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MLB betting line favors Tigers over Rangers

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July 14, 1:08 PM | GrassComerica Park

Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers Odds

54-40TEAM RECORD51-42

Baseball bettors look for value at Comerica Park on Sunday as host Detroit battles the Texas Rangers in baseball odds action.

Martin Perez, with a record of 3-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Rangers, while the Tigers trot Justin Verlander to the mound in this one. He is 9-6 so far in 2013.

View Texas vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of -173 for the Tigers in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 8.5 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 1-ranked Tigers and the American League No. 2-rated Rangers in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Detroit and its American League No. 2-rated batting order, averaging 5.1 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 9 lineup of the Rangers at 4.4 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Texas owns the American League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Texas was a 7-1 winner on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Texas at +141 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Rangers enjoyed a 7-1 victory at the expense of the Tigers on Saturday, with Derek Holland throwing 7 innings of 5-hit ball at Comerica Park.

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

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Rangers at Tigers trends to consider:
Texas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Detroit
Texas is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Texas is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games at home
Detroit is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Texas
Detroit is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Texas home to Baltimore, Friday, July 19
Detroit at Kansas City, Friday, July 19