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MLB Odds Betting - Texas Rangers Underdogs vs Tigers at Detroit

The Detroit Tigers look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Texas Rangers arrive at Comerica Park on Thursday.

The Detroit Tigers will rely on Alfredo Simon to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Martin Perez will be his counterpart for the Texas Rangers. Alfredo Simon is 10-7 this season, and Martin Perez is 1-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Detroit was a -113 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 9.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.2-4.1 win for the Rangers on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

58-61 Detroit battles the Rangers, currently with a 61-58 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Texas injuries news.

This game puts the Detroit Tigers, most recently No. 29 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Texas Rangers, who rate a No. 20 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Detroit Tigers No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.51 runs per game. The Tigers have averaged 9.59 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rangers hitters have managed (8.78 per nine innings).

Detroit owns the No. 27 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas's No. 26-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rangers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Mike Montgomery and the Mariners 7-2 on Wednesday at Globe Life Park.

Detroit rolled to a 15-8 win against Chicago on Wednesday, as D Norris and the Tigers' bats led the team to victory at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
  • Texas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas's last 8 games on the road
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Detroit's last 22 games at home
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Detroit, Friday, August 21st