Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers Match Preview and Free Picks
The Texas Rangers opened their longest road trip of the season in winning fashion and will try to make it two in a row when they continue a four-game set at the Detroit Tigers on Friday. Joey Gallo and Ronald Guzman slugged two-run homers as the Rangers scored the game's first seven runs en route to a 7-5 win in Thursday's series opener and the first of 10 games on the road.
Texas has won 17 of the last 22 meetings between the teams and can clinch the season series for the fourth straight year with one victory in the final three matchups this weekend. The Tigers outhit the Rangers 12-8 on Thursday but still fell for the third straight time, sinking into third place in the American League Central at 12 games behind first-place Cleveland.
Bartolo Colon seeks another milestone as he makes the start for the Rangers on Friday night opposite fellow right-hander Jordan Zimmermann. Colon picked up career win No. 245 his last time out, tying him with Dennis Martinez for the most victories by a Latin American-born player.
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Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers Starting Pitchers Report
Rangers RH Bartolo Colon (5-5, 4.76 ERA): Colon matched Martinez's mark by allowing three runs over five innings in a victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. He has given up one home run over his last three turns after serving up 10 over his previous five outings. The 45-year-old has a 5.50 ERA in 13 career starts at Comerica Park.
Tigers RH Jordan Zimmermann (3-0, 3.91): Zimmermann gave up one run over 12 combined innings in his last two starts, striking out nine and walking just one. He is unscored upon in three of his last five starts, including two in a row at home. The two-time All-Star has just one prior matchup with the Rangers in 2016, when he took the loss despite giving up three runs in eight innings.
Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers Betting Odds
Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers Free Predictions and Result
|Tigers -112 Over/Under 9½||Tigers 5, Rangers 3|
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Texas Rangers Betting Odds Trends
|Texas is 13-4 ATS in its last 17 games|
|Texas is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games|
|Texas is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road|
|Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road|
|The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Texas's last 13 games on the road|
|Texas is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Detroit|
|Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Detroit|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games when playing Detroit|
|Texas is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit|
|Texas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Detroit|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit|
Detroit Tigers Betting Odds Trends
|Detroit is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games|
|Detroit is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games|
|Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home|
|Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home|
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games at home|
|Detroit is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Texas|
|Detroit is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Texas|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Texas|
|Detroit is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Texas|
|Detroit is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Texas|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing at home against Texas|
|Next Up: Texas at Detroit Saturday, July 7|