Tigers vs. Rangers Prediction
The Texas Rangers are finding ways to beat the Detroit Tigers this weekend. Will they edge Detroit again today at 3:05PM ET when they close out their series?
971 Detroit Tigers vs. 972 Texas Rangers
Sunday, August 4, 2019
3:05PM ET – Globe Life Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Rangers are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -180 to win. The Tigers are listed with a money line of +160 to win, while the over/under total for the contest is set at 11.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 65 percent going on Texas 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.
Tigers edged again
Detroit has lost to the Rangers in both games of this series, 5-4. Saturday’s game went to 10 innings. Detroit is 32-74 on the season, 19-38 on the road and 52-46 with the under. The Tigers have Jordan Zimmerman on the mound today. He is 1-8 on the season with a 7.23 ERA.
Detroit blew a pair of leads on Saturday and ultimately lost in extra innings. Matt Boyd had another solid start, allowing just two runs over 5.2 innings. Buck Farmer blew the lead for the Tigers while Nick Ramirez took the loss in the 10th to fall to 5-4 on the year. At the plate Miguel Cabrera had a two-run home run to lead the Tigers. Harold Castro also drove in a pair of runs.
Rangers win third straight
The Rangers have won three straight games after Saturday’s 5-4 win over the Tigers. Texas is now 56-54 on the season, 34-22 at home and 55-52 with the under. The Rangers have Pedro Payano taking the mound today. He is 1-0 on the season with a 3.18 ERA.
Rougned Odor hit his 20th home run of the season in walk-off fashion to give the Rangers the win in the 10th on Saturday. Odor and Elvis Andrus each finished the game with two hits. Adrian Sampson got the start and allowed four runs over 4.2 innings, not taking a decision. The Texas bullpen gave up just one hit over 5.1 innings. Jose Leclerc got the win by pitching a perfect 10th. He is 2-3 on the year.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers are just 32-73 in their last 105 road games and 2-8 in their last 10 Sunday games.
The Rangers are 8-2 in their last 10 against AL Central opponents, but just 1-4 in their last five Sunday games.
The Rangers have won all five meetings with the Tigers this season and I would expect that to continue today. Zimmerman has been a mess on the mound all season and is facing a potent Texas lineup. Payano has thrown just 11.1 innings this year, but they have been promising. He has yet to pitch in his home park, so that should be a nice boost for him today against the struggling Tigers.
MLB Prediction: Texas Rangers -180