Oswalt Makes 2nd Start of Year for Rangers as They Take on the Tigers

by Dirty on June 27, 2012

Betting on Texas Rangers Baseball

 

The Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at Rangers Ballpark.

The Tigers will give the ball to starter Doug Fister in this one. Righthander Fister is 1-4 this season with a 2.72 ERA.

The Rangers will counter Fister with Roy Oswalt. Righthander Oswalt has a 1.35 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 138-moneyline favorites versus the Tigers, while the game’s total is sitting at 10½.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 7-5 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -182 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Detroit: 36-38 SU
Texas: 46-29 SU

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Texas most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit’s last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Detroit’s last 13 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit’s last 9 games when playing Texas
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
Texas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Texas’s last 13 games when playing at home against Detroit
Texas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Tampa Bay, Thursday, June 28
Texas home to Oakland, Thursday, June 28

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