Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros 9/18/23 MLB Picks, Predictions and Previews

Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros 9/18/23 MLB Picks, Predictions and Previews

Detroit Tigers (70-79) vs. Houston Astros (91-57)


Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros 9/18/23 – As MLB season nears its conclusion, Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros meet on Monday September 18th 2023 for one last matchup before playoffs begin in October. At 70-79 overall and standing tall with an 91-57 record respectively, both clubs hope to leave an impactful mark against each other at 10:10 PM ET at Dodger Stadium – this exciting encounter will also be shown live on MLBN!


Though they remain below.500 in record, the Detroit Tigers have recently displayed signs of life when playing away games, particularly on the road. Their team stats display a batting average of 0.235 with 601 runs scored and 152 homers hit; On-Base Percentage stands at 0.303 with Slugging Percentage standing at 0.378; their On-Base Percentage (OBP) sits at 0.303 while they boast an On-Base Percentage (OBP) ratio of 0.303 with Slugging Percentage at 0.0378; on pitching front they boast 4.34 ERA/WHIP of 1.25; however despite these numbers SU in 11 road games since March 1; giving hope they might become road warriors to surprise some observers!


Houston Astros, who have earned postseason bid, boast an impressive statistical sheet. Boasting an batting average of 0.257 with 838 runs scored and an impressive 232 homers hit, their OBP and Slugging Percentages stand at an impressive 0.341 and 0.458 respectively; pitching wise, their 4.14 ERA/WHIP just edges out Tigers; they will look to showcase both offensive power and superior statistics during this matchup. You can find more insights on their games with free guaranteed MLB picks.


Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros 9/18/23 Game Info


When: Monday, September 18, 2023 at 10:10 PM ET
Where: Dodger Stadium
Stream: MLB.TV


Eduardo Rodriguez (11-8 W-L, 3.32 ERA) vs. Lance Lynn (11-11 W-L, 5.94 ERA)


Eduardo Rodriguez has been an invaluable pillar for the Detroit Tigers this season. Compiling an 11-8 win-loss record and boasting an impressive 3.32 ERA and 1.15 WHIP mark, these metrics demonstrate his control and ability to keep runners off base. Over 135.2 innings pitched so far he has allowed only 114 hits while striking out 132 batters, walking only 42 and giving up only 12 homers; his reliability on the mound will prove crucial against an Astros lineup with such power potential.


Lance Lynn has had a challenging season for the Astros. Although his 11-11 record may seem average, his 5.94 ERA and WHIP of 1.4 paint a much different picture. Over 166.2 innings pitched he has given up 176 hits (41 homers), issued 58 walks, and given up 175 strikeouts but his inability to consistently shut down batters could present him with some serious vulnerabilities against an aggressive Detroit lineup that has recently shown some life.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Houston Astros -183, Total Odds: 8.5


Houston Astros are clear favorites when it comes to betting odds with a Moneyline of -183 and +1.5 point spread odds at -145; total is set at 8.5 with over/under odds of -110; this reflects their superior season stats while Detroit Tigers’ recent performance, particularly on the road, make them an intriguing underdog pick.


Detroit Tigers Betting Trends


The Detroit Tigers have experienced quite an up and down season. On one hand, they’ve shown strong recent form by going 4-1 SU in their last five games, suggesting solid recent form. Yet on the other, their record against LA Dodgers remains dismal with them going just 2-4 in six meetings (despite going 9-2 SU on their road games vs LA and holding an overall 9-2 road record in last 11 total road games played against LA). Four out of six of Detroit’s recent six games saw their total go OVER.


Houston Astros Betting Trends


Houston Astros have also been performing well lately, posting an overall 4-1 win record over their last five games and an 8-4 record in home against American League opponents; however, at home recently they’ve struggled and gone just 2-5 SU in seven. On totals front, their record has been somewhat mixed; yet 15 out of their last 20 American League opponents saw their total go OVER during play!


Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros 9/18/23 Betting Picks


Given both teams’ impressive stats and recent road success, this match seems more even than its odds would indicate. While Houston should win outright, taking Detroit with a +1.5 spread offers good value.


Trends indicate that for those interested in betting over/under, going OVER 8.5 may be the wisest bet given both teams’ recent games that went over their respective set totals. For more insights and predictions, you can check out free up-to-date sports picks.

Free Pick and Prediction: Houston Astros 6, Detroit Tigers 4.


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