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Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers in MLB odds

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May 18, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers Odds

23-17TEAM RECORD27-15

The Texas Rangers host Detroit on Saturday, looking to build on their 27-15 mark against the 23-17 Tigers in MLB betting action at Rangers Ballpark.

Texas hands the ball to starter Justin Grimm in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-3 mark on the year. Detroit counters with Anibal Sanchez, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rangers bats at the same time.

View Detroit vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Detroit before the first pitch in this match found them as 124-moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 9.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rangers at No. 7 in the American League and the Tigers at No. 1 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas' American League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.3 runs per game in the league. The Rangers have averaged 9.1 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (10.2 per nine innings).

Defensively, Detroit features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 5.2 runs per game.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at +110 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Tigers enjoyed a 2-1 victory at the expense of the Rangers on Friday, with Rick Porcello throwing 5 2/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Tigers at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Detroit's last 19 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 7 games at home
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Texas is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Texas, Sunday, May 19