Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Rangers MLB Picks, Odds, Predictions 7/6/2021

Detroit Tigers (39-46) vs. Texas Rangers (33-52)
July 6, 2021 8:05 pm EDT
The Line: Texas Rangers -163 / Detroit Tigers +150; Over/Under: +9
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The Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers meet in MLB action from Globe Life Field on Tuesday night.

The Detroit Tigers will look to build on a 7-3 win over Texas from Monday night. Zack Short led the charge with a home run and three RBIs while Nomar Mazara had two RBIs and Willi Castro added an RBI as well in the win. Jeimer Candelario had a pair of doubles while Miguel Cabrera added a pair of hits as well and Robbie Grossman chipped in a base knock of his own to finish off Detroit’s offense as a team in the win. Wily Peralta got the win to improve to 2-1 on the year after tossing seven shutout innings, giving up just three hits while striking out six on the way to the win. Jose Urena will start here and is 2-8 with a 6.22 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. This will be Urena’s second career start against Texas.

The Texas Rangers will be out to rebound from their disappointing loss against the Tigers last time out. All of Texas’ scoring came via the long ball, as Joey Gallo had a two-run blast and Jonah Heim added a solo home run as well. Adolis Garcia had a double while David Dahl, Brock Holt, Nick Solak and Nate Lowe all had base hits to cap off Texas’ offense as a team in the losing effort. Kolby Allard ended up with the loss, falling to 2-5 on the year after allowing two runs on five hits with nine strikeouts over 5.1 innings of work. Dane Dunning will start here and is 3-6 with a 4.38 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. This will be Dunning’s second career start against Detroit.

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Detroit is 13-3 in their last 16 Tuesday games and 35-77 in their last 112 games as a road underdog while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Texas is 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 15-33 in their last 48 games overall while the under is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games against the AL Central. The over is 5-1-2 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams in Texas.

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I get the case that could be made for both sies as the Tigers have been playing better lately and the Rangers do well at home. With that said, I’m going to lean towards Texas here because I don’t trust Jose Urena as far as I can throw him. Dane Dunning hasn’t been spectacular, but he’s had more glimpses of being a capable pitcher which isn’t something I can say for Urena, a pitcher that is pitching like I could hit a home run off of him. I’ll side with Texas at home in this spot.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:
Texas -163
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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and since then he's worked tirelessly to pick out winners across a wide range of sports from NBA,NHL,MLB and NFL and even into the college ranks of football and basketball as well. Chris has carried over his drive and determination from playing sports at a young age to crushing the competition on a daily basis here at Sports Chat Place!

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