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The Texas Rangers and the Detroit Tigers will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Comerica Park.

The Rangers will give the ball to starter Justin Grimm in this one. Righthander Grimm is 7-6 this season with a 5.88 ERA.

Starting this game for the Tigers will be Doug Fister. The righthander has a 4.07 ERA to go along with a 6-5 record this season.

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.

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.

Current streak:
Texas has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Texas: 53-39 SU
Detroit: 50-41 SU

Texas most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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's 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:
Detroit home to Texas, Saturday, July 13