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Rangers vs Tigers Picks, Odds & Starting Pitchers (May 29)

John Perrotto

by John Perrotto in MLB Baseball

Updated May 28, 2023 · 7:02 PM PDT

Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim and pitcher Nathan Eovaldi celebrate a win
May 23, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim (28) and starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (17) celebrate after defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Rangers are -160 road favorites over the Tigers on Monday
  • Nathan Eovaldi (6-2, 2.60) will start for the Rangers against lefty Matthew Boyd (3-3, 5.74)
  • A look at the Rangers vs Tigers matchup and odds can be found below with a pick

The visiting Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers play a Memorial Day matinee at 1:10 p.m. ET Monday to open their three-game series at Comerica Park.

The Tigers (25-26, 13-11 home) won for the fourth time in their last five games Sunday when they beat the visiting the Chicago White Sox 7-6 in 10 innings in Detroit. The American League West-leading Rangers (33-19, 17-11 road) had their four-game winning streak snapped with a 3-2 road loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

MLB Network will televise the game.

Rangers vs Tigers Odds

Team Moneyline Runline Total
Texas Rangers -160 -1.5 (-105) Over 8.5 (-105)
Detroit Tigers +140 +1.5 (-115) Under 8.5 (-115)

The Rangers are -160 favorites on the moneyline over the Tigers on Monday in the MLB odds. Texas has +2200 World Series odds and Detroit is listed at +25000.

It is expected to be a beautiful day in Metro Detroit with the weather forecast calling for sunny skies, a high of 84 degrees and northeast wind at 7-9 mph.


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Odds as of May 28th at Bet365. Read SBD’s Bet365 review

Rangers vs Tigers Probable Pitchers

Nathan Eovaldi (6-2, 2.60) is expected to pitch for the Rangers against left-hander Matthew Boyd (3-3, 5.74). Eovaldi will be working on five days of rest and Boyd on four.

Eovaldi vs Boyd

Nathan Eovaldi
Matthew Boyd
6-2 Record 3-3
2.60 ERA 5.74
2.87 xERA 4.24
0.97 WHIP 1.42
6.00 SO/W 2.17

Eovaldi is on a run of seven straight quality starts, going 5-0 with a 1.51 ERA. He pitched a complete game to beat the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, giving up one run and six hits while striking out five and walking one.

Against the Tigers, Eovaldi is 3-0 in his career with a 3.81 ERA in five starts.

Eovaldi is 4-1 with a 1.66 ERA in six starts on the road this season and has a 1-1 record and 4.22 ERA in two starts during the day. The Rangers are 6-4 when Eovaldi, who has +2000 AL Cy Young odds, pitches.

Boyd is coming off a no-decision on Wednesday against the Royals in Kansas City. In 4.2 innings, he allowed one run, three hits and two walks to go with six strikeouts.

The Rangers have given Boyd problems. He is 1-6 against them in his career with a 6.25 ERA in nine games (eight starts).

Boyd is winless in three decisions at home over four starts this season with an 8.64 ERA. He is 0-1 with a 4.66 ERA in two starts during day games. The Tigers have a 6-3 record when Boyd takes the hill despite him posting only one quality start.

The Rangers vs Tigers starting lineups can be found here.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Rangers Batters Batting Average vs Matthew Boyd
Robbie Grossman .286
Marcus Semien .167
Sandy Leon .125
Corey Seager .000
Nathaniel Lowe .000
Adolis Garcia
Tigers Batters Batting Average vs Nathan Eovaldi
Andy Ibanez 1.000
Miguel Cabrera .375
Akil Baddoo .333
Jonathan Schoop .286
Eric Haase .000
Nick Maton .000
Spencer Torkelson .000

Rangers shortstop Marcus Semien, who has +4500 AL MVP odds, is only 1 for 6 versus Boyd with two strikeouts. Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera is 3 for 8 against Eovaldi.

Rangers vs Tigers Betting Trends

Eric Haase’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Tigers the win over the White Sox on Sunday.

Akil Baddoo hit a grand slam for the Tigers. Zach McKinstry added two hits.

Robbie Grossman had two hits, but the Rangers lost a one-run decision to the Orioles on Sunday.

Rangers vs Tigers Last 10 Games

Date Home Team Away Team Score
8/28/22 Rangers Tigers DET, 9-8
8/27/22 Rangers Tigers DET, 11-2
8/26/22 Rangers Tigers TEX, 7-6
6/19/22 Tigers Rangers DET, 7-3
6/18/22 Tigers Rangers DET, 14-7
6/17/22 Tigers Rangers TEX, 7-0
6/16/22 Tigers Rangers TEX, 3-1
7/22/21 Tigers Rangers DET, 7-5
7/21/21 Tigers Rangers DET, 4-2
7/20/21 Tigers Rangers DET, 4-1

The Tigers are 10-4 against the Rangers over the past two seasons, including going 4-3 last year when center fielder Riley Greene went 9 for 20 (.450), with a double, a triple and a home run.

Rangers vs Tigers Prediction

It’s hard to bet against Eovaldi right now, even with sizeable road odds.

Pick: Rangers ML (-160)

Season Record: 21-10 (+8.8 units) ML; 2-2 (0.0 units) RL; 2-1 (+1.0 unit) O/U; 25-13 (+9.8 units) overall



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