Free MLB Betting Lines Pick on Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers
When a team and their MLB lines fans are at the top of your division in baseball, it seems as though every team you play is out to try and knock you off. Teams that have nothing to play for suddenly seem to raise their game in order to play a role in your demise. That is what the Texas Rangers are up against right now, and they will try to hang on to their division lead when they welcome in the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.
Taking a Sneak Peek at the Free MLB Betting Lines Pick on Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers & TV Info
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Park
Radio: 105.3 The Fan, 1540am ESPN Deportes (Sp.)
Opening Lines: Texas -184, Tigers +174
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) September 29, 2015
The Rangers (84-72) had a chance to basically lock things up over the weekend, but ended up dropping 2 of 3 to the Houston Astros. That, combined with a loss to the Tigers in the opening game of this series has seen their lead atop the division reduced to just a game and a half over Houston. To make matters worse, the LA Angels have won 6 straight to draw within 2 games of the top spot. The Rangers suddenly look very tight, and they need to get a win in this series, as their final 4 games will come against that high-flying Angels ball club.
While the final games of the season are all at home for Texas, they may actually have preferred them on the road, as they have compiled a better win percentage whilst traveling this season.
There was a lot of talk that Brad Ausmus may not be asked back as the manager of the Tigers (73-83), but it appears as though those reports may have been in error. Ausmus will be back on the bench next year, but where there is smoke there is usually fire, which means his team had better get off to a good start in 2016. For now, the Tigers are just trying to finish up this season with something positive to hang their hats on, and you have to feel that having an impact on the playoff race would certainly be a good way to end.
They took the opening game of this series 7-4, and can really dent the Rangers playoff hopes with another win in this match-up. Matt Boyd (1-5, 6.91 ERA) will be the man charged with helping the Tigers pick up that win.
Key Betting Trends
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games when playing Texas
- Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas’s last 6 games when playing Detroit
- Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’s last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
Consider This Before Placing Your Bet
The Rangers have been very solid since the trade deadline, and I don’t see them losing this series. That means that I like them to get the win on Wednesday night.