Astros vs Tigers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 12, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 12, 2021 - Last Updated on April 13, 2021

Wilson Ramos takes a three-game home run streak into the Detroit Tigers’ (3-6) matchup against the Houston Astros (6-3). The Astros are favored on the moneyline () for this matchup against the Tigers (), which starts at 8:10 PM ET on Monday at Minute Maid Park. Zack Greinke starts for Houston while Detroit will counter with Casey Mize.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 12, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Astros vs Tigers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Greinke (HOU) Pitcher Mize (DET)
1 – 0 W/L 0 – 0
13.0 IP 4.0
1.38 ERA 2.25
0.690 WHIP 1.750
5.5 K/9 9.0
0.7 BB/9 4.5

Astros Probable Starter Zack Greinke

  • The Astros will look to Greinke (1-0) to open the game and make his third start this season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Tuesday against the Angels, when he went seven innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • The Astros have not been a moneyline favorite when Greinke starts this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 12, 2021 at 2:05 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Stats vs Greinke

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Robbie Grossman 13 .154 2 0 1 .267 .498
Wilson Ramos 9 .222 2 0 0 .364 .697
Nomar Mazara 3 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000

Tigers Probable Starter Casey Mize

  • Mize will take to the mound for the Tigers, his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Tuesday, when he threw four innings, giving up one earned run while allowing five hits against the Twins.
  • His team won his only start as an underdog this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 12, 2021 at 2:05 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Betting Trends

  • Last season the Astros scored the 14th-most runs in baseball (279 total, 4.7 per game).
  • The Astros put together a 25-17 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 59.5% of those games).
  • Houston went 5-2 when it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -250 or shorter (71.4%).
  • Houston had an over/under set by bookmakers 58 times last year, and combined with opponents to go over the total in 28 of those games (28-27-3).

Tigers Betting Trends

  • Last season, the Tigers won 17 out of the 48 games, or 35.4%, in which they were the underdog.
  • Detroit had a record of 2-4 in games where sportsbooks had them as underogs of at least +210 on the moneyline.
  • Detroit’s games went over the total in 23 of their 53 chances last season.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Carlos Correa hit five home runs last season while slugging .383.
  • Among qualifying batters in MLB action, Correa was not in the top 10 in hits and RBI.
  • Michael Brantley had a .300 batting average with 51 hits.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in baseball, Brantley’s .300 BA ranked 23rd, and his .476 SLG ranked 11th.

Astros Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Yuli Gurriel 211 .232 27 6 22 .274 .658
Kyle Tucker 209 .268 33 9 42 .319 .831
Carlos Correa 201 .264 22 5 25 .320 .703
Jose Altuve 192 .219 32 5 18 .286 .630
Michael Brantley 170 .300 24 5 22 .364 .840
Alex Bregman 153 .242 19 6 22 .346 .797
Martín Maldonado 135 .215 19 6 24 .350 .728
Myles Straw 82 .207 8 0 8 .244 .500
Jason Castro 80 .188 8 2 9 .293 .668
Aledmys Díaz 58 .241 8 3 6 .254 .737

Tigers Players to Watch

  • Jeimer Candelario finished last season with seven home runs, 29 RBI and a batting average of .297.
  • Candelario fell outside of the league leaders in home runs and RBI among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Renato Nunez slugged 12 homers and finished with 31 RBI.
  • Nunez ranked outside of the top 20 in hits, average and OBP among qualified hitters in the majors.

Tigers Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Victor Reyes 202 .277 30 4 14 .315 .706
Renato Núñez 195 .256 29 12 31 .324 .816
Jeimer Candelario 185 .297 30 7 29 .369 .872
Robbie Grossman 166 .241 23 8 23 .337 .819
Jonathan Schoop 162 .278 26 8 23 .324 .799
Niko Goodrum 158 .184 15 5 20 .263 .598
Wilson Ramos 142 .239 13 5 15 .297 .684
Nomar Mazara 136 .228 13 1 15 .295 .589
Willi Castro 129 .349 21 6 24 .381 .931
JaCoby Jones 97 .268 19 5 14 .333 .848

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