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MLB BASEBALL

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Detroit Tigers

The Tampa Bay Rays and the Detroit Tigers will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Comerica Park.

The Rays will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Fausto Carmona in this game. Carmona has a 3-5 record and a 4.87 ERA this season.

The Tigers will counter Carmona with Max Scherzer. Righthander Scherzer has a 3.42 ERA to go along with a 7-0 record this season.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at +134 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 32-26 SU
Detroit: 31-26 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games when playing Detroit
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Tampa Bay's last 21 games on the road
Detroit is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Detroit is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Baltimore, Friday, June 7
Detroit home to Cleveland, Friday, June 7