The Texas Rangers look to continue their domination of the Detroit Tigers when the two teams kick off a three-game weekend set on Friday. The Rangers have won the past five meetings with the Tigers while averaging 7.2 runs per game in that span.
- Cameron Maybin will not be in the lineup after being placed on the 15-day Wednesday.
- The Rangers are 10-2 SU in their past 12 games at home coming off a home loss.
- The OVER is 21-8 in the Tigers’ past 29 games that Anibal Sanchez started.
Yu Darvish is coming off the best start to his injury-riddled season, as the righty went 7.0 innings of no-run ball Sunday. A game against the Tigers should help bring Darvish along, as he his 5-0 with a 3.60 ERA in five career starts against the club.
Anibal Sanchez gets the nod for the Tigers, as the veteran attempts to continue his red-hot play in August. Sanchez has a 1.29 ERA with a 0.929 WHIP in his past two starts – which includes a spectacular 10-strikeout performance against the New York Mets.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Detroit Tigers listed as underdogs of 167 at most sportsbooks, including Bodog. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.
Odds – Shark
computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.5-4.6 win for the Rangers on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Texas Rangers sport a record of 68-48 heading into this matchup, while the Detroit Tigers sit at 61-53 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Detroit injuries news.
The Odds – Shark
MLB Power Rankings have the Texas Rangers at No. 16 and the Detroit Tigers at No. 5 heading into this contest.
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas has baseball’s No. 7-rated offensive output, at 9.02 hits per game. The Detroit Tigers average 9.22 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Texas has the No. 21-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the No. 18 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Tigers endured a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Mariners on Wednesday, with J Verlander throwing 7 innings of 7-hit ball at Safeco Field.
Texas looks to rebound from a loss to the Rockies, who beat them 12-9 on Thursday behind a start from C Bettis at Globe Life Park.
- Detroit is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
- Detroit is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
- Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games
- Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Texas’s last 12 games
- Texas is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games at home
- Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Detroit at Texas, Saturday, August 13th