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Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Rangers Preview 05/17/2013

 
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A winning streak will be on the line for the Texas Rangers on Friday when they battle the Detroit Tigers at Rangers Ballpark.

Righthander Rick Porcello will take the mound for the Tigers to start this game. Porcello is 1-2 this season with a 7.12 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Nick Tepesech who starts for the Rangers. Righthander Tepesech is 3-3 with a 4.03 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 105-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game's total is sitting at 10.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 10-4 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -111 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Detroit has lost 2 straight games.
Texas has won 3 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Detroit: 22-17 SU
Texas: 27-14 SU
DETROIT MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

TEXAS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a win are 7-3


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Detroit's last 18 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Texas
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games at home
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit

NEXT UP:
Texas home to Detroit, Saturday, May 18