Rangers vs. Tigers Prediction

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

After splitting the first two games of the series, which team will grab a win this afternoon when the Detroit Tigers host the Texas Rangers at 4:10PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

919 Texas Rangers at 920 Detroit Tigers

Saturday, July 7, 2018

4:10PM ET – Comerica Park

TV: FSDT (Det); FSSW (Tex)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the Rangers are favored on the road in this game, as they are getting odds of -120 to win. The Tigers are getting a money line of +110 to prevail, with the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 63 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 fall 3-1

The Rangers suffered a 3-1 loss on Friday after earning a 7-5 win in the series opener on Thursday. The Rangers are 39-50 on the season and 20-22 on the road. Texas is scoring 4.57 runs per game this season while allowing 5.10 per game.

Cole Hamels takes the mound for the Rangers this afternoon. He has started 17 games this year and has a 4-7 record with a 4.05 ERA and 1.30 WHIP. Hamels has pitched 102.1 innings this year and has 104 strikeouts with 37 walks.

Tigers end skid

Detroit was able to put an end to its new three-game losing streak on Friday with the 3-1 win over the Rangers. The Tigers are now 39-51 overall and 24-22 at home. Detroit is averaging just 4.00 runs per game at the plate while allowing 4.67 per contest.

Mike Fiers gets the start for the Tigers on Saturday. He has pitched in 16 games this year and has a 5-5 record with a 3.79 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. Fiers has logged 92.2 innings and has 68 strikeouts with 20 walks.

MLB Betting Trends

Texas

The Rangers have won six of their last eight road games and eight of their last 11 against AL Central opponents.

Detroit

Detroit has won six of Fiers’ last seven home starts and six of his last eight starts overall. They are just 1-5 in their last five home games.

Prediction:

Hamels has the name recognition, but he comes in struggling. He gave up seven runs in five innings to Chicago and four in five innings to San Diego over his last two starts. He has allowed at least four runs in four of his last seven starts. Fiers has given up just two runs over his last 15 innings. I think he will best Hamels today at home and lead the Tigers to another win.

 

The Pick: Detroit Tigers +110

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