Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers Prediction 4/15/2024

The Texas Rangers (8-8) travel to face off against the Detroit Tigers (9-6) on Monday, April 15th. This game will be played at Comerica Park in Detroit and televised on BSSW. 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 Twins. First pitch is set for 6:40 ET.

Rangers vs Tigers

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The Rangers will be looking to get back on track after closing out their series vs. the Astros with an 8-5 loss. Texas was actually the slight favorite on the money line going into the game but fell behind early, as the Astros scored three times in the first.

Nathan Eovaldi took the loss, going six innings and giving up five earned runs on eight hits. He only had three strikeouts in the outing and issued two walks. The Rangers also wasted a big game from Marcus Semien, who went 2/5 with a homer and four RBIs.

Texas currently leads the AL West on an overall record of 8-8. The Rangers hold a half-game lead over the Angels heading into today’s game. The Rangers will be looking to get back on track, as they are currently on a two-game losing streak. These two losses came in the final two games of their series with the Astros.

So far, the Rangers have been just below average at both home and on the road, as they have gone 5-5 at home and 3-3 on the road. Texas has really struggled in day games this season, going 1-4. They are also in search of their first series win, as they are 2-2-1 so far.

When the Rangers win, they win big, with an average run margin of 5.0. When they lose, they lose big, with an average run margin of -3.2. As a result, their run line record is 7-9, with a 4-6 mark at home and a 3-3 mark on the road. They are 5-3 against the run line as an underdog, but just 2-6 as a favorite.

The Texas Rangers have seen their over streak extend to three games, and the over/under line for their game against the Detroit Tigers is set at 8.5 runs. The Rangers have an over/under record of 8-8 on the season, and their games have averaged 9.9 runs per game. When the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs, their record is 2-3, and 62.5% of their games this season have had higher over/under lines than 8.5 runs.

Michael Lorenzen Gets The Start For The Rangers

Michael Lorenzen is coming off a season in which he made 25 starts and went 9-9. His ERA for the season was 4.18, and he finished the year with a WHIP of 1.21. Lorenzen’s batting average allowed was .242, and his on-base percentage allowed was .296. He finished the year with one complete game and one shutout, while his quality start total was 11. For the season, Lorenzen averaged 6.53 strikeouts per nine innings and 2.76 walks per nine innings.

Rangers Offense Breakdown

If you’re looking at player props for the Rangers, we have Adolis García with the highest home run projection on the team and the 3rd highest in today’s games. Corey Seager has the top hits projection for the Rangers and his home run projection is 5th best in today’s slate. Marcus Semien is 2nd on the team in terms of total hits, and his home run projection is 10th in today’s games.

The Tigers’s offense was carried by Javier Baez in their most recent game vs. the Twins, going 1/3 with a homer and scoring three runs. Detroit’s big inning came in the 8th, as they scored four runs to take the lead. Heading into the game, the Tigers were the slight favorite at -128 at home.

Jack Flaherty got the start for the Tigers, going 6 1/3 innings, and giving up three runs on six hits. He only had one strikeout in the outing and got the win.

Detroit’s overall record currently sits at 9-6, and they Tigers are in 3rd place in the AL Central. Right now, they are one game behind the Royals for 2nd place in the division and two games behind the Guardians for the division lead.

So far, the Tigers have been good on the road, putting together a record of 6-2. But at home, they are just 3-4. Detroit got their current series with the Twins with a win and are 2-1 as the underdog this season.

When betting the run line, the Detroit Tigers have been a losing proposition overall, going just 5-10. They have been especially bad at home, where they are just 1-6. Their average run margin is -0.1, and they have lost two straight run line bets as the favorite, where they are just 1-7.

The Detroit Tigers have played 14 games this season, and their over/under record is 6-8. Their average over/under line is 8 runs, and their combined run average is 7.6 runs per game. When the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, the Tigers’ over/under record is 1-3. The Tigers have only had one game this season with an over/under line set at 8.5 runs, which is just 6.7% of their games. The Tigers have had 10 games with an over/under line set below 8.5 runs, which is 66.7% of their games.

Reese Olson Gets The Start For The Tigers

Reese Olson will be making his first home start of the season for the Tigers, as he takes on the Rangers. Olson has started two games this season, going 5 2/3 innings in his first start and 4 1/3 in his last outing. He has yet to pick up a win, as he took a loss vs. the Pirates and received a no-decision against the Mets.

Tigers Offense Breakdown

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When it comes to the Tigers’ offensive projections, we have Spencer Torkelson leading the way in terms of home run projections. His odds to hit a home run are 10th best in today’s slate of games. Kerry Carpenter has the 2nd best odds to hit a home run for the Tigers and his odds are 12th best in the league. In terms of total hits, Gio Urshela has the best projection for the Tigers and his total hits projection is 22nd best in the league. Kerry Carpenter comes in with the 27th best total hits projection in today’s slate.


Rangers vs Tigers Prediction


Our pick for today’s Rangers vs. Tigers game is to take the Tigers on the money line at +103. We have the Tigers winning this one by a score of 5-4, and with the payout, there is a lot of value in taking the Tigers to win outright.

If you’re looking for a prediction on the over/under, we would take the under at 8.5 runs. However, we like the payout on the Tigers to win compared to the over/under line.

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