Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tigers-Rangers Odds Preview

The Texas Rangers will be trying to extend a winning streak on Wednesday when they take on the Detroit Tigers at Rangers Ballpark.
The Tigers will give the ball to ace starter Justin Verlander in this one. Righthander Verlander is 11-5 this season with a 3.12 ERA.
Verlander's opponent in this one will be Scott Feldman. The Rangers righthander has a 3.04 ERA to go along with a 9-3 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 125-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game's total has not yet been posted.
Ian Kinsler drove in three runs to lead the Rangers over the Tigers 7-3 on Tuesday night.
Texas cashed as -120 home favorites as the game resulted in a PUSH on the 10-run total listed by sportsbooks.
Elvis Andrus went 3-for-4 with a solo shot and two runs batted in for the Rangers, while Jason Grilli picked up the win in relief of starter Doug Mathis for Texas.
Dusty Ryan knocked in a pair of runs for Detroit, as Luke French took the loss after allowing five earned runs over five innings for the Tigers.
Current streak:
Detroit has lost 3 straight games.
Texas has won 3 straight games.
Team records:
Detroit: 52-47 SU
Texas: 56-42 SU
Detroit most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Texas most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 8-2
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a win are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Texas
Detroit is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Texas
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas's last 9 games at home
Texas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Texas's last 13 games
Next up:
Detroit at Cleveland, Friday, July 31
Texas home to Seattle, Thursday, July 30


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