The Texas Rangers take on the Detroit Tigers in an afternoon matchup on Thursday. The American League foes square off in the final game of a four-game set. Tyler Alexander is scheduled to start for the Tigers. Mike Foltynewicz is set to take the mound for the Rangers.
First pitch is at 1:10 p.m. ET in Detroit. William Hill Sportsbook lists Detroit as a -130 favorite on the money line, while the over-under, or total number of runs Vegas thinks will be scored, is nine in the latest Rangers vs. Tigers odds. Before making any Tigers vs. Rangers picks or MLB predictions, you need to see what SportsLine’s advanced computer model has to say.
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Now, the model has locked in its Rangers vs. Tigers picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see its MLB picks. Now, here are the MLB odds today and betting trends for Tigers vs. Rangers:
- Rangers vs. Tigers money line: Tigers -130, Rangers +120
- Rangers vs. Tigers over-under: 9 runs
- Rangers vs. Tigers run line: Tigers -1.5 (+140)
- TEX: The Rangers are 0-6 since the All-Star break
- DET: The Tigers are on a six-game winning streak
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Why you should back the Rangers
The Rangers are unquestionably struggling, but there are reasons for optimism. Texas is led by a pair of boppers, with Joey Gallo and Adolis Garcia capable of changing any game. Gallo enters with 24 home runs, 72 walks and a slugging percentage of .502 on the season. Garcia has 22 home runs and a .505 slugging percentage.
In terms of the matchup, the Tigers have a bottom-five bullpen ERA, allowing more than five earned runs per nine innings. Detroit is also near the bottom of the league in strikeouts as a pitching staff, and the Tigers have the second-most strikeouts in the AL on offense.
Why you should back the Tigers
The Tigers seem to have the Rangers’ number overall, and they have some tangible advantages. Detroit is led by Jonathan Schoop, who has 17 home runs and an .800 OPS this season. Schoop’s offensive performance is 16 percent above the league average according to weighted runs created, and the Tigers are among the league’s best teams in generating triples (19) and stolen bases (59).
On the flip side, Texas is struggling mightily with its pitching staff, including the fact that opponents have bludgeoned it with the long ball. The Rangers have allowed 138 home runs this season, including three on Wednesday night, and they are also a bottom-tier team in generating the swings and misses needed to pick up badly needed strikeouts. Texas is also one of the league’s shakier offensive teams, and things have been brutal for the Rangers since the All-Star break with just five runs scored in six games.
How to make Rangers vs. Tigers picks
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