Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 18 (6/18): MLB

Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 18 (6/18): MLB

Credit: photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 4:10 p.m. EST
Rangers money line -130
Rangers run line -1.5 (+125)
Tigers money line +108
Tigers run line +1.5 (-145)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats

  Texas Rangers Detroit Tigers
Record 31-33 24-40
Road / home record 17-15 15-22
Last 10 record 4-6 3-7
Streak W2 L6
Over / under record 27-30-7 21-40-3
Runs / game 4.31 2.71
Runs allowed / game 4.34 4.23

 

Preview

The Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers will play the 3rd game of the series at the Comerica Park on Saturday. The Rangers blanked the Tigers 7-0 on Friday and have the lead 2-0 in the series. Jon Gray pitched seven scoreless innings.

Texas Rangers

The Rangers get here with a 31-33 record and have won 5 of their last 7 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:  Taylor Hearn (4-4, 5.37 ERA)

Gray will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Rangers. In Monday's win over Houston, Hearn allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks over 5.1 innings. He struck out three batters. 

Detroit Tigers

The Tigers get here with a 24-40 record and have lost 6 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 allowed five runs on eight hits in five innings but still leads the pitching staff with a 3.13 ERA, 79 strikeouts and 5 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher:

Rony Garcia (0-2, 5.06 ERA) will be on the mound for the Tigers in the 3rd game of the series.Garcia took the loss against the White Sox on Monday, allowing four runs on five hits in four innings. He only gave up two walks while striking out three batter

BETTING TRENDS

Texas are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas' last 10 games when playing on the road against Detroit.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games against Texas.

Detroit are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games at home.s.

Prediction

The Tigers continue to struggle offensively as they scored only 2 runs in his last 4 games. They have lost 7 of their last 8 games at home and in 3 of the 4 games when Garcia has started. Taylor Hearn has allowed 3 runs in each of his last 3 starts but the Tigers offense is dead right now. Take the Rangers.

PICK: Rangers ML (-130)

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