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Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers Betting Preview

Detroit TigersTampa Bay Rays
Aug 23, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

69-58TEAM RECORD69-57

The visiting Tigers hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to steal a win at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Rays will turn to David Price and his 11-10 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Tigers send Brad Penny (8-9) to the hill.

View Detroit vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Tampa Bay opened as -201 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.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Rays, most recently No. 8 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate an American League No. 10 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Tampa Bay and its American League No. 7-rated batting order, averaging 4.3 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 5 lineup of the Tigers at 4.6 runs per outing.

Detroit brings the American League's No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays' league No. 2-ranked defense.

Detroit was a 5-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Rays. They won as -123 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jeff Niemann and the Rays 5-2 on Monday at Tropicana Field.

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

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 8-2
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Tigers at Rays trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games
Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Tampa Bay, Wednesday, August 24

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