Rangers vs. Tigers Prediction

Texas Rangers vs. Detroit Tigers, 7/5/18 Prediction & Odds

A pair of 38-win teams kick off a weekend series tonight when the Detroit Tigers host the Texas Rangers at 7:10PM ET.

Game Snapshot & Odds

909 Texas Rangers at 910 Detroit Tigers

Thursday, July 5, 2018

7:10PM ET – Comerica Park

TV: FSDT (Det); FSSW (Tex)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the Tigers are favored at home in this game, as they are getting odds of -115 to win. The Rangers are getting odds of +105 on the road, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 55 percent going on Texas on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Rangers drop three straight

Texas had some momentum building, but the Rangers have lost their last three – all at home – coming into tonight. The Rangers are 38-49 on the season and 19-21 on the road. Texas is scoring 4.54 runs per game this season while allowing 5.10 per game.

Yovanni Gallardo gets the start for the Rangers this evening. He has started three games since being acquired by the Rangers. He is 2-0 in those three starts, allowing 12 earned runs over 17.2 innings. He has 14 strikeouts with six walks.

Tigers unable to find consistency

Just a few weeks ago, the Tigers were 1 game under .500. Since, they have lost 14 of their last 16 games to drop to 38-50 overall and 23-21 at home. Detroit is averaging just 3.99 runs per game at the plate while allowing 4.65 per contest.

Matthew Boyd takes the mound for the Tigers this evening. He has started 16 games this year and has a 4-6 record with a 4.18 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. Boyd has pitched 88.1 innings and has 76 strikeouts with 35 walks.

MLB Betting Trends

Texas

The Rangers have won five of their last six on the road and they are also 11-3 in their last 14 games against a team with a losing record.

Detroit

The Tigers are 1-11 in their last 12 games following a loss and 17-36 in their last 53 series openers.

Prediction:

Gallardo has been the beneficiary of some great run support. Texas has put up 33 runs over his three starts. I could see the Rangers having a nice night at the plate again tonight, as Boyd has given up 14 runs over his last three starts. Detroit doesn’t have the hitting to keep pace with Texas once the Rangers get going and I don’t think they will beat up Gallardo like some other teams have.

 

The Pick: Texas Rangers +105

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