Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers Prediction MLB Picks 4/17/24

Detroit Tigers (10-7) vs Texas Rangers (9-9)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 1:10 pm (Comerica Park)

Tarik Skubal (2-0) (2.08) vs Dane Dunning (2-1) (4.50)

Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers -149 / Texas Rangers +126 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Rangers vs Tigers prediction for this MLB showdown on Wednesday, April 17th at Comerica Park. We will take a look at: 

-The Texas Rangers' recent form and recent player performance

-The Detroit Tigers recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Rangers and Tigers. 

Tigers Coming off Big Win

The Tigers' offense wasn’t elite on Tuesday, scoring only four runs, but that was still enough to secure the victory. Starting pitcher Casey Mize had a strong game, finishing with six innings, giving up five hits and two runs. The Tigers are averaging 3.53 runs, while their pitching is giving up 3.58 runs per game. The offense is ranked 26th in the league, while the pitching is 3rd. Getting the start for the Tigers will be Tarik Skubal who sits with a 2-0 record and an ERA of 2.08. In his last start against the Twins, he went five innings, giving up two hits and zero runs. 

Rangers Look to Move Above .500

The Rangers dropped back to .500 with their loss on Tuesday, and they are going to look to move back above here. The Rangers are averaging 4.94 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.2 runs per game. The offense is ranked 12th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 10th. The offense is ranked 12th, while the pitching is ranked 10th. Dane Dunning gets the start for the Rangers, and he sits with a 2-1 record and an ERA of 4.50. Against the Astros he went five innings, giving up five hits and three runs. 

Detroit Tigers Player Prop Facts

  • Spencer Torkelson has hit at least one home run in three of the Tigers' last four Wednesday games at Comerica Park.
  • Tarik Skubal has recorded seven or more strikeouts in five of his last six home appearances.
  • Mark Canha has scored at least one run in 13 of his last 17 home appearances against the Rangers.
  • Javier Baez has recorded at least one total base in each of his last six appearances with his team as a favorite against the Rangers.
  • Javier Baez has recorded at least one hit in each of his last six appearances with his team as a favorite against the Rangers.
  • Tarik Skubal has recorded a win in six of his last eight appearances.
  • Mark Canha has recorded a Double in three of his last four appearances against the Rangers.
  • Andy Ibanez has recorded at least one Single in seven of his last eight appearances against AL opponents.

Texas Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Adolis Garcia has hit at least one home run in four of the Rangers' last six games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Marcus Semien has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Rangers' last five games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Dane Dunning has recorded five or more strikeouts in each of his last six appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Leody Taveras has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight road appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Marcus Semien has recorded at least one hit in each of the Rangers' last 11 games against the Tigers.
  • Josh Jung has scored at least one run in each of his last five appearances with the Rangers as underdogs.
  • Jonah Heim has recorded a Double in each of the Rangers' last three games as underdogs against the Tigers.
  • Dane Dunning has recorded a win in four of his last five road appearances against AL opponents.
  • Marcus Semien has recorded at least one Single in each of the Rangers' last six day games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Detroit Tigers rank 1st in the league for opponent batting average this season (.201).
  • The Detroit Tigers rank 1st in the league for hits allowed this season (116).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 4th in the league for strikeouts against this season (132).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 4th in the league for opponent batting average this season (.222).

Tigers vs Rangers Betting Prediction

The Tigers are going to have no issue getting the job done here. The Rangers are going to have some major issues getting the offense going here. Tarik Skubal sits with an ERA of 2.08, and he’s going to step up in this game. Dane Dunning isn’t going to be awful here for the Rangers, but the Tigers are going to score at least five runs here, and that will be enough. Back the Tigers. 

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

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