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MLB Odds: Rangers vs. Tigers

The American League Championship Series shifts to Detroit on Tuesday night for Game 3 of the set between the Tigers and the Rangers.

Doug Fister gets the ball for the Tigers at home on Tuesday night, while the Rangers will counter with Colby Lewis. On Monday Texas took a 2-0 series lead with a 7-3 victory in 11 innings.

View Texas vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-125 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 6-ranked Tigers and the American League No. 1-rated Rangers in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Detroit's American League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.9 runs per game, against a Rangers offense rated No. 3 and scoring 5.3 runs per game in the league. The Tigers have averaged 9.5 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rangers hitters have managed (9.9 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the American League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Detroit was a 7-3 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Texas at -148 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Detroit lost a tight one on Monday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 7-3 score against Texas at Rangers Ballpark.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 8-2
After playing Texas are 7-3
After a loss are 9-1

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 UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games on the road
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games at home
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Detroit's last 16 games

Next up:
Texas at Detroit, Wednesday, October 12