Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers Prediction MLB Picks 4/18/24

Detroit Tigers (10-8) vs Texas Rangers (10-9)

Game Info: Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 1:10 pm (Comerica Park)

Kenta Maeda (0-1) (6.00) vs None None (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers -115 / Texas Rangers +105 --- 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 showdown on Thursday, April 18th 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.

Can Tigers Not Blow This Game?

The Tigers faced off against the Rangers on Wednesday, and they ended up blowing the game late. They gave up one run in the 9th and that was the difference as they were defeated. The offense wasn't awful, finishing with four runs and seven hits. The Tigers are averaging 4.95 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.21 runs per game. The offense is ranked 11th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 10th. Getting the start for the Tigers will be Kenta Maeda who sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 6.00. In his last against the Twins, he went six innings giving up five hits and two runs. The Tigers will meet the Twins and Rays after this series.

Rangers Have Won Two of Last Three Games

The Rangers have won two of the last three games, and they should have confidence heading into this game. In the last game against the Detroit Tigers, the Rangers scored five runs, and they ended up winning by a run. The Rangers are averaging 4.95 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.21 runs per game. The offense is ranked 11th, while the pitching is ranked 10th. Adolis Garcia has scored four goals and added 17 assists. Getting the start for the Rangers will be Jack Leiter, who will be making his first start of the season. 

Detroit Tigers Player Prop Facts

  • Kenta Maeda has recorded six or more strikeouts in six of his seven previous appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Kerry Carpenter has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight Thursday appearances against teams that held a winning record.
  • Mark Canha has hit a home run in two of his last three appearances in day games against AL teams that held a winning record.
  • Gio Urshela has recorded an RBI in each of his last five appearances in day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Zach McKinstry has scored at least one run in each of the Tigers' last five games against AL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • Kerry Carpenter has recorded at least one hit in each of his six previous appearances against the Rangers after playing the previous day.
  • Kerry Carpenter has recorded at least one total base in each of his six previous appearances against the Rangers after playing the previous day.

Texas Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Adolis Garcia has recorded at least one Single in each of the Rangers' last nine Thursday day games.
  • Adolis Garcia has hit at least one home run in four of the Rangers' last seven games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Nathaniel Lowe has recorded an RBI in five of his last six road appearances against the Tigers.
  • Corey Seager has scored at least one run in seven of his last eight road appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jonah Heim has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 14 road appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Jonah Heim has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 14 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 (123).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 4th in the league for strikeouts against this season (138).
  • The Texas Rangers rank T4th in the league for opponent batting average this season (.221).

Tigers vs Rangers Betting Prediction

The Rangers have won two of the last three games, and they are going to find success again in this game. I don’t trust Maeda who currently sits with an ERA of 6.00, and he’s going to really struggle in this game. The Rangers' offense is going to run up the score here, and they are going to score at least six runs here. Leiter is going to have a strong enough start for the Rangers to get the job done. 

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

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