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Baseball Betting: Tigers vs. Rangers

The Tigers and Rangers will begin the American League Championship Series on Saturday with Game 1 of the best-of-seven set in Texas.

Detroit knocked off the Yankees in five games in their AL Division Series on Thursday night, while Texas needed only four games to get past the Rays in their first-round playoff series on Tuesday.

View Detroit vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 105 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers sit at No. 1 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at an American League No. 6 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Tigers rank No. 4 in the American League at 9.5 hits per game. That compares with Texas’s No. 2 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the American League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Detroit was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on Detroit at +160 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Detroit got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over New York on Thursday at Yankee Stadium behind starter Doug Fister.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at +100 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rangers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jeremy Hellickson and the Rays 4-3 on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing NY Yankees are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Tigers at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing on the road against Texas
Detroit is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Texas
Detroit is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Texas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Texas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas' last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Texas, Sunday, October 9