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Wade Davis faces Max Scherzer in MLB odds action

Detroit TigersTampa Bay Rays
Aug 24, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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Tropicana Field hosts an MLB battle between the Tampa Bay Rays and the visiting Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.

Wade Davis gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 8-7 mark. In the other dugout, Max Scherzer brings a 13-7 ledger to the game for the Tigers as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

View Detroit vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Tigers listed as favorites of 100 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

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:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.3 hits per game. The Tigers average 9.2 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the American League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at +182 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating David Price and the Rays 2-1 on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

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

A few Tigers at Rays trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Tampa Bay, Thursday, August 25

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