Can Scherzer get to 14-0 for Tigers?
The Detroit Tigers are expected to send Max Scherzer and his 13-0 record to the mound on Saturday night as they continue their MLB betting series at home against the Texas Rangers.
Scherzer has pitched the Tigers to wins in nine of his last 10 trips to the mound, and his ERA sits at 3.06 on the season. The righthander has started against the Rangers seven times in his career, going 4-0 with a 3.35 ERA in those seven contests.
Derek Holland, with a record of 7-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Rangers in this one.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 2-rated Rangers taking on the American League's No. 1-rated Tigers in this contest.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rangers rank No. 5 in the American League at 8.9 hits per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 1 ranking in that category.
Comparing defensive stats, Texas owns the American League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.
The Rangers were a 7-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -179 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors. Texas looks to rebound from a loss to the Tigers, who beat them 7-2 on Friday behind a start from Doug Fister at Comerica Park.
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
A few Rangers at Tigers trends to consider:
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas' last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games
Texas is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 10 games at home
Detroit is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games
Detroit is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Texas
Texas at Detroit, Sunday, July 14