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Texas Rangers Face the Detroit Tigers Saturday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

The Detroit Tigers battle the visiting Texas Rangers on Saturday in MLB betting odds action at Comerica Park.

Detroit sends Mike Pelfrey out against A.J. Griffin for the Texas Rangers in this game. Pelfrey is 0-4 with a 7.10 ERA on the season, while Griffin is 3-0 on the year and has a 2.32 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Detroit sat as -105 earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 9, according to MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.8-3.6 result in favor of 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

14-14 Detroit battles the Rangers, currently with a 16-14 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. 19 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Texas Rangers, who rate a No. 21 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Detroit Tigers No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4.39 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers offense rated No. 19 and scoring 4.17 runs per game. The Tigers have averaged 8.89 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rangers hitters have managed (8.47 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Texas owns the No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 3.47 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas got the job done in their last match in a 5-1 victory over Detroit on Friday at Comerica Park behind starter C Hamels.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games
  • Texas is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas's last 9 games on the road
  • Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit's last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games at home
  • Detroit is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Detroit, Sunday, May 8th