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Texas Rangers take on Tigers in baseball test

Texas RangersDetroit Tigers
July 12, 7:08 PM | GrassComerica Park

Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers Odds

53-39TEAM RECORD50-41

The Detroit Tigers host Texas on Friday, looking to build on their 50-41 mark against the 53-39 Rangers in MLB betting action at Comerica Park.

The match puts starter Justin Grimm for the Rangers on the hill facing Doug Fister for the Tigers. Grimm brings a 7-6 mark to the game, while Fister is 6-5 to date on the season.

View Texas vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Tigers as -180 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 1 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rangers, who rate an American League No. 2 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the American League at 10 per game. By contrast, the Rangers are rated No. 5 in the same category at 8.9 per game.

Detroit owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 4-rated defense.

The Rangers were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at -144 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Texas suffered a 3-1 loss against Baltimore on Thursday, as Ross Wolf wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Camden Yards.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 6-3 result against the White Sox on July 11. Bettors who backed the White Sox at +141 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Detroit suffered a 6-3 loss against Chicago on Thursday, as Anibal Sanchez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Rangers at Tigers trends to consider:
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Texas is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Texas is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Detroit is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Texas

Next up:
Texas at Detroit, Saturday, July 13