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Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers Betting Matchup Report

Detroit TigersTampa Bay Rays
June 30, 7:15 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

37-40TEAM RECORD41-36

The Tampa Bay Rays host Detroit on Saturday, looking to build on their 41-36 mark against the 37-40 Tigers in MLB betting action at Tropicana Field.

Rick Porcello gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Tigers on this day; he's 5-5 on the season. The Rays, meanwhile, will counter with Jeremy Hellickson, who will be looking to improve on his 4-3 mark.

View Detroit vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Tampa Bay opened as -120 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 4-ranked Rays and the American League No. 8-rated Tigers in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 10 ranked American League offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the American League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Rays have been averaging 7.7 hits per game, less than the Tigers have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

The Tigers were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Tigers endured a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Rays on Friday, with Justin Verlander throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Tigers at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 10 games
Detroit is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Tampa Bay, Sunday, July 1

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