Tigers vs. Rangers Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 6/17/2022

by | Jun 17, 2022

The Detroit Tigers (24-39) hope to avoid their sixth straight defeat when they host the Texas Rangers (30-33) Friday at 7:10 PM ET. The Tigers are listed as -117 favorites to snap their losing skid, while the Rangers are -102 underdogs. Tarik Skubal will get the ball for Detroit while Texas counter with Jon Gray.

Tigers vs. Rangers Spread and Betting Line

Tigers vs Rangers Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Tigers -117 -102 7.5 -116 -104 -1.5 +103 +115

Computer Predictions for Tigers vs. Rangers

Our computer pick: Texas Rangers (-102) and Over (7.5)

Tigers vs. Rangers Game Info

  • Detroit Tigers probable starting pitcher: Tarik Skubal
  • Texas Rangers probable starting pitcher: Jon Gray
  • Game Day: Friday, June 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Stadium: Comerica Park

Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers Pitching Matchup

Skubal Gray
12 GS 10
5-3 W-L 1-3
2.45 ERA 4.85
69.2 IP 52.0
12 BB 22
75 SO 57

Tigers Starter Tarik Skubal

  • The Tigers are sending Skubal (5-3) to make his 13th start of the season. He is 5-3 with a 2.45 ERA and 75 strikeouts through 69 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The lefty’s most recent appearance was on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays, when he tossed 4 2/3 innings, surrendering four earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • In 12 games this season, the 25-year-old has an ERA of 2.45, with 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .227 against him.
  • Skubal has seven quality starts under his belt this season.
  • Skubal has put up 10 starts this season in which he pitched five or more innings.
  • He will face off against a Rangers squad that is batting .232 as a unit (23rd in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .383 (18th in MLB) with 78 total home runs (eighth in MLB).
  • Among pitchers who qualify in MLB action this season, the 25-year-old ranks 12th in ERA (2.45), 17th in WHIP (1.005), and 11th in K/9 (9.7).

Rangers Starter Jon Gray

  • The Rangers’ Gray (1-3) will make his 11th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw 6 2/3 innings against the Chicago White Sox, giving up one earned run while allowing three hits.
  • The 30-year-old has an ERA of 4.85 and 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .229 in 10 games this season.
  • He has earned a quality start three times in 10 starts this season.
  • Gray has six starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • The Tigers are batting .219 this season, 28th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .315 (30th in the league) with 31 home runs.

Tigers Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Tigers have been favored 15 times and won seven, or 46.7%, of those games.
  • Detroit has a record of 6-7 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -117 on the moneyline.
  • The Tigers have a 53.9% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Detroit and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 21 of their 63 opportunities.
  • The Tigers have an ATS record of 28-35-0 in 63 games with a spread this season.

Rangers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rangers have been underdogs in 47 games this season and have come away with the win 23 times (48.9%) in those contests.
  • This year, Texas has won 22 of 43 games when listed as at least -102 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Rangers have an implied victory probability of 50.5% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • Texas’ games have gone over the total in 27 of their 64 opportunities.
  • In 64 games with a line this season, the Rangers have a mark of 38-26-0 against the spread.

Tigers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Harold Castro has eight doubles, a triple, four home runs and three walks while hitting .293.
  • Jonathan Schoop has hit five home runs to pace his team.
  • Schoop ranks 133rd in homers and 175th in RBI among all batters in the majors.
  • Schoop has three straight games with at least one hit. In his last five games he is batting .188 with .
  • Miguel Cabrera paces the Tigers in runs batted in (21) and has a team-high batting average of .294.
  • Cabrera is on a three-game hitting streak entering this contest. In his last five games he is hitting .263 with an RBI.
  • Austin Meadows is batting .250 with six doubles, two triples and 16 walks.
  • Meadows has recorded at least one hit in three games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .188 with a double and three walks.
Harold Castro 43 .293 .306 .450 4 16 41
Jonathan Schoop 62 .191 .227 .309 5 18 44
Miguel Cabrera 54 .294 .332 .371 3 21 57
Austin Meadows 36 .250 .347 .328 0 11 32
Willi Castro 45 .243 .278 .336 2 9 34

Rangers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Corey Seager has swatted a team-high 13 long balls.
  • Among all hitters in the big leagues, Seager is 17th in home runs and 75th in RBI.
  • Adolis Garcia has driven in the most runs for the Rangers with 41 runs batted in.
  • Garcia is 25th among all hitters in the majors in homers, and 13th in RBI.
  • Marcus Semien has 10 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 23 walks while batting .221.
  • Nate Lowe paces the Rangers with a .276 batting average.
Corey Seager 61 .222 .293 .412 13 29 54
Adolis García 61 .244 .288 .450 12 41 59
Marcus Semien 62 .221 .286 .341 6 25 55
Nate Lowe 58 .276 .323 .433 8 24 60
Jonah Heim 45 .237 .291 .428 7 22 36

Betting Tips for Tigers vs. Rangers

We have the Rangers on the moneyline at -102 on the moneyline as our best bet in this contest after taking a look at all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 7.5 runs.

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