The Detroit Tigers will visit the Houston Astros on Tuesday in the second game of a three-game set. The Tigers enter with a 1-3 record, while the Astros are 2-3. Detroit picked up their first victory of 2023 in the series opener as they won 7-6 in the 11th inning.
Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros: Betting Odds
|Detroit Tigers||+1.5 (-110)||Over 7.5 (-110)||+235|
|Houston Astros||-1.5 (-110)||Under 7.5 (-110)||-290|
Fixture: Detroit Tigers @ Houston Astros
Date & Time: Tuesday, April 4, 8:10 p.m. EDT
Venue: Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas
Matt Manning will get the start for the Detroit Tigers tonight. He had a 2-3 record with a 3.43 ERA last season while striking out 48 batters in 63.0 innings pitched. Manning has not faced the Houston Astros in his two-year career.
The Houston Astros will give the ball to Framber Valdez, who threw 5.0 innings of scoreless ball on Opening Day. Valdez made 31 starts and finished fifth in Cy Young voting in 2022. He had a 17-6 record with an ERA of 2.82 and struck out 194 batters in 201.1 innings pitched. Framber Valdez made two starts, one of which was a complete game shutout, against the Detroit Tigers in 2022. He pitched 15.0 innings against the Tigers, allowing just two runs while striking out 15.
Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros: Betting Prediction
Although Matt Manning made good on his top-100 prospect status in 2022, Framber Valdez emerged as one of the best pitchers in baseball. Furthermore, the Houston Astros offense has much more firepower than the Detroit Tigers. Look for the Astros to get back in the win column as they defeat the Tigers by at least two runs.