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MLB Betting Preview: Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros

August 27, 2023



The showdown between the Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers is coming up soon for the finale in Michigan. Both teams have earned one win each, making this a great betting opportunity.


  • Date: Game 3 on August 27, 2023 at 1:40 PM ET

  • Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan

Houston Astros Betting Preview

The Astros have gone 2-3 over their previous five games. One of those losses was a historic 17-1 outing against the Boston Red Sox. Justin Velander (9-6) will be offering his services on the mound in game three, with an ERA of .491.

They consistently uphold a .252 batting average, which is better than the Tigers. On the defensive side, they typically concede an average of .244 to their opponents.

They have a solid Earned Run Average (ERA), standing firmly at 3.24 per game. Furthermore, their On-Base Percentage (OBP) tallies at .324, while their slugging percentage is a bit lower than the league norm, reaching .419.

The Astros are searching for a way to break out ahead in the AL West. They are currently bumping heads with the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers, who are also aiming to land a spot in the playoffs.

Detroit Tigers Betting Preview

The Tigers have gone 2-3 of their previous five games. They have an opportunity to find some consistency, but must slow down the Astros while at the plate. Alex Faedo (2-4) will take the mound but has an ERA of 4.49.

This year, they demonstrated some issues on both ends of the field. Their batting average stands at a solid .235 while defensively, they are only allowing .244. This will be an important factor to watch.

Furthermore, their ERA of 4.41 is not as appealing as the Astros. Their On-Base Percentage (OBP) is somewhat lacking at .301. Additionally, their slugging percentage is not as good as  the Astros, standing at .380.

The Tigers are third in the AL Central and are trailing the Minnesota Twins by about eight games. They still have a solid opportunity to win and to move closer to the division lead.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie's most recent odds indicate that the Houston Astros are currently seen as having a solid advantage in the upcoming final game. As per market analysis, there is a strong 68.7 percent probability that the Astros will secure another triumph away from home.


  • Detroit Tigers: +150

  • Houston Astros: -180

The series is tied 1-1 and must be settled, most likely with another good offensive performance. The Tigers have scored six runs across two games while the Astros have accumulated 10 in this tel games. Overall, look for the Astros to claim another on the road.

Final Pick: Take the Houston Astros to Win at -180

Written By: David White