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Pick on the Total for the Astros-Tigers game on September 12

VSiN’s Greg Peterson goes over the best betting options for Monday’s Houston Astros vs. Detroit Tigers game.

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MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros go to Detroit after a 12-run outburst to finish their series with the Los Angeles Angels and will look to stay hot against the Tigers on Monday.

Houston Astros (-195, 7) vs. Detroit Tigers

The Tigers will give the ball to Eduardo Rodriguez, who has made just 12 starts this season between off-field dealings and injury, and has given out 3.7 walks per nine innings with his 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings being his lowest since his rookie season.

Rodriguez has not been in good recent form, allowing at least three runs in three of his past five games. The Tigers’ bullpen behind Rodriguez has a 5.03 ERA since the beginning of August, which ranks 26th in the league.

The Tigers' offense ranks last in the MLB in runs scored, but has scored at least four runs in four of their past five games and is facing a starting pitcher in Framber Valdez that has had command issues.

Valdez has allowed at least three walks in four of his past six starts, which could lead to his streak of going at least six innings pitched in 23 straight starts in question.

With the Astros fifth in the league in home runs per game, Monday’s series opener will have plenty of runs.

The Play: Astros vs. Tigers Over 7

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