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Tampa Bay Rays Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Detroit Tigers

Tampa Bay Rays

vs

Detroit Tigers
Thursday, July 03, 2014 7:08 PM ET
Comerica Park

The Detroit Tigers look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Tampa Bay Rays arrive at Comerica Park on Thursday.

Tampa Bay puts its faith in starter Erik Bedard to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-5. Getting the ball for the Detroit Tigers is Max Scherzer, who owns a 9-3 record on the season with a 3.64 ERA.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -172 for the Detroit Tigers in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 8 at BetDSI.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Tigers to win this game 4.6-3.9. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

47-34 Detroit battles the Rays, currently with a 38-49 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 28-ranked Detroit Tigers and the No. 26-rated Tampa Bay Rays in this matchup.

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How Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Detroit Tigers No. 5 ranked offense (4.67 runs per game) against a Tampa Bay Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 16 at 4.16 runs allowed per game. The Detroit Tigers have been averaging 9.49 hits per game, more than the Tampa Bay Rays have managed so far this season (8.54 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the No. 24-rated road mark, allowing 4.49 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -114 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game PUSH for totals bettors. Tampa Bay got the job done in their last match in a 6-3 victory over New York on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium behind starter Jake Odorizzi.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 9-3 winner as they battled the Athletics at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -125 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jesse Chavez and the Athletics 9-3 on Wednesday at Comerica Park.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Tampa Bay's last 16 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay

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