 ERA and 12 strikeouts last season. Odorizzi is 6-1 with a 3.09 ERA and 75 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 5-1 in their last 6 Tuesday games and 21-58 in their last 79 road games. The Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 61-27 in their last 88 home games. The under is 4-1 in Tigers last 5 overall. The over is 5-1 in Astros last 6 overall. The Tigers are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in Houston and 1-9 in the last 10 meetings.
The Houston Astros are going to be favored for obvious reasons, but there's no doubt the lineup has struggled their last few games and Odorizzi is making his season debut after pitching just 13.2 innings last season. Matthew Boyd hasn't been the most trustworthy pitcher in the world throughout his career, but he's allowed just three runs through 12.2 innings this season and has 10 strikeouts. There's a case here for the Tigers and big plus money. I'll take it.