Tigers vs. Rangers Prediction
Can the Detroit Tigers avoid another road loss when they take on the Texas Rangers when the two teams continue their series tonight at 8:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
8:05PM ET – Globe Life Park
TV: FSSW (Tex); FSDT (Det)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Rangers are favored at home today, as they are getting odds of -160 to win. The Tigers are listed with a money line of +145 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting currently has 56% going on Detroit on the road 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 stumble again
The Tigers dropped another road game on Monday, 7-6 at Texas. That loss was their fourth in five games. They are now just 14-20 overall and 6-12 on the road. The Tigers are putting up 4.35 runs per game this season while allowing 4.65 per contest.
Mike Fiers takes the mound for the Tigers this evening. He is 2-2 through his first five starts of the season. He has a 5.00 ERA and a 1.33WHIP over 27 innings of work. Fiers also has 16 strikeouts with five walks.
Rangers end losing skid
The Rangers ended their three-game losing streak on Monday with the win over the Tigers. Texas is now 14-23 overall and 7-13 at home. Texas is averaging 4.08 runs per game this season while allowing 5.43 per game.
Mike Minor is getting the start for Texas today. He is 3-1 through six starts this year. Minor has a 4.36 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP this season and has racked up 28 strikeouts with nine walks over 33 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers are just 3-9 in their last 12 Tuesday games and 1-5 in their last six road games against a left-handed starting pitcher.
The Rangers are just 8-23 in their last 31 home games and 3-12 in their last 15 games following a win. However, they have won four of Minor’s last five starts.
The Tigers can’t seem to get the right formula together right now. If their hitting shows up, their pitching isn’t. If their pitching shines, their hitting fails. I don’t trust them to win on the road right now, even against a shaky Texas team. Fiers doesn’t get deep into games and the Detroit bullpen has proven it can’t be trusted.
The Pick: Texas Rangers -160