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Baseball odds preview - Detroit vs. Texas

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June 27, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers Odds

36-38TEAM RECORD46-29

The Rangers get a visit from the Detroit Tigers in baseball action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Texas hands the ball to starter Roy Oswalt in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-0 mark on the year. Detroit counters with Doug Fister, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rangers bats at the same time.

View Detroit vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Rangers as -155 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 10 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 1-ranked Rangers and the American League No. 8-rated Tigers in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas' No. 1 ranked American League offense (5.3 runs per game) against a Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the American League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Rangers have been averaging 9.9 hits per game, more than the Tigers have managed so far this season (8.9 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 7-5 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -182 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Tigers endured a 7-5 loss at the hands of the Rangers on Tuesday, with Drew Smyly throwing 4 2/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Tigers at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Detroit's last 13 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing Texas
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
Texas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Texas' last 13 games when playing at home against Detroit
Texas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Tampa Bay, Thursday, June 28
Texas home to Oakland, Thursday, June 28