Rangers vs. Tigers - 9/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (73-83) at Texas Rangers (84-72)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
Matt Boyd (1-5) (6.91) vs. Y Gallardo (12-11) (3.42)
The Line: Texas Rangers -184 / Detroit Tigers +174 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers play a rubber game Wednesday night.
The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Tigers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 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 175 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have split their last eight road games. Matt Boyd gets the ball, and he’s 1-5 with a 6.91 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Boyd is 0-2 with a 4.97 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look for a win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Rangers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Rangers have won six of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 183 hits and 95 RBI while Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus have combined for 132 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won seven of their last 10 home games. Yovani Gallardo takes the hill, and he’s 12-11 with a 3.42 ERA and 116 strikeouts this season. Gallardo is 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 3-9 in their last 12 during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in Boyds last 4 road starts. The Rangers are 13-5 in their last 18 during game 3 of a series and 9-3 in Gallardos last 12 starts. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Texas.
The Rangers can get one step closer to locking up a playoff spot here, and they're facing a pitcher who has allowed four or more runs in three of his last five outings. Texas has to be the pick here.