Rangers vs. Tigers Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 6/18/2022

by | Jun 18, 2022

Entering Saturday’s matchup with the Texas Rangers (31-33), the Detroit Tigers (24-40) are on a six-game losing streak. The contest starts at 4:10 PM ET with the Rangers listed as -128 favorites, while the are +109 underdogs who may be heading for a seventh straight defeat. Taylor Hearn starts for Texas while Rony Garcia is Detroit’s starter for the contest.

Rangers vs. Tigers Spread and Betting Line

Rangers vs Tigers Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Rangers -128 +109 8.5 -122 +102 -1.5 +129 -154

Computer Predictions for Rangers vs. Tigers

Our computer pick: Detroit Tigers (+109) and Over (8.5)

Rangers vs. Tigers Game Info

  • Texas Rangers probable starting pitcher: Taylor Hearn
  • Detroit Tigers probable starting pitcher: Rony García
  • Game Day: Saturday, June 18, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Stadium: Comerica Park

Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers Pitching Matchup

Hearn García
12 GS 4
4-4 W-L 0-2
5.37 ERA 5.06
55.1 IP 32.0
28 BB 9
50 SO 36

Rangers Starter Taylor Hearn

  • Hearn makes the start for the Rangers, his 13th of the season. He is 4-4 with a 5.37 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 55 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The left-hander last appeared on Tuesday against the Houston Astros, when he threw 5 1/3 innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • The 27-year-old has put up an ERA of 5.37, with 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings, in 12 games this season. Opposing hitters have a .283 batting average against him.
  • Hearn has registered one quality start this season.
  • Hearn will aim to last five or more innings for his third straight appearance. He’s averaging 4.2 frames per outing.
  • The opposing Tigers offense has the worst slugging percentage (.313) and is last in MLB play with 31 home runs. It has a collective .218 batting average, and is 28th in MLB with 452 total hits and last in MLB action scoring 169 runs.

Tigers Starter Rony García

  • The Tigers will send Garcia (0-2) to the mound for his fifth start this season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Monday, when he tossed 4 2/3 innings while giving up four earned runs on five hits in a matchup with the Chicago White Sox.
  • The 24-year-old has pitched to a 5.06 ERA this season with 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.5 walks per nine across 12 games.
  • Garcia has started four games this season, and he’s lasted five or more innings two times. He averages 2.2 innings per appearance.
  • The Rangers rank 18th in MLB with 277 runs scored this season. They have a .234 batting average this campaign with 79 home runs (eighth in the league).

Rangers Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Rangers have won eight out of the 17 games, or 47.1%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • This season, Texas has won five of its nine games, or 55.6%, when favored by at least -128 on the moneyline.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 56.1% chance of a victory for the Rangers.
  • Texas’ games have gone over the total in 27 of their 65 chances.
  • The Rangers are 39-26-0 ATS in their 65 games with a spread this season.

Tigers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Tigers have won in 17, or 35.4%, of the 48 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • Detroit has a mark of 13-28 in contests where oddsmakers favor them by +109 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Tigers have a 47.8% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Detroit and their opponents have gone over in 21 of their 64 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Tigers are 28-36-0 against the spread in their 64 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Rangers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Corey Seager has launched a team-best 13 home runs.
  • Among all hitters in the majors, Seager is 20th in homers and 78th in RBI.
  • Adolis Garcia has collected 43 runs batted in to pace his team.
  • Adolis Garcia is 26th in home runs and 15th in RBI in the bigs.
  • Marcus Semien has 10 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 24 walks while hitting .225.
  • Nate Lowe has a club-high .275 batting average.
  • Lowe takes a two-game streak with at least one hit into this one. In his last five games he is batting .250 with a double, a home run, a walk and three RBI.
Corey Seager 62 .228 .299 .419 13 29 56
Adolis García 62 .245 .288 .453 12 43 60
Marcus Semien 63 .225 .292 .344 6 25 57
Nate Lowe 59 .275 .321 .432 8 25 61
Jonah Heim 46 .244 .300 .455 8 25 38

Tigers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Harold Castro is hitting .285 with eight doubles, a triple, four home runs and three walks.
  • Among all hitters in the big leagues, Castro’s home run total ranks 180th and his RBI tally ranks 205th.
  • Jonathan Schoop has put his power on display as he paces his team with five home runs.
  • Schoop ranks 137th among all hitters in the big leagues in homers, and 176th in RBI.
  • Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with 21 runs batted in while accruing a team-best batting average of .294.
  • Willi Castro is batting .250 with eight doubles, two home runs and five walks.
Harold Castro 44 .285 .297 .438 4 16 41
Jonathan Schoop 63 .189 .224 .305 5 18 44
Miguel Cabrera 55 .294 .332 .371 3 21 58
Willi Castro 46 .250 .284 .347 2 9 36
Spencer Torkelson 58 .178 .277 .283 4 13 32

Betting Tips for Rangers vs. Tigers

Our best bet is the Tigers on the moneyline at +109 after analyzing all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer predicts the scoring will over the total of 8.5 runs.

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