Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros 5-8-22

Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros 5/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros 5/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Detroit Tigers (8-18) will be hitting long balls against the Houston Astros (17-11) in the closing game of the AL Inter-Division four-game battle at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at 2:10 PM ET.


Detroit struggled after losing the first three installments of a four-game series versus Houston and the Tigers will try to prevent a series sweep in facing the Astros in the final match on Sunday.


Detroit dropped to 5th place at 8-18 in the American League Central Division with a .308 team percentage and 8 contests behind first place after scoring 78 runs but has given away 105 for a -27 run difference on the season.


SS Javier Báez scored one run on a double in leading the offense for the Tigers while Eduardo Rodriguez pitched for 6.2 innings with one hit, one earned run, and three walks allowed but struck out 8 Houston batters.


Detroit marked a team ERA of 3.48 that ranked 14th in the nation while their pitching staff managed to struck out 175 batters and accumulated a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.54.


The Tigers’ staff conceded 23 home runs and 102 runs that ranked 12th in the league. SP Tarik Skubal led his team in one win with 29 strikeouts and 3.04 ERA while starter Eduardo Rodriguez added 31 strikeouts with 4.50 ERA. Detroit did not release yet the name of their starter in this final contest of a series on Sunday.   


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Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Predictions 5/8/2022


The Houston Astros will try to complete a series sweep in facing Detroit on Sunday after winning the first three outings of a series against the Tigers. The Astros scored a total of 9 runs while allowing Detroit just 6 in triumph.


Houston is in 2nd place at 17-11 in the American League West Division with a team percentage at .607 and 0.5 game behind first place after accumulating 105 runs while allowing 94 for a run difference of +11 this year.


In winning game 3, 2B José Altuve scored two runs on a double with one RBI in the win while Framber Valdez conceded 9 hits, 2 earned runs, and a walk but fanned out 7 hitters of the Tigers in the victory.


The Astros hold a team ERA of 3.10 with 82 earned runs conceded while their pitching staff gave up 92 runs and 189 hits (9th in the league). Houston staff hold a team WHIP of 1.109 while striking out 210 batters but granted 75 walks for a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.80 this season.


Houston will be appointing right-handed Jake Odorizzi to take the ball and start the final installment of a series versus Detroit on Sunday. Odorizzi nailed a 2-2 mark with 4.15 ERA and 12 strikeouts while his WHIP sits at 1.38 in his career starts in MLB.         


Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros. The MLB Pick for this contest is Houston -170. The Astros have the momentum in this match-up after winning six games in a row including the first three outings versus the Tigers.


Houston earned a team ERA of 3.10 while Detroit has 3.48 and the Tigers struggled with four successive losses this season. Prediction: The Houston Astros will win 4-2.  


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Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros 5/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:10 PM ET


Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX  


Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022


TV: MLBN, SportsNet SW   


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Houston Astros -170               


MLB Totals: 8.5    


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