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Detroit sends Brad Penny vs Andy Sonnanstine in Tigers vs Rays game

Tampa Bay RaysDetroit Tigers
May 25, 1:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers Odds

26-23TEAM RECORD25-23

The Detroit Tigers host Tampa Bay on Wednesday, looking to build on their 25-23 mark against the 26-23 Rays in MLB betting action at Comerica Park.

Brad Penny gets the call for the Detroit Tigers and he will try to build on a 4-4 mark. In the other dugout, Andy Sonnanstine brings a 0-1 ledger to the game for the Rays as he tries to quiet the Tigers bats.

View Tampa Bay vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tigers were listed as -145 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 12 (Tigers) and the No. 8 (Rays) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 6-rated American League offense, averaging 4.4 runs per game, against a Rays defense that ranks No. 3 in the American League at 3.8 in runs allowed per game. The Tigers have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, more than Rays batters have averaged on the year (8.1 hits per game).

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the American League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 7-6 loser on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Detroit at -165 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Rays were saddled with a loss last time out in Wade Davis' start, as they lost 7-6 against Detroit on Tuesday at Comerica Park.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Rays at Tigers trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Cleveland, Friday, May 27
Detroit home to Boston, Thursday, May 26

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