Detroit Tigers Vs Houston Astros: Betting Odds and Matchup Stats – May 5, 2022

Written By PlayMichigan Staff on May 5, 2022

At Minute Maid Park on Thursday, the Detroit Tigers (8-15) open a four-game series against the Houston Astros (14-11), at 8:10 PM ET. The starting pitchers are Jose Urquidy (2-1) for the Astros, and Tarik Skubal (1-2) for the Tigers. Bookmakers have made the Astros a decent moneyline favorite (-165) at home over the Tigers (+145).

Tigers at Astros Game Lines: Moneyline, Spread, Total Runs

Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Runs
Astros -165 +145 8.5

Tigers at Astros Probable Starting Pitchers

Season Stats
Jose Urquidy (RHP) Tarik Skubal (LHP)
4 GS 4
2-1 W-L 1-2
5.95 ERA 3.05
5.0 IP/Start 5.1
1.424 WHIP 1.21
5.9 K/9 8.7
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Tigers Five Hottest Batters (Last 10 Games)

Name BA Hits HRs RBI OPS
Robbie Grossman .281 9 0 3 .728
Austin Meadows .270 10 0 5 .720
Jeimer Candelario .226 7 1 1 .660
Javier Báez .216 8 1 7 .653
Miguel Cabrera .148 4 1 2 .466

Tigers Record Splits

 

Home Away Day Night Starting RHP Starting LHP
5-9 3-6 4-9 4-6 5-10 3-5

Tigers vs Astros Recent Results

Astros Tigers
7 – 3 Record 2 – 8
4.2 Runs Per Game 2.3
2.6 Runs Allowed Per Game 4.7
7-3-0 Record ATS 3-7-0
7.45 K/9 7.52

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Tigers Betting Tips

  • The Tigers are 1-2 in Skubal’s three starts this season that they were the underdog on the moneyline.
  • Detroit was the underdog on the moneyline in six of its last 10 games, and went 1-5 in those matchups.
  • In their last 10 matchups, the Tigers and their opponents combined to go over the run total four times.
  • The Tigers have won 33.3% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (6-12).
  • Detroit is 1-4 (winning only 20% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline underdog of +145 or longer.
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Tigers have an implied win probability of 40.8%.

Astros Betting Tips

  • This will be Urquidy’s first game as the moneyline favorite this season.
  • In five games as the favorite over the last 10 matchups, Houston has a record of 4-1.
  • In their previous 10 matchups with a total posted by oddsmakers, the Astros and their opponents are when it comes to hitting the over.
  • The Astros have come away with eight wins in the 13 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season.
  • Houston has a win-loss record of 2-1 when favored by -165 or better by oddsmakers this year.
  • The Astros have an implied victory probability of 62.3% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
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