Two pennant contenders take the field on Friday Night Baseball as the Texas Rangers open up a series against the Detroit Tigers in American League action on July 12th. The Rangers and Tigers get started from Detroit at 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the MLB Network. Check the updated MLB odds at Bovada sportsbook.
A check of the wagering odds from this MLB contest and we find the home side Detroit Tigers favored by –185 odds with the take back on the Texas Rangers at +165 odds. The run over under line is set at nine runs. Those who wager on the home team Detroit Tigers on the run line will lay the –1 ½ runs will get back +120 odds. Bettors who chose to take the +1 ½ run head start with the Texas Rangers will have to lay –130 odds for their run line wager.
The scheduled starters for game one of this series will be right hander Justin Grimm taking the mound for the Rangers as he will oppose Tigers righty starter Doug Fister. Grimm has a record of 7-6 with an ERA of 5.88 and WHIP of 1.58. Grimm faced Detroit on May 18th and picked up the win as the Rangers defeated Detroit by the score of 7-2 as a +120 home underdog. Grimm went 6 2/3rd innings and allowed two earned runs, one walk and seven hits. Grimm has not been sharp on the road this season as he caries and ERA of 6.81 and WHIP of 1.68 in eight starts and 40 innings pitched on the highway. Doug Fister has worked eight games at home this season and has a record of 4-3 with an ERA of 3.76 and WHIP of 1.23. Fister will be making his first start against Texas since way back in the 2011 season.
This will be the fifth meeting of the season between the Rangers and Tigers. They met earlier in the middle of May for a four game set held in Texas with Texas winning three of the four games. The Rangers hitters crushed Tigers pitching in their three victories by averaging over 9 runs per game with 41 hits total in their wins against Detroit. Texas beat up good Detroit starters in Doug Fister, Anibal Sanchez and Justin Verlander.
Our Major League Baseball best bet for Friday July 12th will be playing on the Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers to play over the total of nine runs. Both teams sports outstanding hitting lineups and we have seen Texas crush the baseball against quality Detroit pitching. Both starters today bring poor form to the mound. In their past three starters Doug Fister has an ERA of 6.16 and Justin Grimm’s ERA is 7.62. Take the over the total of nine runs at online sports books.