Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers Prediction 4/16/2024

The Texas Rangers (9-8) travel to face off against the Detroit Tigers (9-7) on Tuesday, April 16th. This game will be played at Comerica Park in Detroit and televised on MLBN. The Rangers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Tigers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Tigers. First pitch is set for 1:10 ET.

Rangers vs Tigers

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It was a low-scoring game in the most recent game of this Rangers vs. Tigers series. Texas went into the matchup as +107 underdogs and squeaked out a 1-0 win. The only run of the game came in the 5th inning for the Rangers.

Detroit wasted a good outing from Reese Olson, who gave up just one run in 6 1/3 innings of work. Michael Lorenzen got the win for Texas out of the bullpen as the opener for the Rangers.

Jonah Heim was the difference for the Rangers, as he homered twice, scored three times, and finished with two RBIs. Ezequiel Duran also had two hits and scored a run for Texas.

The Rangers are just above .500 at 9-8 as they take on the Tigers today. Texas is leading the AL West right now, just half a game ahead of the Angels. So far, the Rangers have gone just 4-6 against other teams in the division. Coming into today’s game, Texas has an overall series record of 2-2-1.

At home, the Rangers have been just above .500 at 5-5, and they are just above .500 on the road as well, with a record of 4-3. Texas got back on track last time out, picking up a win over the Tigers. This came after dropping three straight games.

When the Rangers win, they do so by an average of 4.6 runs per game, but when they lose, they lose by an average of 3.2 runs per game. Their run line record is 8-9, including 4-6 at home and 4-3 on the road. They are 2-6 vs. the run line as favorites and 6-3 as underdogs.

The Texas Rangers have played 17 games this season with an average combined run total of 9.4 runs per game. Their over/under record is 8-9, and the average over/under line in their games has been set at 9 runs. The over/under line for today’s game against the Detroit Tigers is set at 8 runs, which is the lowest line of the season for the Rangers. In their last game, the Rangers and Astros combined for just one run, which was well below the over/under line of 8.5 runs.

Jon Gray Gets The Start For The Rangers

Jon Gray and the Rangers are on the road against the Tigers today. Gray is making his third start of the season and is still looking for his first win. He went 5 innings in his last start, giving up 1 earned run on 3 hits while striking out 9 batters.

Rangers Offense Breakdown

For the Rangers, we have Corey Seager as our top projected hitter in terms of total hits, while Adolis García is not only projected to hit the most home runs on the team, but his home run projection is 4th best in the league today. Marcus Semien is 2nd on the team in terms of total hits, and his home run projection is 11th in the league today.

Detroit’s overall record currently sits at 9-7, and they Tigers are in 3rd place in the AL Central. Right now, they are two games behind the Guardians for the division lead. In their series vs. the Rangers, the Tigers are coming off a loss.

Looking at their series record, Detroit is 2-1-2 so far. When favored to win, they are 6-3 this season, compared to 3-4 as the underdog. At home, they are just 3-5 and have been better on the road at 6-2.

When the Tigers win, they do so by an average of 2.3 runs per game, but when they lose, they do so by an average of 3.4 runs per game. They are 5-11 overall on the run line, including a 1-8 mark as the favorite. They are 4-3 as the underdog, and their run line record is 4-4 on the road. They are currently on a two-game run line losing streak.

So far this season, the Tigers have had 6 of their 15 games with over/under lines set at 8 runs. Their over/under record in those games is 1-1-1. The combined run average in their games is 7.2 runs, and their over/under record for the season is 6-9. Their current under streak is at 2 games.

Casey Mize Gets The Start For The Tigers

Casey Mize is getting the start for the Tigers at home against the Rangers. Mize has started two games this season, and both have come on the road. In his first start, he went 4 1/3 innings, giving up three earned runs and taking a no-decision. He followed that up with a 5-inning outing against the Pirates, where he gave up two runs and struck out two.

Tigers Offense Breakdown

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When looking at the Tigers’ offensive projections, Kerry Carpenter is expected to have the most hits on the team and his total is the 24th highest in the league today. Spencer Torkelson has the highest home run projection on the team and his odds are 10th best in the league. Gio Urshela’s total hits projection is 26th in the league and his home run projection is 22nd.


Rangers vs Tigers Prediction


Our predicted final score for this Rangers and Tigers matchup is 5-4 in favor of the Rangers. With the Rangers’ money line sitting at -124, this is the route we recommend going. We do have the Rangers as the better team, and with the payout for a Rangers win, we think this is the best way to play this one.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Jon Gray finishing with six strikeouts compared to Casey Mize at four. Gray also has a better chance of picking up a win than Mize, with Mize’s chances of getting a win ranking fifth among starters today.

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