Scherzer and Tigers set to take on Rays

Max Scherzer has picked up four victories in his seven career starts against the Tampa Bay Rays as the Detroit Tigers open up a series down in Florida on Tuesday night.

Scherzer is 14-4 with a 2.98 ERA on the season for the Tigers, and over his seven career outings against Tampa Bay he's 4-2 with a 2.56 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 45 2-3 innings. Chris Archer takes the mound for the Rays on Tuesday night; Archer is 8-6 with a 3.24 ERA this season.

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Tampa Bay sat as 115 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 6.5, according to 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.4-4.3 win for the Tigers on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

61-63 Tampa Bay battles the Tigers, currently with a 66-56 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Detroit injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 2-ranked Tampa Bay Rays and the No. 20-rated Detroit Tigers in this matchup.

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How Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup

At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 13 ranking for hits at 8.64 per game. By contrast, the Detroit Tigers are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.43 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 3.85 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers were a 8-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at +110 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Detroit looks to rebound from a loss to the Mariners, who beat them 8-1 on Sunday behind a start from Chris Young at Comerica Park.

The Rays were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -104 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Rays were saddled with a loss last time out in Jeremy Hellickson's start, as they lost 4-2 against New York on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends

Detroit is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Detroit is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 12 games on the road
Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Tampa Bay, Wednesday, August 20th

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