Rangers vs. Tigers - 9/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (72-83) at Texas Rangers (84-71)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
D Norris (2-2) (3.88) vs. C Hamels (11-8) (3.56)
The Line: Texas Rangers -208 / Detroit Tigers +193 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers play game two Tuesday night.
The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Tigers have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Tigers have lost five of their last six when scoring three or less runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 183 hits and 73 RBI while J.D. Martinez and Miguel Cabrera have combined for 173 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have won four of their last five road games. Daniel Norris gets the ball, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.88 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. This is Norris’ first career game against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rangers have scored 13 runs in their last three games four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Rangers have won eight of their last 10 when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 182 hits and 95 RBI while Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus have combined for 129 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won five of their last eight home games. Cole Hamels takes the hill, and he’s 11-8 with a 3.56 ERA and 199 strikeouts this season. Hamels is 1-1 with a 2.77 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games and 4-0 in Norris' last 4 starts. The Rangers are 7-2 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series and 8-0 in Hamels' last 8 starts. The over is 17-8-2 in the last 27 meetings in Texas.
The Rangers are 8-2 when Hamels is on the mound this season, which includes a 5-0 record this month. With the Rangers so close to locking up their division and the pitching advantage, Texas has to be the pick here.