Astros vs. Tigers Prediction, Computer Picks, Odds & Pitching Matchup 9/14/2022

by | Sep 14, 2022

Christian Vazquez is on the brink of his 100th hit of the season for the Houston Astros (92-50) as they get set to take on the Detroit Tigers (53-88) on Wednesday. The Astros enter the matchup as -270 favorites on the moneyline, and action gets underway from Comerica Park at 1:10 PM ET. Houston’s Cristian Javier and Detroit’s Joey Wentz have been named the starters for this contest.

Astros vs. Tigers Spread and Betting Line

Astros vs Tigers Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Astros -270 +220 8 -105 -114 -1.5 -153 +127

Computer Predictions for Astros vs. Tigers

Our best bet is the Tigers on the moneyline at +220 after looking at all of the key trends and stats for this matchup. Our computer projects the total score will over the total of 8 runs.

Our computer pick: Detroit Tigers (+220) and Over (8)

Astros vs. Tigers Game Info

  • Houston Astros probable starting pitcher: Cristian Javier
  • Detroit Tigers probable starting pitcher: Joey Wentz
  • Game Day: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:10 PM ET
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Stadium: Comerica Park

Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers Pitching Matchup

Javier Wentz
21 GS 3
8-9 W-L 1-1
3.01 ERA 4.05
125.2 IP 13.1
46 BB 3
165 SO 10

Astros Starter Cristian Javier

  • Javier gets the start for the Astros, his 22nd of the season. He is 8-9 with a 3.01 ERA and 165 strikeouts in 125 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Thursday against the Texas Rangers, when he tossed 5 1/3 innings, allowing one earned run while giving up four hits.
  • In 26 games this season, the 25-year-old has an ERA of 3.01, with 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .183 against him.
  • Javier has eight quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Javier will try to prolong a three-game streak of lasting five or more innings (he’s averaging 4.3 frames per outing).
  • He will take the mound against a Tigers offense that ranks 25th in MLB with 1080 total hits (on a .230 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .342 (30th in MLB) with 89 total home runs (30th in MLB).
  • Javier has a 0.00 ERA and a 0.333 WHIP against the Tigers this season in three innings pitched, allowing a .000 batting average over one appearance.

Tigers Starter Joey Wentz

  • Wentz (1-1) will take to the mound for the Tigers and make his fourth start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he allowed two hits in 6 2/3 scoreless innings against the Kansas City Royals.
  • The 24-year-old has pitched in three games this season with an ERA of 4.05 and 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .213.
  • He has one quality starts in three chances this season.
  • Wentz has made one start of five or more innings in three chances this season, and averages 4.1 frames when he pitches.
  • The Astros rank ninth in MLB with 645 runs scored this season. They have a .246 batting average this campaign with 186 home runs (fifth in the league).

Astros Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Astros have been favored 122 times and won 84, or 68.9%, of those games.
  • Houston is 9-5 this season when entering a game favored by -270 or more on the moneyline.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 73% chance of a victory for the Astros.
  • Houston and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 52 of their 143 opportunities.
  • In 143 games with a spread this season, the Astros are 77-66-0 ATS.

Tigers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Tigers have come away with 44 wins in the 120 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • This season, Detroit has been victorious three times in nine chances when named as an underdog of at least +220 or longer on the moneyline.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Tigers have a 31.2% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Detroit and their opponents have hit the over in 52 of their 143 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Tigers have posted a record of 64-79-0 against the spread this season.

Astros Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Alex Bregman is hitting .268 with 35 doubles, 21 home runs and 81 walks.
  • In all of MLB, Bregman is 45th in homers and 19th in RBI.
  • Bregman takes a hitting streak of four games into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .294 with a double, a home run, five walks and six RBI.
  • Yordan Alvarez has put his power on display as he leads his team with 33 home runs with a team-high .295 batting average.
  • Including all MLB hitters, Alvarez is ninth in home runs and 19th in RBI.
  • Alvarez enters this matchup looking for his sixth game in a row with a hit. During his last five outings he is batting .438 with three doubles, two home runs, six walks and two RBI.
  • Kyle Tucker has racked up a team-high 95 runs batted in.
  • Tucker will look to build on his three-game hitting in this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .182 with a double, two home runs, a walk and seven RBI.
  • Jose Altuve is batting .291 with 33 doubles, 24 home runs and 57 walks.
  • Altuve has recorded at least one hit in four games in a row. In his last five games he is batting .364 with .
Alex Bregman 136 .268 .377 .471 21 84 129
Yordan Alvarez 118 .295 .403 .598 33 84 121
Kyle Tucker 131 .257 .331 .477 26 95 123
Jose Altuve 124 .291 .377 .514 24 52 137
Yuli Gurriel 129 .245 .293 .370 8 46 118

Tigers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Javier Baez has posted a team-high batting average of .231 while pacing the Tigers in runs batted in with a mark of 55.
  • Among all batters in the big leagues, Baez is 135th in home runs and 92nd in RBI.
  • Baez takes a hitting streak of two games into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .250 with a double, a triple and three RBI.
  • Harold Castro is hitting .270 with 19 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 16 walks.
  • Castro ranks 246th in home runs and 175th in RBI among all batters in MLB.
  • Jeimer Candelario leads the Tigers with 13 long balls.
  • Willi Castro is batting .240 with 18 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 14 walks.
Javier Báez 126 .231 .273 .369 12 55 112
Harold Castro 106 .270 .301 .381 6 41 100
Jeimer Candelario 111 .203 .264 .354 13 45 78
Willi Castro 101 .240 .284 .358 6 28 82
Eric Haase 97 .256 .305 .448 12 40 72

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