Chris Archer faces Justin Verlander in MLB odds action
Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at Tropicana Field on Saturday as host Tampa Bay battles the Detroit Tigers in baseball odds action.
It's a pitching duel between Chris Archer for the Rays (2-3 on the year) and Justin Verlander for Detroit (8-5 so far).
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Tigers listed as favorites of 128 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for updates at 5Dimes.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 5-ranked Rays and the American League No. 1-rated Tigers in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tampa Bay's American League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5 runs per game in the league. The Rays have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (10 per nine innings).
Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the American League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.9 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.
The Tigers were a 6-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -133 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Detroit rolled to a 6-3 win against Tampa Bay on Friday, as Max Scherzer and the Tigers' bats led the team to victory at Tropicana Field.
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Tigers at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 14 games when playing Detroit
Tampa Bay is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
Detroit at Tampa Bay, Sunday, June 30