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Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers Betting Matchup Report

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April 19, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers Odds


Texas pays a visit to Detroit on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Tigers bats in baseball action at Comerica Park.

Yu Darvish, with a record of 1-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Rangers, while the Tigers trot Adam Wilk to the mound in this one. He is 0-1 so far in 2012.

View Texas vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Detroit opened as +110 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 5-ranked Tigers and the American League No. 8-rated Rangers in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 6-rated American League offense, averaging 4.8 runs per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 1 in the American League at 2.5 in runs allowed per game. The Tigers have averaged 9.1 hits per game so far, less than Rangers batters have averaged on the year (10.2 hits per game).

Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.4 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 6.7 runs per game.

Texas won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Red Sox on April 18. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -106 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Texas got the job done in their last match in a 6-3 victory over Boston on Wednesday at Fenway Park behind starter Derek Holland.

The Tigers were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -123 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jonathan Sanchez and the Royals 4-3 on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.

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

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

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 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas at Detroit, Friday, April 20