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Houston Astros vs. Detroit Tigers - 8/19/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Tigers at Houston Astros
Date & Time Monday August 19, 2019, 4:00 PM (EDT)
Minute Maid Park
Houston, Texas
The Line
Houston Astros -375 / Detroit Tigers +330 O/U: 10
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The Detroit Tigers and the Houston Astros will meet up on the MLB diamond to kick off their series Monday.

The Tigers are coming out of a series against the Rays. Detroit split the first two games of that set 2-0 (win) and 1-0 (loss). In the Sunday rubber match, the Tigers fell in a tough one 5-4.

In the Monday game, the Tigers will go with Edwin Jackson in the start. Jackson is 3-5 with an 8.62 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season.

Over on the Astros’ side, they’re fresh out of a set versus the A’s. Houston fell in the first three games of that series 7-6, 3-2 and 8-4. In the Sunday game, Houston banged out a 4-1 win.

For Monday’s start, the Astros will go with Wade Miley on the hill. Miley is 11-4 with a 3.11 ERA and 117 strikeouts this year.

The Tigers are 15-36 in their last 51 road games and 16-47 in their last 63 after a loss. Detroit is 7-22 in their last 29 in game one of a series and 12-45 in their last 57 overall.

Meanwhile, the Astros are 6-2 in their last eight Monday games and 1-5 in their last six overall. Houston is 7-2 in Miley’s last nine starts and 8-2 in his last 10 home starts.

Jackson came back to the Tigers on August 9, and since then he’s 2-0. His last time up, Jackson logged five innings with a pair of solo homers against the Mariners.

As for Miley he’s given up three or fewer earned runs in all but two starts this year. I don’t see him letting up so I’m going Astros in this one despite the hugely thick line.

Houston Astros -375

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