Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 17 (6/17): MLB

Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 17 (6/17): MLB

Credit: photo by Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:10 p.m. EST
Rangers money line -105
Rangers run line +1.5 (-200)
Tigers money line -115
Tigers run line -1.5 (+170)
Over / under 7.5

 

Key stats

  Texas Rangers Detroit Tigers
Record 30-33 24-39
Home / road record 16-15 15-21
Last 10 record 4-6 3-7
Streak W1 L5
Over / under record 27-29-7 21-39-3
Runs / game 4.31 2.71
Runs allowed / game 4.34 4.23

 

Preview

The Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers will play the 2nd game of the series at the Comerica Park on Friday. The Rangers took the win 3-1 on Thursday to take the lead on the series.  Ezequiel Duran hit a three-run triple with two out in the ninth inning to give the Rangers the win.

Texas Rangers

The Rangers get here with a 30-33 record and have won 4 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 4.3 runs per game and allowing 4.3 runs. Corey Seager is batting for .224 AVG and has 13 home runs. Adolis Garcia leads with 41 RBI and 12 home runs.

Martin Perez allowed 1 run across 7 innings against the Tigers and leads the pitching staff with a 2.10 ERA, 65 strikeouts and 4 wins recorded for the Rangers.

Probable Pitcher:  Jon Gray (1-3, 4.85 ERA)

Gray will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Rangers. In an 8-6 win over the White Sox on Sunday, Gray struck out ten batters in six innings, allowing one run on three hits. He didn't factor in the decision.

Detroit Tigers

The Tigers get here with a 24-39 record and have lost 5 games in a row. The team is averaging only 2.7 runs per game and allowing 4.2 runs. Miguel Cabrera leads the team batting for .289 AVG, 3 home runs and 21 RBI.

Tarik Skubal leads the pitching staff with a 2.71 ERA, 75 strikeouts and 5 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher:

Tarik Skubal (5-3, 2.71 ERA) will be on the mound for the Tigers in the 2nd game of the series. Skubal took the loss against Toronto on Sunday, surrendering four runs on seven hits and two walks in four innings while striking out five. He has allowed 1 run on 4 hits with 4 strikeouts in 6 innings versus the Rangers in his career. He has been credited with the win.

BETTING TRENDS

Texas are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.

Texas are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Detroit.

Detroit are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games at home.

Detroit are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Texas.

Prediction

The Tigers continue to struggle offensively as they scored inly 1 run on Thursday game. They have lost 6 of their last 7 games at home and will try to avoid a 6th straight loss by sending their best pitcher Tarik Skubal. The Rangers struggled the whole game but scored 3 runs with a triple in the 9th inning and with Skubal on the mound for this game I expect another low score. Take the under.

PICK: Under 7.5 (-110)

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