The Houston Astros are set to battle the Detroit Tigers on May 11, 2024, at Comerica Park, starting at 6:10 PM under partially cloudy skies. Cristian Javier will take the hill for Houston with an impressive ERA of 1.543 while Detroit counters with Tarik Skubal, who holds an ERA of 1.898.

In the 2024 American League West standings, Houston is 13th with a 14-24 record, a .370 winning percentage, and a 5-5 divisional record, placing them fourth in their division. Their recent performance shows a streak of two consecutive wins and five wins in their last 10 games. They have struggled equally at home and away, holding a record of 7-12 in both settings, while their performance during day games stands at 4 wins compared to 10 in night games. The Astros have accumulated 167 runs scored against 195 runs allowed.

Meanwhile, the Detroit Tigers sit at 8th in the AL Central with a balanced 19-19 record, a .500 winning percentage, and are fourth in their division with a 10-6 divisional record. Their recent games reflect a bit of a slump, having won only three of their last 10 matches and currently on a two-game losing streak. Detroit has posted an 8-10 home record and an 11-9 away record, with their day game wins slightly better at 11 compared to 8 in night games. The Tigers have recorded 151 runs while conceding 148.

Regarding the betting odds for this matchup, the point spread is set at -1.5, and the Over/Under for total runs scored is 7.0. The money line positions Detroit as the slight favorite with odds at -135, while Houston is the underdog at +113. Given these statistics and recent form, bettors should weigh these odds when considering their wagers.