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Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers Betting Preview

Detroit TigersTampa Bay Rays
July 1, 1:40 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

38-40TEAM RECORD41-37

Detroit pays a visit to Tampa Bay on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Rays bats in baseball action at Tropicana Field.

Tampa Bay sends Alex Cobb out against Drew Smyly for the Tigers in this game. Cobb is 3-4 with a 4.73 ERA on the season, while Smyly is 2-3 on the year and has a 4.48 ERA.

View Detroit vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rays were listed as -130 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rays at No. 4 in the American League and the Tigers at No. 8 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 10-rated American League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 10 in the American League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Rays have averaged 7.7 hits per game so far, less than Tigers batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).

Defensively, Detroit features the American League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

The Tigers were a 6-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at +107 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Tigers enjoyed a 6-2 victory at the expense of the Rays on Saturday, with Rick Porcello throwing 7 innings of 4-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

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 8 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 11 games
Detroit is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
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 8 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games

Next up:
Detroit home to Minnesota, Monday, July 2
Tampa Bay home to NY Yankees, Monday, July 2

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