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Detroit sends Rick Porcello vs Matt Harrison in Tigers vs Rangers game

Texas RangersDetroit Tigers
April 20, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers Odds


Detroit will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Texas Rangers pay a visit to Comerica Park.

Detroit sends Rick Porcello out against Matt Harrison for the Rangers in this game. Porcello is 1-0 with a 1.84 ERA on the season, while Harrison is 2-0 on the year and has a 0.64 ERA.

View Texas vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Tigers in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -105 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 5 and the Rangers sitting at No. 8.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 7 ranked American League offense (4.7 runs per game) against a Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the American League at 2.5 runs allowed per game. The Tigers have been averaging 8.8 hits per game, less than the Rangers have managed so far this season (10.8 hits on average).

Texas brings the American League's No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Tigers' league No. 4-ranked defense.

The Rangers were a 10-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -132 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Texas got the job done in their last match in a 10-3 victory over Detroit on Thursday at Comerica Park behind starter Yu Darvish.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Rangers at Tigers trends to consider:
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing Detroit
Texas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Texas
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Texas at Detroit, Saturday, April 21