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Texas Rangers vs. Detroit Tigers - 8/2/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers
Date & Time Friday August 2, 2019, 8:05 PM (EDT)
Globe Life Park
Arlington, Texas
The Line
Texas Rangers -218 / Detroit Tigers +201 O/U: 10.5
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The Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers will meet up on the MLB diamond Friday to open their series.

The Tigers are coming off a set against the Angels. Detroit split the first two games 7-2 (win) and 6-1 (loss), then were able to take the series with a 9-1 win on Wednesday.

For the Friday game, the Tigers will be sending out Tyler Alexander in the starting role. Over 16.1 innings and an 0-1 record this year, Alexander has a 3.86 ERA with 14 Ks and two walks.

Over on the Rangers’ side, they’re fresh out of a set against the Mariners. Texas split that pair with an 8-5 loss on Tuesday fellowed by a 9-7 victory on Wednesday.

In Friday’s game, the Rangers will go with Lance Lynn for the start. In his 141.0 innings and 13-6 mark so far, Lynn has a 3.83 ERA with 160 Ks and 33 BBs.

The Tigers are 32-71 in the last 103 road games and 7-20 in their last 27 of a series. Detroit is 13-46 in their last 59 versus the AL West and 14-52 in their last 66 overall.

Meanwhile, the Rangers are 6-2 in their last eight versus the AL Central and 4-12 in their last 16 overall. Texas is 1-5 in their last six home games and 9-2 in Lynn’s last 11 home starts.

Alexander had a quality start at home against the Jays (7.0 innings; one earned) but stumbled in a loss his last time up with 4.1 innings and four earned.

As for Lynn, he coughed up nine earned in 13.0 innings in his pair of recent losses but he got hit back in Oakland with 6.0 innings, one earned and another win. I’m going with Lynn and the Rangers in this one.

Texas Rangers -218

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