Detroit vs. Texas, 08/03/2019 20:05 EDT, Score: 4 - 5

Total: -102/+9½ Under

Sportsbook: PinnacleSports

Result: Win

8* Under Tigers/Rangers (8:05 ET): These teams have now played four times this season and Texas has won all four. That can't really be considered a surprise given the overall ineptitude of Detroit, who now has the worst overall record in baseball at 32-73 and has been outscored by 204 runs! Nor is it a surprise that all four Tigers-Rangers matchups this year have stayed Under the total. After all, Detroit also happens to be the lowest scoring team in all of baseball. I look for that Under streak to continue Saturday as Detroit will have its best starting pitcher on the mound as well.

Rangers' home games typically are high scoring as they both average and allow 5.6 runs per game here in Arlington. Starter Adrian Sampson has really struggled of late, but there's a catch - his last four outings have all been on the road. While Rangers' home games might typically be higher scoring than other places, Sampson pitches better here at Globe Life Park. He has a 3.37 ERA and 1.30 WHIP here, which are both well down from his numbers on the road. The last time Sampson pitched at home, he gave up only one run in seven innings. Facing the lowest scoring team in MLB definitely helps his case tonight.

One of the few bright spots in this horrendous season for Detroit has been Matthew Boyd. He's off a really strong showing in Seattle where he allowed just one run and three hits in 6 1/3 innings. Of course, the Tigers still lost 3-2, but for our purposes here that is largely irrelevant. It was also the fourth time in the last six starts that Boyd finished w/ 10+ strikeouts. Unfortunately (for him) he is again unlikely to get much in the way of run support as last night marked just the third time in the last 10 games that the Tigers scored more than 2 runs! 8* Under Tigers/Rangers

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