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Texas Rangers take on Tigers in baseball test

Texas RangersDetroit Tigers
Oct 13, 4:19 PM | GrassComerica Park

Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers Odds

96-66TEAM RECORD95-67

The Detroit Tigers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Texas Rangers invade Comerica Park on Thursday.

C.J. Wilson gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rangers on this day; he's 16-8 on the season. The Tigers, meanwhile, will counter with Justin Verlander, who will be looking to improve on his 25-6 mark.

View Texas vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Detroit sat as -160 favorites. The total was set at 7.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 6 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rangers, who rate an American League No. 1 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Detroit's American League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.9 runs per game, against a Rangers offense rated No. 3 and scoring 5.3 runs per game in the league. The Tigers have averaged 9.5 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rangers hitters have managed (9.9 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Texas owns the American League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.4 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

The Rangers were a 7-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -122 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Texas needed extra innings to get the job done against the Tigers on Wednesday as the Rangers defeated them 7-3 at Comerica Park.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Texas are 8-2
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1

A few Rangers at Tigers trends to consider:
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games on the road
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games at home
Detroit is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Texas
Detroit is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Detroit's last 18 games

Next up:
Texas home to Detroit, Saturday, October 15