Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers Prediction 6/5/2024

The Detroit Tigers (31-30) travel to face off against the Texas Rangers (29-32) on Wednesday, June 5th. This game will be played at Globe Life Field in Arlington and televised on BSDET. The Tigers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rangers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Tigers. First pitch is set for 7:05 CT.

Tigers vs Rangers

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Detroit rallied for two runs in the 9th inning in the most recent game of this Tigers vs. Rangers series. The Tigers scored two runs in the 1st inning but didn’t score another run until putting up two in the top of the 9th, picking up a 3-1 win. Heading into the game, the Tigers were at -105 on the money line.

Jack Flaherty started for the Tigers and picked up the win, going five innings and not giving up a run. He finished the game with four strikeouts but issued five walks. As for the Rangers, Dane Dunning got the start and took the loss, giving up three earned runs in five innings of work.

Zach McKinstry and Riley Greene were the only two Tigers hitters to have more than one hit. McKinstry hit the game’s only home run. Texas’ lone run came in the 9th inning.

Detroit is 31-30 overall and are 9.5 games behind the Guardians for the AL Central lead. The Tigers have won three straight games, and these wins have come with them being two games under .500. So far, they are 10-9 in AL Central games.

At home, the Tigers are 14-15 this season and have gone 17-15 on the road. Detroit has been good as the road underdog this season, going 12-13, and they have won three straight as the road underdog. As the favorite, the Tigers are 15-12 this year. Detroit’s overall series record is 8-7-4, and they are up 2-0 in the series vs. the Rangers. Looking at their overall record, the Tigers have gone 7-3 over their last 10 games.

Despite their 27-34 run line record, the Tigers have been a profitable bet on the run line when they are the underdog, going 21-13. They have been especially good on the run line when they are the underdog on the road, going 18-14. The Tigers have an average run margin of +0.1 runs per game this season, and they have been outscored by 0.5 runs per game at home. In their wins, they have an average run margin of +3.4 runs per game, while in their losses, they have an average run margin of -3.4 runs per game.

The Detroit Tigers are on the road against the Texas Rangers today, and the over/under line for the game is set at 9 runs. The combined run average for Tigers games this season is 8.4 runs, and their over/under record is 33-26. The average over/under line for Tigers games is 8 runs, but when the line is set at 9 runs, the over has hit in 4 of their 5 games. Overall, only 3.3% of their games have had over/under lines set at 9 runs or higher, and their current under streak is at 2 games.

Kenta Maeda Gets The Start For The Tigers

Kenta Maeda gets the start for the Tigers today as he faces the Rangers on the road. So far this season, he has made nine starts and has a record of 2-2 with a 6.25 ERA. Looking at his overall numbers, Maeda has a WHIP of 1.41 and has allowed a total of 10 home runs. Out of his nine starts, Maeda has turned in two quality starts. His last outing came on May 31st, where he took the loss, giving up five earned runs in 4 2/3 innings of work. Before that, he had won two straight starts.

Tigers Offense Breakdown

Over the Tigers’ last seven games, Riley Greene has been hot, going 9/26 with two homers and five runs scored. This has extended his hitting streak to six games. For the season, he is batting .249 with 11 homers and 24 RBIs. Kerry Carpenter has been the Tigers’ most consistent hitter this season, batting .283 with a team-high 29 RBIs.

As a team, the Tigers are 18th in scoring at 4.2 runs per game. They have been a little better on the road (4.4 RPG) than at home (4.0 RPG). Detroit’s team batting average of .233 is 15th in the league, and they are also near the middle of the pack in terms of home runs and slugging percentage.

Texas will be looking to pick up a win today as they are five games below .500 at 29-32 and have dropped two straight games. The Rangers trail the Mariners by 5.5 games in the AL West and are 9-11 against other teams in the division. So far, they have an even 14-15 record at home and are 15-17 on the road.

As the favorite, the Rangers have gone 18-17 this year and 11-15 as the underdog. Texas has dropped two straight at home, and their overall series record is 9-9-1 this year. The Rangers have won two straight series before dropping the first two games of this series vs. the Tigers.

When the Rangers win, they win big, with an average run margin of 4.0. But when they lose, they lose by an average of 3.4 runs. That’s why their run line record is just 26-35. And when they’re the favorite, they’re just 12-23 vs. the run line.

When the Texas Rangers play at home, the over/under line is set at 9 runs. The Rangers have been involved in games with an average of 8.6 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 22-37. When the line is set at 9 runs, their over/under record is 5-9. So far this season, 55.7% of their games have had over/under lines set below 9 runs, and the under has hit in their last four games.

José Ureña Gets The Start For The Rangers

José Ureña will be looking to bounce back from a rough outing vs. the Tigers today, as he comes into the game with a record of 1-5 and an ERA of 3.75. In his most recent start, Ureña took the loss, going just 2 1/3 innings and giving up two earned runs, four hits, and one homer. Looking back over his last four starts, he has given up at least one homer in each outing. Ureña has made two quality starts this year and is averaging 6.11 strikeouts per nine innings. His ERA on the road is 10.47, compared to 1.07 at home.

Rangers Offense Breakdown

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The Rangers have been a solid offensive team this season, averaging 4.4 runs per game, which is 11th in the league. At home, they have been slightly below their season average, averaging 3.8 runs per contest. Texas has been a good home run hitting team this year, as their 63 homers are 11th in the league. As a team, the Rangers are batting .242, which is 9th in the league.

Corey Seager and Adolis Garcia have been the Rangers’ top power threats this season, with both players having 13 homers. Seager is batting .269 for the season, while Garcia is hitting just .227. Over his last 10 games, Seager has five homers and is batting .342. Garcia has struggled during this stretch, going just 4/38 (.105).

Tigers vs Rangers Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Tigers vs. Rangers game is to take the Rangers on the money line at -133. We have the Rangers winning this one by a score of 6-4, giving you a little wiggle room if you want to take them on the run line.

Looking at some of the starting pitcher’s projections, we have Kenta Maeda finishing with six strikeouts compared to José Ureña with just four. However, Ureña is projected to go deeper into the game, and we have him finishing with a better chance to pick up the win.

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