Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros 5-5-22

Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros 5/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros 5/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Detroit Tigers will meet the Houston Astros in Game 1 of their series at Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX, on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 8:10 PM EDT.

 

The Tigers are coming into this game after splitting Wednesday’s doubleheader with Pittsburgh by scores of 3-2 and 2-7 and moving to an 8-15 record on the season.

 

So far, the road record for Detroit is at 3-6 and the Tigers are hitting at a clip of .232 with 67 runs scored along with an on-base percentage of .309. 

 

The Tiger’s pitching staff carries an ERA of 3.49, a 1.18 WHIP, and an opponent batting average of .231 this season while their offense has scored 72 runs with a batting average of .226 and an on-base percentage of .301. Austin Meadows is batting .299 with 11 RBIs for Detroit this season.

 

For Thursday’s game, Tarik Skubal will start for the Tigers. He is 1-2 with an ERA of 3.05 and a 1.21 WHIP over 20.2 innings pitched this season.

 

  • The Tigers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against the Astros.
  • The Detroit Tigers are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games down the road.
  • The Tigers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games down the road against Houston.

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Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Predictions 5/5/2022

 

The Houston Astros are entering this match after winning three consecutive games. The Astros are fresh off of a series sweep against the Mariners where the team bagged all three victories and improved to a 14-11 record overall and a 5-4 home record.

 

Houston is hitting at a clip of .219 with 96 runs scored, along with an on-base percentage at .294 on the year.

 

The Astros’ pitching staff carries an ERA of 3.23, a 1.13 WHIP, and an opponent batting average at .221 while their offense has scored 96 runs with a batting average of .219 and an on-base percentage at .294 this year.

 

Yordan Alvarez is batting .268 with 8 homers and 15 RBIs for Houston this season. For Game 1, Jose Urquidy will take the mound for the Astros. He is 2-1 with an ERA of 5.95 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP over 19.2 innings pitched this season.

 

  • The Houston Astros are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games.
  • The Houston Astros are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.
  • The Astros are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against the Tigers.

Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros. The Tigers have had high expectations but have been struggling on the road this season and the inconsistent schedules that require them to travel a bit too often will likely cause even more struggle on Detroit’s end.

 

With that said, the Astros have been much better and are coming to this game with the home-field advantage. Prediction: The Houston Astros will pick up the win against the struggling Tigers. 7-2.

 

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Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros 5/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM (EDT)

 

Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX

 

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022

 

TV: BSDT

 

MLB Odds: Houston Astros – 175

 

MLB Totals: 8

 

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