Texas favored by -105 against Detroit on Friday
Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers Odds
The Texas Rangers host Detroit on Friday, looking to build on their 27-14 mark against the 22-17 Tigers in MLB betting action at Rangers Ballpark.
Detroit puts its faith in starter Rick Porcello to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-2. Getting the ball for the Rangers is Nick Tepesech, who owns a 3-3 record on the season with a 4.03 ERA.
Bettors looking to side with the Rangers in this matchup found them as -105 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 10 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 7-rated Rangers and the league No. 1-ranked Tigers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas' American League No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.7 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.4 runs per game in the league. The Rangers have averaged 9.1 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (10.3 per nine innings).
Defensively, Detroit features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.9 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 5.4 runs per game.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 10-4 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -111 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit looks to rebound from a loss to the Rangers, who beat them 10-4 on Thursday behind a start from Yu Darvish at Rangers Ballpark.
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Tigers at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Detroit's last 18 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Texas
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games at home
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
Detroit at Texas, Saturday, May 18