Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers
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Texas Rangers vs
Tigers -145, O/U 8
Game Time: Friday May 6, 7:10pm EST
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Two aces toe the mound Friday evening in Detroit as Cole Hamels (3-0, 3.30 ERA) gets the ball for the Rangers and the Tigers will counter with Jordan Zimmerman (5-0, 0.55 ERA).
Jordan Zimmerman has gone at least six innings in each of five starts and has given up just two earned runs In 33 innings pitched he has given up 28 hits, but spread them out enough to avoid much damage. He has struck out 23 and walked just seven. He was named pitcher of the month for April.
Cole Hamels has pitched well so far this season. However, in his last outing he went five innings, gave up seven hits and four earned runs but did not get the loss. In 30 innings pitched he has given up 30 hits,, struck out 27 and walked 15. Batters have went deep 4 times on the lefty.
Texas has been delightfully surprised with their young RF Nomar Mozara. Mozara leads the team with a .333 batting avergage and has 28 hits and 3 HR’s. Good production from the corner outfield position. The Rangers have just 23 total home runs on the season but you have to expect Prince Fielder will start swinging the bat better along with Ian Desmond. One thing that has hindered the Rangers is the 39 surrendered home runs, third most in the league.
Nick Castellanos leads the Tigers with a .378 batting average, 19 rbi and 34 hits. Detroit has 31 home runs on the season, but they have given up just 20 so far in 26 games. Victor Martinez has also been swinging the lumber and enters this game with a .337 BA, 31 hits, 10 doubles and 5 home runs. The Tigers need Miguel Cabrera to heat up to solidify this lineup.
Rangers | Tigers Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 games on grass.
- Tigers are 5-2 in their last 7 overall
- Under is 4-0 in Rangers last 4 road games vs. a team with a losing home record
- Over is 4-0-1 in Tigers last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400
Cole Hamels at this value is tough to pass up. Jordan Zimmerman has been remarkable on the season but the Rangers seem to be the better offensive team at the moment and should provide Hamels with just enough offense to get the win in a low scoring game.
Pick: Rangers +140, Under 7