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MLB Betting: Tigers vs. Rangers

The Rangers will try to close out the American League Championship Series on Saturday when they host the Tigers in Game 6 of the set.

Texas gives Derek Holland the start on Saturday, with Max Scherzer the probable pitcher for Detroit. The Tigers pulled out a 7-5 win in Game 5 on Thursday to cut the Rangers' series lead to 3-2.

View Detroit vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed as -136 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier on Monday.

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

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas has the American League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 9.9 hits per game. The Tigers average 9.5 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the American League list.

Texas owns the American League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 8-rated defense.

Texas lost its last outing, a 7-5 result against the Tigers on October 13. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -148 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Rangers endured a 7-5 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Thursday, with C.J. Wilson throwing 6 innings of 8-hit ball at Comerica Park.

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

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 10-0

A few Tigers at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Detroit's last 19 games
Detroit is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
Texas is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games at home
Texas is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Texas' last 10 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Texas, Sunday, October 16