Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers Prediction MLB Picks 4/15/24

Detroit Tigers (9-6) vs Texas Rangers (8-8)

Game Info: Monday, April 15, 2024 at 6:40 pm (Comerica Park)

Reese Olson (0-1) (5.40) vs Michael Lorenzen (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers +105 / Texas Rangers -125 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Rangers vs Tigers prediction for this MLB game on Monday, April 15th at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Rangers recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Tigers recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Texas
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Detroit
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Texas and Detroit
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Texas and Detroit

Rangers Preview

The Texas Rangers are 8-8 this season and they have lost six of their last eight games. Texas is coming off of a series loss to the Astros, where they dropped two out of three games. Prior to this series, the Rangers lost two out of three against Oakland and split a four game set with Houston. The Texas pitching staff has a 4.12 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .228 opponent batting average. The Rangers offense has scored 86 runs with a .269 batting average and a .351 on base percentage. Adolis Garcia is batting .328 with four home runs and 15 RBI’s for the Rangers. The projected starting pitcher for Texas is Michael Lorenzen, who is making his first appearance of the season. 

Tigers Preview

The Detroit Tigers are 9-6 this year and they have won three of their last five games. Detroit is coming off of a series split with the Twins, where they won two games and lost two games. Prior to this series, the Tigers split a two game series with Pittsburgh and lost two out of three against Oakland. The Detroit pitching staff has a 3.14 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and a .202 opponent batting average. The Tigers offense has scored 56 runs with a .217 batting average and a .288 on base percentage. Mark Canha is batting .200 with three home runs and eight RBI’s for the Tigers. The projected starting pitcher for Detroit is Reese Olson, who is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP over 10.0 innings pitched this year. 

Detroit Tigers Player Prop Facts

  • Spencer Torkelson has hit at least one home run in each of his last two appearances with the Tigers as underdogs against the Rangers.
  • Andy Ibanez has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five appearances with the Tigers as underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Andy Ibanez has recorded at least one Single in each of his last six appearances with the Tigers as underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Andy Ibanez has recorded at least one total base in each of his last six appearances in night games.
  • Andy Ibanez has recorded at least one hit in each of his last six appearances in night games.
  • Carson Kelly has scored a run in each of his last four appearances in night games.

Texas Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Michael Lorenzen has recorded a win in four of his last five appearances against AL opponents.
  • Nathaniel Lowe has recorded at least one Single in 12 of the Rangers' last 13 games as favorites against the Tigers.
  • Jonah Heim has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 13 road appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Adolis Garcia has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Rangers' last six games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Marcus Semien has scored a run in each of the Rangers' last 10 Monday games.
  • Adolis Garcia has hit at least one home run in each of the Rangers' last four games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jonah Heim has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 13 road appearances after playing the previous day.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Detroit Tigers rank 1st in the league for opponent batting average this season (.202).
  • The Detroit Tigers rank 1st in the league for hits allowed this season (103).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 4th in the league for batting average this season (.269).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 4th in the league for on-base percentage this season (.351).

Rangers vs Tigers Prediction

Detroit comes into this game after a very fortunate comeback win on Sunday afternoon, where they took advantage of a huge error by Minnesota late in the game. The Tigers have not hit the ball very well this year, but their pitching staff has been solid. Texas has lost two series in a row to Houston and Oakland, but their offense is much better than Detroit’s. The Tigers are going with Reese Olson, who allowed six earned runs and nine hits over 4.1 innings against Oakland in his last start. Texas is going with Michael Lorenzen, who is coming off of the IL for his first start of the year. Texas hasn’t been their best to start this season, but their lineup is going to be the difference here. Lorenzen should be good enough to give a solid start against his former team, as I don’t trust the Detroit offense at all. Take Texas here. 

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

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