- Winners of 5 of their last 6 on the road, the Rangers visit the Tigers on Tuesday, May 30th
- After easily winning the series opener, the Rangers are -140 favorites to make it two in a row
- Check out the Rangers vs Tigers odds below, as well as our prediction and player prop picks
Road warriors so far this season, the Rangers (34-19, 18-11 away) look for their second straight win over the Tigers (25-27, 13-12 home) in Detroit, having won five of their last six games as visitors. First pitch for the second game of this series is scheduled for 6:40 pm ET and can be seen on Bally Sports Network.
As one of the longest shots in baseball in the World Series odds at +50000, not much was expected of the Tigers this season, but they’ve been quite competitive, having lost two in a row just twice in the entire month of May.
That’s something they’ll try to avoid against a Rangers team that owns the second best mark in all of baseball on Tuesday. Find the Rangers vs Tigers odds below, while we analyze this matchup before offering you our best bet and player props to target.
Rangers vs Tigers Odds
|Texas Rangers||-140||-1.5 (+120)||O 8.5 (-120)|
|Detroit Tigers||+120||+1.5 (-140)||U 8.5 (+100)|
Quite surprisingly, the Tigers are by far the best team to bet on the moneyline this season providing an unfathomable return on investment of over 40% through 52 games. For the second game in a row against Texas, the Tigers are underdogs, paying +120 on the moneyline.
To be fair, Texas is also amongst the best-paying teams when wagering on the moneyline this season; although as expected, they’ve been the chalk much more often than Detroit, so the rate of return on bets isn’t anywhere near the 40% profit that Detroit gives back.
It’s expected to be a beautiful evening in Motown for baseball on Tuesday. Forecasts are calling for temperatures of 84 degrees with the sun shining until it sets about two hours after first pitch.
Texas vs Detroit Probable Pitchers
After the the acquisition of Jacob deGrom in the offseason, Martin Perez is no longer considered the ace of the Rangers rotation. However, looking at the early returns, getting bumped down a notch seem to have treated the veteran left just fine.
Martin Perez logged a quality start allowing just 2 runs over 7 innings.
What else stood out? In Martin's last start he logged just 3 ground ball outs, his lowest total of the year.
Today? He recorded a season-high 12 ground ball outs, including a pair of double plays.
— Jared Sandler (@JaredSandler) May 24, 2023
Perez is already halfway to matching his win total from last season with six victories on the year. In his last two outings he’s gone seven innings each time allowing just two earned runs on both occasions.
Facing one of the lowest ranked MLB lineups when he faces the Tigers on Tuesday, expect Perez to challenge Detroit’s hitters right out of the gate.
Perez vs Faedo Stats
Although a quick glance at his stats might not leave you with a great impression of Tigers starter Alex Faedo, some of his numbers are absolutely jaw dropping through four starts this season.
In 21 and two-third innings of work, the second year pitcher has punched out 22 hitters while walking just one. Faedo showed flashes of potential last season, but ultimately fell apart after a hot start because of a hip injury that eventually required surgery.
If he’s able to avoid the long ball, who knows how successful he’ll be this year. The 28-year old has given up six homers this year, an average of 1.5 per game, a trend that can’t continue if he wants to remain in the rotation.
Rangers vs Tigers Player Prop Picks
At this point, it’s hard not to jump on the Corey Seager bandwagon. In 12 games sine returning from a hamstring strain that cost him a month of the season, the Rangers shortstop has hit safely in nine games with four bombs. Facing a pitcher who is susceptive to he long ball, roll the dice on Seager to take Faedo deep for some big odds.
Corey Seager three-run BOMB! pic.twitter.com/kkz9eTjZ7S
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) May 29, 2023
On the other end of the spectrum, teammate Adolis Garcia has slowed down somewhat after a torrid start to the year. He’s failed to get hits in four of the last eight games and whiffed seven times in his last four contests. Combining his recent struggles with his tendency to swing for the fences, take him to go under 0.5 hits here.
Rangers vs Tigers Predictions
Nobody loves being underdogs in the MLB odds than the Tigers this year/. They’ve won while paying plus money an astounding 10 times this month. That’s a pretty good bang for your buck.
While Texas is the better team, the Tigers haven’t been swept a single time this month and this is their best opportunity at getting a victory in this series. Expect a bounce back for Detroit and pick them at +120 to even things up with the Rangers on Tuesday.
Pick: Detroit Tigers Moneyline (+120)