Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers Odds - Free Pick

May 19, 7:10 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Tigers -135 / Rangers +125

The 22-20 Texas Rangers travel to the Motor City to take on the 20-19 Detroit Tigers in the first game of a three-game set at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan tonight. The first pitch for this match is scheduled to be thrown at 7:10 PM ET.

The MLB betting board lists the home squad as a -135 money line favorite over the sizzling Rangers. The total is up on the board for bettors at 9 runs.

In their last game the Rangers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4. In the game the Rangers scored eight runs on nine hits and the Phillies scored four runs on eight hits. Texas scored five runs in the 5th inning to break the game open.

In their last game the Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5. In the game the Tigers scored six runs on eight hits and the Orioles scored five runs also on eight hits.

This season the Rangers rank 8th in the Majors in runs scored and 5th in team ERA.

The Tigers rank 14th in the Majors in runs scored and 27th in team ERA.


Pitching Match Up

Texas: Nick Martinez (0-2, 5.04 ERA)
Detroit: Daniel Norris (2-2, 4.34 ERA)

Nick Martinez gets the start for the Rangers in the first game of this series and in his last outing he gave up three earned runs in six innings in a 6-5 win over the Oakland A’s. The Rangers had lost his previous three outings where he went 17 innings and gave up 13 earned runs. In two road starts this season Martinez has given up 10 earned runs in 11 innings of work. Overall, the Rangers have lost seven of his last nine starts and 10 of his last 11 road starts. In three career appearances, including two starts, against the Tigers Martinez is 1-1 with an ERA of 4.82.

Daniel Norris goes for the Tigers tonight and in his last start he gave up two earned runs in five innings in a 4-3 win over the L.A. Angels. The Tigers have won two of his last three starts and in that span he has gone 15 innings and given up seven earned runs. Norris only has one career start against the Rangers and it is one he would like to forget getting shelled giving up six earned runs in only two innings of work. Detroit had lost his first two home starts this season before getting the W in the last home game with him on the mound. He has started series’ off well and the Tigers are 4-0 in his last four starts in the first game of a series.

Betting Angles

The Rangers are 9-3 in their last 12 games against the Tigers.

The Rangers are 6-0 in their last6 games against the Tigers in Detroit.

In the last 7 games between these teams in Detroit the Under record is 5-2.

This season the Tigers are 11-8 at home and the Rangers are 6-12 on the road.

Straight Up / Over/Under / Run Line Records

Texas Rangers: 22-20 SU / O/U 19-23 / Run Line W/L 25-17
Detroit Tigers: 20-19 SU / O/U 22-16 / Run Line W/L 19-20

Texas at Detroit Key Betting Trends

  • TEX is 9-0 in their last 9 overall
  • TEX is 4-11 in their last 15 road games
  • TEX has an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 games
  • DET is 5-1 in their last 6 home games vs. a right-handed starter
  • DET is 5-2 in their last 7 home games
  • DET has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter

Key Player Injuries

(!)[3B] 04/01/2017 - Adrian Beltre 10-day DL (3/30) ( Calf )
[P] 04/01/2017 - Chi Chi Gonzalez 60-day DL (4/02) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/01/2017 - Tanner Schepper 10-day DL (3/30) ( Abdominal )
[C] 03/31/2017 - Brett Nicholas 10-day DL (3/30) ( Knee )
[P] 03/31/2017 - Jake Diekman 60-day DL (2/14) ( Intestinal )
[SS] 04/03/2017 - Hanser Alberto 60-day DL (3/30) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/03/2017 - Tyson Ross 10-day DL (3/30) ( Undisclosed )
[P] 05/03/2017 - Cole Hamels 10-day DL (4/30) ( Oblique )
[CF] 05/15/2017 - Carlos Gomez 10-day DL (5/15) ( Hamstring )
[P] 05/09/2017 - Jose Leclerc 10-day DL (5/8) ( Finger )

[1B] 05/18/2017 - Miguel Cabrera expected to miss Friday vs. Texas Rangers ( Oblique )
[DH] 05/18/2017 - Victor Martinez expected to miss next 3 games vs. Texas Rangers ( Personal )
[RF] 05/12/2017 - Jim Adduci 10-day DL (5/11) ( Oblique )

Texas Rangers vs. Detroit Tigers Prediction

The Rangers are the hottest team in the Majors, as they are riding a nine-game winning streak. They have been solid at the plate and on the mound in their win streak and they are now over .500 and in 2nd place in the AL West 7.5 games back of the Houston Astros. The Tigers have won two in a row and three of their last four games and they are tied with the Cleveland Indians in 2nd place in the AL Central only one game back of the Minnesota Twins. Detroit will be shorthanded in this game, as leading hitter and RBI man Victor Martinez is out for personal reasons and Miguel Cabrera is out with an injury. The Rangers are hot, but all of their wins in their streak were out home. They are well under .500 on the road this season and Martinez has struggled away from the Lone Star State. All streaks come to an end and the one for the Rangers will end in this game, as the Tigers will get the W.

Free Pick: 
Take the Tigers -135

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