Rangers vs. Tigers - 8/14/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (62-54) at Texas Rangers (69-49)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 3:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
Michael Fulmer (9-3) (2.43) vs. A Griffin (5-1) (4.38)
The Line: Texas Rangers +103 / Detroit Tigers -113 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers play a rubber game early Sunday afternoon.
The Detroit Tigers could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Tigers have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Detroit Tigers offense continues to be hit or miss, and they’ve won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 136 hits, Miguel Cabrera has 76 RBI and Victor Martinez has 20 home runs. Michael Fulmer gets the nod, and he’s 9-3 with a 2.43 ERA and 94 strikeouts this season. This will be Fulmer’s first career game against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Rangers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Texas Rangers offense continues to produce, and they’ve won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Desmond leads Texas with 135 hits, Rougned Odor has 60 RBI and Adrian Beltre has 18 home runs. A.J. Griffin takes the hill, and he’s 5-1 with a 4.38 ERA and 65 strikeouts this season. Griffin is 1-1 with a 8.76 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 14-2 in Fulmers last 16 starts. The Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 4-0 in Griffins last 4 starts. The Tigers are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings.
The Rangers are tough to bet against, but Detroit has a pitcher in Fulmer who has allowed three or less runs in nine of his last 10 starts. The Tigers have also won eight of Fulmer's last 10 starts. On the other side, Griffin is coming off a game in which he allowed five runs in 4.2 innings. Give me the Tigers.