OutKick’s MLB Around the Diamond Betting Pick For Monday, April 12th

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Monday is chock full of MLB affairs. Fourteen total games will take place, and all but one will be a night game.

One game that has the attention of many is the Detroit Tigers/Houston Astros game at 8:10pm.

The Astros are in the top spot in the AL West with a mark of 6-3.

Houston has dropped two in a row though. They are just 1-2 at home. However, the Tigers have yet to win away from Comerica Park, going 0-3 on the road, so something has to break Monday.

The Astros are plus 23 in scoring runs, giving them an edge when they take the field Monday against starter Casey Mize.

In his first start of the season last Tuesday, Mize lasted just four innings, allowing a run on five hits, two walks and four strikeouts against the Twins.

His opponent on Monday is Zack Greinke, who has gotten one win in two starts. He allowed just two runs in 13 innings against the Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins.

Greinke gave up two runs on seven hits in seven innings against the Angels. He didn’t allow a run in six innings against Oakland

The Astros are -240, and Greinke, the heavy favorite in the pitching matchup, has the obvious edge over Mize and the Tigers.

Houston will get back on track at home, and it shouldn’t be too much of a stretch to give Detroit the -1.5 runs in this one

Pick: Houston -1.5 (-240) at FanDuel Sportsbook


Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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