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Detroit Tigers Host Tampa Bay Rays in MLB Baseball Betting Action

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Detroit and Tampa Bay on Monday, with the host Tigers trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

It's a pitching duel between Randy Wolf for the Detroit Tigers (0-3 on the year) and Drew Smyly for Tampa Bay Rays (2-2 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Detroit Tigers as 122 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.7-2.7 victory for the Rays. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Tigers bring a 62-74 record to the battle against the 67-69 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays odds would favor the Rays if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 28 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 15.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has baseball's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 9.38 hits per game. The Tampa Bay Rays average 8.38 hits per game, good for No. 24 on the list.

Detroit owns the No. 28 defense, allowing 4.32 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's No. 8-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays were saddled with a loss last time out in C Archer's start, as they lost 6-4 against New York on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

The Tigers were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Cleveland staff and losing 4-0 to the Indians on Sunday at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Detroit
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing Detroit
  • Detroit is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games
  • Detroit is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Detroit, Tuesday, September 8th

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