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Derek Holland out to silence Tigers bats in MLB contest

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Aug 11, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers Odds

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The Texas Rangers battle the visiting Detroit Tigers on Saturday in MLB betting action at Rangers Ballpark.

The Rangers will rely on Derek Holland to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Justin Verlander will be his counterpart for the Tigers. Derek Holland is 7-6 this season, and Justin Verlander is 12-7.

View Detroit vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Rangers as +135 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers - Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 3 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 2 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas' No. 1-rated American League offense, averaging 5.1 runs per game, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 7 in the American League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Rangers have averaged 9.7 hits per game so far, more than Tigers batters have averaged on the year (9.3 hits per game).

Detroit brings the American League's No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers' league No. 8-ranked defense.

Detroit was a 6-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Rangers. They won as +121 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Tigers enjoyed a 6-2 victory at the expense of the Rangers on Friday, with Max Scherzer throwing 6 innings of 8-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Tigers at Rangers trends to consider:
Detroit is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Detroit's last 15 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Texas' last 17 games at home
Texas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Texas' last 15 games when playing at home against Detroit
Texas is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Detroit at Texas, Sunday, August 12

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