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Hamels Has Been Lighting up Globe Life Park

Things keep getting darker in Detroit and with another loss tonight, the Tigers will leave Arlington with nary a win en route to their matchup with the mighty Dodgers. The trends, however, heavily favor the hometown Rangers, who also hold a massive advantage in the starting pitching matchup.

SHARK BITES
  • The Tigers are 0-6 SU and on the runline in their last 6 games on the road.
  • The Rangers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games with Cole Hamels as the starting pitcher.
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of the Tigers’ last 9 games when closing out a series.

Going 7-1 this season with a 3.31 ERA, Cole Hamels has shown he can still be incredibly effective at the major-league level. The 33-year-old lefty, who’s been excellent at Globe Life Park in 2017 (5-0 in 7 starts), has allowed his last three opponents to earn just three total runs in 22 innings of work.

The Tigers will call upon their own 33-year-old hurler but manager Brad Ausmus won’t be nearly as confident in Anibal Sanchez (6.69 ERA) as Jeff Banister is in Hamels.

Sanchez has given up an astounding 13 runs in his last nine innings on the bump and if he keeps it up, he could find himself out of work for 2018. The righty has been very bad on all fronts this season and he should be a great help to those betting with the Tigers’ OVER trend in series finales.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Texas Rangers as -181 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 10.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 7.7-2.9 result in favor of the Rangers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Rangers sport a record of 58-60 heading into this matchup, while the Detroit Tigers sit at 53-66 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Detroit injuries news.

This game puts the Texas Rangers, most recently No. 13 in OddsShark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Detroit Tigers, who rate a No. 22 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Detroit Tigers rank No. 9 at 8.88 hits per game. That compares with the Texas Rangers No. 28 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Detroit features the No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.44 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 at home, scoring 5.59 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit suffered a 10-4 loss against Texas on Tuesday, as Justin Verlander wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games
  • Detroit is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Texas is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games
  • Texas is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Los Angeles, Friday, August 18
Texas home to Chicago, Thursday, August 17

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