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Darvish Has Traditionally Owned the Tigers

Miguel Cabrera has been a boon for the Detroit Tigers since returning from injury, and the Tigers will look to take the rubber match of a three-game set vs the visiting Texas Rangers on Sunday night. Sportsbooks opened the Tigers as +110 moneyline home underdogs with a total of 8.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Rangers are 7-1 in the last eight meetings in Detroit.
  • The Tigers are 6-2 in their last eight home games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • The Rangers are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.

Yu Darvish and Matthew Boyd will get the start for the Rangers and Tigers, respectively. Darvish (4-2, 2.76 ERA) improved to 3-0 during a five-start unbeaten streak by striking out nine while allowing only one run on four hits over seven innings to beat the Phillies in his last outing. It was the hurler’s fifth quality start in a row.

Boyd (2-3, 5.18) will attempt to bounce back from a brutal performance against Baltimore which saw him tie a season low with a 2 1/3 inning outing while getting hammered for seven runs and eight hits. That ended a string of three straight quality starts. The 26-year-old is 1-3 with a 5.24 ERA in four career starts vs the Rangers.

The Rangers have been triumphing with ease when Darvish takes the hill against the Tigers. In Darvish’s last six starts vs Detroit, the Rangers are 6-0.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Detroit sat as 126 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 9, according to BetOnline.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rangers to win this game 5.1-4.3. 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

The Detroit Tigers bring a 21-20 record to the battle against the 23-21 Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Texas injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Detroit Tigers rated this week at No. 18 and the Texas Rangers sitting at No. 9.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Texas Rangers rank No. 27 at 7.66 hits per game. That compares with the Detroit Tigers No. 19 ranking in that category.

Texas brings the No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Tigers's No. 26-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rangers endured a 9-3 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Saturday, with A Griffin throwing 3.1 innings of 9-hit ball at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games
  • Texas is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Detroit is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Boston, Tuesday, May 23rd
Detroit at Houston, Monday, May 22nd