Texas Rangers vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Handicapper Prediction

The Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers meet in Major League Baseball on Sunday night. The Rangers and Tigers will get things started in Arlington Texas on Mary 19th at 8PM Eastern Time with ESPN providing the national broadcast. Check the MLB odds at Bovada sportsbook.

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The betting odds from this American League contest has the home side Texas Rangers favored by -128 odds with the return on the road underdog Detroit Tigers at +118 odds. The run total is lined at 9 ½ runs.

Texas has won two of the three games played in this series thus far and has scored seven runs or more in those two wins. In those two wins they beat two very good pitchers in Justin Verlander and Anibal Sanchez. Detroit’s lone win in this series came with Rick Porcello on the hill who with help from the bullpen limited the Rangers to just one run on Friday night.

The Tigers record this season is 23-18 and they sit in second place in the American League Central. They have dropped three of their past four games. Texas is hot winners of eight of their past ten games.

Detroit sends to the mound on Sunday night baseball right hander Doug Fister. The Detroit right hander has a record in 2013 of 5-1 in his eight starts and an ERA of 3.06. The former Mariner is throwing for the fourth time on the road where he is 1-1 this season with an ERA of 3.13. His last road outing was not successful as he allowed four earned runs and eight hits in a defeat at Washington on May 9th.

It will be left hander Derrick Holland going for the Rangers on Sunday Night Baseball. The Texas lefty is 3-2 in eight starts in 2013 and has a very good ERA of 2.93. In three home starts Holland is 101 with a miniscule ERA of 1.57. Each game went under the total in his three home appearances. Team record in Holland’s five night game starts is a perfect 5-0.

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With our Major League Baseball pick on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball the play is on the home team Texas Rangers at -128 odds. The Rangers are just playing the better baseball right now and I like how their hitters stepped up to the challenge and whacked both Justin Verlander and Anibal Sanchez in this series as each starter failed to get out of the third inning. Take the Rangers at online sports books.