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Rangers Enjoying Success Vs Tigers

The Texas Rangers start a three-game series with the Detroit Tigers when they travel to Comerica Park Friday. The Rangers have been picking up W’s against the Tigers, despite frequent close outings, as Texas has five of the past six between the clubs.

Shark Bites
  • The Rangers are 1-7 in their past eight games on the road.
  • The OVER is 5-1 in the Tigers past six outings at home.
  • Mike Aviles is 3-for-5 with two home runs in his career vs Cole Hamels.

Cole Hamels, who will take the mound for the Rangers, has registered just one loss since being acquired by the team last July. Hamels is 3-0 with a 3.30 ERA so far this season, but is coming off an outing in which he lasted just five innings while allowing seven hits and four earned runs.

Jordan Zimmermann will take to the bump for the Tigers, as the staff ace is coming off one of the best months in team history. Through Zimmermann’s first five starts of the season he has a 0.55 ERA and while allowing just one earned run across 33.0 innings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Detroit was a -130 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 8.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.6-4.0 victory for the Tigers. 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 sport a record of 14-13 heading into this matchup, while the Texas Rangers sit at 15-14 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Texas injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Detroit Tigers at No. 19 and the Texas Rangers at No. 21 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Detroit Tigers No. 9 ranked offense (4.52 runs per game) against a Texas Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Detroit Tigers have been averaging 9.15 hits per game, more than the Texas Rangers have managed so far this season (8.41 hits on average).

Defensively, Texas features the No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.64 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 at home, scoring 4.45 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas got the wrong end of the stick in their last game on Thursday, suffering a 12-2 humiliation against Toronto.

The Tigers endured a 9-4 loss at the hands of the Indians on Thursday, with Michael Fulmer throwing 5 innings of 10-hit ball at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Texas's last 13 games
  • Texas is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas's last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
  • Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Detroit, Saturday, May 7th