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Tigers visit Texas Rangers in MLB clash

Detroit TigersTexas Rangers
Aug 12, 3:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers Odds

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Rangers Ballpark hosts an MLB battle between the Texas Rangers and the visiting Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

Detroit puts its faith in starter Rick Porcello to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 9-6. Getting the ball for the Rangers is Yu Darvish, who owns a 11-8 record on the season with a 4.57 ERA.

View Detroit vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tigers were listed as +-150 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 10.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Rangers, most recently No. 3 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate an American League No. 2 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas' No. 1-rated American League offense, averaging 5.1 runs per game, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 7 in the American League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Rangers have averaged 9.7 hits per game so far, more than Tigers batters have averaged on the year (9.2 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at +124 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Detroit suffered a 2-1 loss against Texas on Saturday, as Justin Verlander wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Tigers at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Texas
Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Detroit's last 16 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Texas' last 18 games at home
Texas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games when playing Detroit
Texas is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Detroit at Minnesota, Monday, August 13
Texas at NY Yankees, Monday, August 13