Rangers vs. Tigers Prediction

Texas Rangers vs. Detroit Tigers, 7/6/18 Prediction & Odds

Can the Texas Rangers pick up another victory on the road this evening when they take on the Detroit Tigers at 7:10PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

967 Texas Rangers at 968 Detroit Tigers

Friday, July 6, 2018

7:10PM ET – Comerica Park

TV: ESPN+

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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 51 percent going on Detroit at home. 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 take opener

The Rangers were able to win the opener of this series on Thursday, 7-5. That snapped a three-game losing streak for Texas. The Rangers are 39-49 on the season and 20-21 on the road. Texas is scoring 4.57 runs per game this season while allowing 5.10 per game.

Bartolo Colon is getting the start for the Rangers this evening. He is making his 16th start of the season and has a 5-5 record with a 4.76 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. Colon has pitched 92.2 innings this season and has 56 strikeouts with 15 walks.

Tigers unable to find consistency

The Tigers lost their third straight on Thursday, giving up 17 runs over the three games. The Tigers are now 38-51 overall and 23-22 at home. Detroit is averaging just 4.00 runs per game at the plate while allowing 4.67 per contest.

Jordan Zimmerman gets the start for the Tigers this evening. He has pitched in 10 games this year and has a 3-0 record with a 3.91 ERA and 1.14 WHIP. Zimmerman has pitched 48.1 innings this season and has 45 strikeouts with 10 walks.

MLB Betting Trends

Texas

The Rangers have won 12 of their last 17 games overall, but they have lost four of their last five games against a right-handed starter.

Detroit

The Tigers have won four of Zimmerman’s last five starts against a losing team and five of his last seven starts overall.

Prediction:

Zimmerman has actually been pretty good this year for Detroit. He helped them end their long losing streak on Sunday with a 9-1 win. He has allowed just one run over his last 12 innings on the mound and has given up a total of four earned runs in his last 29 innings. I think he will lead the Tigers to a needed win at home. I don’t see Colon being able to match Zimmerman.

 

The Pick: Detroit Tigers -115

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