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MLB Betting Line Favors the Detroit Tigers over the Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers pay a visit to Detroit on Friday, hoping to shut down the Tigers bats in baseball betting action at Comerica Park.

Colby Lewis, with a record of 13-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Texas Rangers, while the Detroit Tigers trot Justin Verlander to the mound in this one. He is 1-5 so far in 2015.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Detroit Tigers in this matchup found them as -125 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5-4.3 victory for the Rangers. 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

59-61 Detroit battles the Rangers, currently with a 61-59 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Texas injuries news.

The Detroit Tigers sit at No. 18 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Texas Rangers sit at No. 13 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Detroit Tigers and its No. 5-rated batting order, averaging 4.49 runs per nine innings, against the No. 6 line up of the Texas Rangers at 4.47 runs per outing.

Detroit owns the No. 27 defense, allowing 4.49 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas's No. 26-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

A Simon shut down the Rangers in their last game, striking out 5 in a 4-0 shutout over Texas in baseball action at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games
  • Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas's last 9 games on the road
  • Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Detroit's last 23 games at home
  • Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Detroit, Saturday, August 22nd