Tigers vs. Rangers Prediction
Which struggling team will find a victory on Monday night when the Detroit Tigers hit the road to face the Texas Rangers tonight at 8:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, May 7, 2018
8:05PM ET – Globe Life Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Tigers are favored on the road in this game, as they are getting odds of -125 to win. The Rangers are listed with a money line of +105 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting currently has 63% going on Texas at home today. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Tigers struggle on the road
The Tigers suffered a 4-2 loss at Kansas City on Sunday to lose three games in a four-game series. They are now just 14-19 overall and 6-11 on the road. The Tigers are putting up 4.30 runs per game this season while allowing 4.58 per contest.
Michael Fulmer is getting the starts for the Tigers on Monday night. He has started six games this year and has a 1-2 record with a 2.80 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. Over 35.1 innings of work, Fulmer has amassed 27 strikeouts with nine walks.
Rangers in a funk as well
The Rangers lost their third straight to the Red Sox on Sunday for their sixth loss in eight games. Texas is now 13-23 overall and 6-13 at home. Texas is averaging 4.09 runs per game this season while allowing 5.40 per game.
Matt Moore takes the mound for the Rangers on Sunday. He is just 1-4 in 2018 through six starts and seven total appearances. His last start saw him give up 10 earned runs un four innings to the Indians. That ballooned his ERA to 7.67 and his WHIP to 1.91. Over 29.1 innings this year, Moore has 18 strikeouts with 13 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers have lost four straight meetings with the Rangers and six of their last eight games in Arlington. Detroit is just 1-6 in Fulmer’s last seven road starts.
The Rangers have lost 22 of their last 29 home games and 15 of their last 21 Monday games. They also have dropped 13 of their last 16 series openers.
The Rangers have a questionable starter on the mound today, but I still think the Rangers are a better play. Fulmer may be Detroit’s ace, but the Tigers aren’t winning with him on the mound as is. Detroit is a mess on the road, as evident by losing three to the Royals. I will take my chance on the Rangers at home.
The Pick: Texas Rangers +105