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Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Rangers - 8/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas Rangers (61-59) at Detroit Tigers (59-61)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)

Y Gallardo (9-9) (3.39) vs. Matt Boyd (1-3) (7.66)

The Line: Detroit Tigers +106 / Texas Rangers -116 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Texas Rangers shoot for another victory at the Detroit Tigers in Saturday action.

The Texas Rangers have not given up on the American League West crown even though the Wild Card is more likely. The Rangers continued to rack up the wins with a 2-0 victory at Detroit on Friday night. Starter Colby Lewis was outstanding with a six hit shutout over seven frames to pick up the win. The offense did their damage on five hits and a pair of BB with Prince Fielder and Will Venable driving in runs. Veteran Yovani Gallardo squares off with the heavy hitting Tigers in Saturday action. Gallardo defeated the Rays 5-3 last time out with all three runs scored on eleven hits over 5.1 innings. 

Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Rangers - 8/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Detroit Tigers still have the big offense but the work on the mound has struggled. The Tigers saw their three game winning streak come to an end as the offense never got going. A great performance by Justin Verlander went for naught with both runs allowed (one earned)on four hits while striking out eight through seven frames. The bats logged seven hits and walked once with Miguel Cabrera going 3-4 with three doubles that raised his average to .363. Veteran left hander makes his first start of the season when he opposes Milwaukee on Saturday. Wolf made six appearances in 2014 including four starts where he went 1-3 with a 5.26 ERA. 

Texas are 6-2 in their last 8 overall and  are 6-2 in their last 8 games on grass while the under is 9-3 in Gallardo’s last 12 starts overall. The over is 35-15-2 in Detroit’s last 52 on grass and  is 36-16-3 in their last 55 overall. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. If I were to bet this I might place an action bet on the over…

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over 8.5

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