Tigers vs. Rangers - 8/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (61-59) at Detroit Tigers (59-62)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 1:08 pm (Comerica Park)
C Hamels (6-8) (3.86) vs. Matt Boyd (1-3) (7.66)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +113 / Texas Rangers -123 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers end their four-game series Sunday.
The Texas Rangers look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Rangers have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Rangers have won 11 straight when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 148 hits and 71 RBI while Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre have combined for 86 RBI. The Texas Rangers have split their last eight road games. Cole Hamels gets the nod, and he’s 6-8 with a 3.86 ERA and 158 strikeouts this season. This is Hamels’ second career game against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Tigers have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven. The Tigers have won five of their last six when scoring more than three runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 149 hits and 59 RBI while J.D. Martinez and Jose Iglesias have combined for 102 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have split their last eight home games. Matt Boyd takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 7.66 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. This is Boyd’s second career game against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series and 2-9 in their last 11 Sunday games. The Tigers are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series and 6-13 in their last 19 vs. American League West.
The Rangers have caught fire lately and should be able to keep the ball rolling with Hamels on the mound. Give me the Rangers with the better pitcher on the mound.