Astros vs Tigers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 14, 2021

Written By Staff on April 14, 2021

Two of MLB’s top sluggers face off when the Houston Astros (6-5) and the Detroit Tigers (5-6) meet at 7:10 PM ET on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park. Kyle Tucker has four homers (seventh in the league) for the favored Astros (), and Wilson Ramos ranks first in MLB play with six long balls this season for the Tigers (). Lance McCullers Jr. gets the starting nod for Houston, and Michael Fulmer is Detroit’s choice to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 14, 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

McCullers Jr. (HOU) Pitcher Fulmer (DET)
1 – 0 W/L 0 – 0
10.0 IP 7.0
1.80 ERA 2.57
1.000 WHIP 0.570
11.7 K/9 12.9
5.4 BB/9 0.0

Astros Probable Starter Lance McCullers Jr.

  • The Astros are sending McCullers (1-0) to the mound to make his third start of the season.
  • His last time out was on Saturday against the Athletics, when the right-hander went five innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up two hits.
  • The Astros were favored on the moneyline for two McCullers starts this season — they split the games.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 14, 2021 at 2:04 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Stats vs McCullers Jr.

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Nomar Mazara 9 .333 3 0 0 .400 .733
Jonathan Schoop 8 .500 4 1 3 .500 1.375
Robbie Grossman 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 1.200
Wilson Ramos 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Tigers Probable Starter Michael Fulmer

  • Fulmer has been named the starter for the Tigers and will make his first start this season.
  • The 28-year-old righty has pitched out of the bullpen already this season, but will make his first start.
  • Fulmer and his team had a 4-5 record when he pitched as an underdog last season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 14, 2021 at 2:04 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Stats vs Fulmer

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Michael Brantley 12 .417 5 1 2 .417 1.084
José Altuve 6 .333 2 0 1 .333 .833
Yuli Gurriel 5 .400 2 0 1 .333 .933
Alex Bregman 5 .400 2 0 1 .500 .900
Jason Castro 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Martín Maldonado 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Carlos Correa 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Aledmys Díaz 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Kyle Tucker 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Astros Betting Trends

  • Last season the Astros were the 14th-highest scoring team in MLB action averaging 4.7 runs per game (279 total).
  • The Astros won 59.5% of the games last season they were the moneyline favorite (25-17).
  • In games it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -265 or shorter, Houston went 5-2 (71.4%).
  • Houston had an over/under set by oddsmakers 58 times last year, and combined with opponents to go over the total in 28 of those games (28-27-3).
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Tigers Betting Trends

  • The Tigers won 17, or 35.4%, of the 48 games they played as underdogs last season.
  • Detroit was 1-4 last season when entering a game as the underdog by +215 or more 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.
  • Correa was not among league batting leaders in MLB among the qualifying hitters in MLB action.
  • Michael Brantley hit .300 a season ago 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 with a .297 average, seven home runs and 29 RBI last season.
  • Candelario did not rank in the top 20 in SLG and OBP among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Renato Nunez is batting .256 last season with a team-high 12 home runs and 31 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters, Nunez was not among league leaders in hits and batting average in the league.

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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