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Detroit Tigers at Houston Astros Betting Preview

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The Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros continue their three-game series on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. Detroit won the series opener over Houston by a score of 6-2, and the Tigers were impressive in doing so. 

Detroit came into this series having lost four straight games, but this team looked sharp in the first matchup with the Astros. The Tigers are still just 4-6 on the season, and they aren’t expected to be a playoff contender this season.

The Houston Astros fell to 6-4 on the season with the Monday night loss, and they have also lost three straight games. Houston is now in second place in the AL West, but they will stay in the playoff race for the entire season. 

The Houston Astros are -193 in this matchup with the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. 

 

Tigers Trying to Find Offense

Scoring six runs on Monday night counts as a huge offensive game for the Detroit Tigers. Detroit had scored just eight total runs during its four-game losing streak, and this team just doesn’t have a ton of thunder in that offensive lineup.

Rookie Akil Baddoo has given the Tigers a major boost in the first 10 games of the season, and he could be a Rookie of the Year candidate this season. Catcher Wilson Ramos leads the team with four home runs, and the Tigers will need to hit some long balls to win this game.

Matthew Boyd makes the start for Detroit on Tuesday night, and he has been sharp to start the season. Boyd is 1-1 with a 2.13 ERA, but he will be facing a potent offense in this game. 

Houston Hoping For Solid Odorizzi Outing

Jake Odorizzi makes his season debut on the mound for Houston, and the Astros are hoping for a solid outing. Houston has not been getting great work from its bullpen to begin the season, and Odorizzi will need to go deep into this game. 

The Astros have scored just seven total runs during this three-game losing streak, but that slump isn’t going to last long. Houston is averaging nearly six runs per game, and they have the ability to break out at any time.

Outfielder Kyle Tucker leads the team with four home runs and 11 RBIs, but he has had plenty of help from his teammates at the plate this season. 

Astros Get Some Revenge

Tigers manager AJ Hinch got some revenge on his former team in the series opener, but it will be the home team that gets the last laugh on Tuesday night. Detroit just isn’t a solid team in 2021, and it’s going to be hard for them to string wins together.

Houston has been a great offensive team this season, and the Tigers aren’t going to be able to keep them cooled off for long. Look for the Astros to put up a great offensive performance on Tuesday night as they get even with the Tigers and win Game 2 of the series. 

Bet the Houston Astros -193 over the Detroit Tigers in game two of the series on Tuesday night. 

 

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