Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros 3-5-2023

Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros 4/5/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros 4/5/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Detroit Tigers will go up against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday, April 05, 2023, at 2:10 PM EDT. The Tigers have a total of 4 doubles and launched 3 baseballs over the fence.


Detroit has a slugging percentage of .265 and walked 10 times while striking out 41 times. The Detroit Tigers are 27th in MLB with 2.5 runs scored per game as a team.


They drove in 10 runs and got 23 hits this season, giving them a batting average of .169. They scored 10 runs, and their on-base percentage was .226.


Rodriguez had the ball for 953 innings and struck out 969 batters so far in his career. His WHIP is 1.313 and his earned run average is 4.16 (440 earned runs allowed).


He allowed 330 walks and 921 base hits (8.7 hits per nine innings). Rodriguez (69-45 career record) faced 4,061 opposition hitters throughout his time in the major leagues and has a FIP of 3.89.


Detroit played the Rays in their first series of the year, losing in a three-game sweep. On Monday the Tigers bounced back with a 7-6 win over Houston, though.


On Tuesday Detroit bagged 12 team hits in a 6-3 victory. Starter Matt Manning lasted 5.2 innings with two earned on six hits and two walks.


Starting pitcher for the Tigers on Wednesday will be Eduardo Rodriguez. In his first start this year Rodriguez lasted 5.1 innings with three earned on three hits and two walks alongside five strikeouts in a loss.


He went 5-5 with a 4.05 ERA in 17 starts last year.


  • The total went OVER in 6 of the team’s previous 8 contests. 
  • The Detroit Tigers are 2-6 SU in their last 8 matchups. 
  • The Tigers are 2-7 SU in their previous 9 matches with the Astros.

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Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros Predictions 4/5/2023


Houston has 3 home runs and 21 runs batted in thus far this season. They produced 3 doubles, walked 23 times, and scored 23 runs.


The Houston Astros now have a team OBP of .340 and a batting average of .224. The Astros hit 4.60 runs per game and have a collective slugging percentage of .294 (16th in baseball).


They have 38 base hits and 45 strikeouts, which ranks fifth in the league.


The Houston pitching staff has an ERA of 4.21 and surrendered 23 runs so far this season (22 earned runs conceded).


Javier gave up 200 base hits in his MLB career, but also collected 384 strikeouts in 309 innings pitched. He allowed 106 earned runs overall, had a WHIP of 1.047, and a FIP of 3.9.


He also faced 1,246 opposing batters and had a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.10. Javier had a 3.08 earned run average while allowing 5.8 hits per nine innings over the course of his career (20-12 win-loss record).


  • The Houston Astros are 14-6 SU in their previous 20 meetings. 
  • The total went UNDER in 8 of the Astros’ last 12 contests against the Tigers. 
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 matches at home.

Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros. The MLB pick for this game is the Houston Astros. This game will be won at home by the Astros. The Tigers have a poor road record and are 1-3 thus far this year.


The Tigers do not have much of a chance to compete in Minute Maid Park as the Astros look to defend their world championship. The best pick is HOU -1.5. The Houston Astros will claim victory by a predicted play of OVER 7-2.


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Detroit Tigers vs Houston Astros 4/5/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:10 PM (EDT)


Location: Minute Maid Park


Date: Wednesday, April 05, 2023




MLB Odds: Houston Astros -120 


MLB Totals: 8


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