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Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Rangers Preview 05/18/2013

 
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The Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Rangers Ballpark.

The Tigers will give the ball to starter Anibal Sanchez in this one. Righthander Sanchez is 4-3 this season with a 2.05 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Justin Grimm who starts for the Rangers. Righthander Grimm is 2-3 with a 4.28 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 134-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game's total is sitting at 9½.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at +110 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
Detroit: 23-17 SU
Texas: 27-15 SU
DETROIT MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

TEXAS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Detroit's last 19 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 7 games at home
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Texas is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Detroit

NEXT UP:
Texas home to Detroit, Sunday, May 19