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Pick on the Moneyline of Rangers-Tigers for Saturday

VSiN’s Greg Peterson goes over the best betting options for Saturday’s matchup between the Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers.

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The Detroit Tigers have had Murphy’s Law work against them this season, with four their five starters from the Opening Day rotation currently on the injured list, but they may have found something in Rony Garcia, who gets the start at home on Saturday vs. the Texas Rangers.

Texas Rangers (-130, 9) vs. Detroit Tigers

Garcia started the season in the bullpen as a long reliever. While his 5.06 ERA is not pretty, he has allowed two runs or fewer in four of the six appearances he’s logged two-plus innings. He also has a 4.17 FIP while registering 10.2 strikeouts and 2.5 walks per nine innings.

The bullpen behind Garcia is sixth in ERA, and Detroit faces a Rangers offense that has scored three runs or fewer in 11 of their last 17 games.

The Rangers give Taylor Hearn the start, who is allowing 4.6 walks per nine innings while opponents are hitting .288 off of him. That’s led to a 5.37 ERA overall and a 6.52 road ERA, with at least three runs allowed in five of his last six starts.

Against a Rangers staff that’s given up at least four runs in eight of their last 11 road games, the Tigers will be able to snap their six-game skid on Saturday behind their young starter.

The Play: Tigers +110

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