Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers - 8/26/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Texas Rangers (57-67) vs Detroit Tigers (48-77)

Game Info: Friday, August 26, 2022 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

Glenn Otto (5-8) (4.66) vs Tyler Alexander (3-7) (4.03)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers -172 / Detroit Tigers +125 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Globe Life Field. 

The Tigers come into this game with a 48-77 record overall, but they are coming off a big win in their last game. The Tigers had good pitching on Wednesday against the San Francisco Giants, and that led to the 6-1 victory. Detroit’s offense overall has been an issue and they are averaging 3.19 runs per game which is 30th in the league. The top player Javier Baez has hit 11 home runs and driven in 45 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Rangers who sit with a 57-67 record overall and they have won four of their last five games. On Wednesday the Rangers offense had a big game putting up 16 runs against the Colorado Rockies and that led to the 12-run victory. The Rangers offense is averaging 4.5 runs per game which is 10th in the league. Adolis Garcia has hit 20 home runs and driven in 78 RBIs. 

On the mound for the Tigers is Tyler Alexander and he sits with a 3-7 record and an ERA of 4.03. In his last start against the Los Angeles Angels, he went six innings giving up seven hits and three runs. 

On the mound for the Rangers is Glenn Otto who sits with a 5-8 record and an ERA of 4.66. In his last start against the Minnesota Twins, he went 5.2 innings giving up three hits and one run. 

The Rangers are 4-1 in their last five games. The Tigers are 0-4 in their last four games following an off-day. The under is 9-0-2 in Alexander’s last 11 starts on grass. The under is 6-0-1 in Alexander’s last seven road starts. 

Runs are going to be hard to come by in this game. The under has been a strong play in Alexander’s last seven road starts. Otto is coming off a start where he gave up one run, and I expect runs are going to be hard to come by for both teams. Look for a lower-scoring game and the under is going to cash here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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