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MLB BASEBALL

Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Tropicana Field.

The Tigers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Max Scherzer in this game. Scherzer has a 11-0 record and a 3.05 ERA this season.

The Rays will counter Scherzer with Alex Colome. Righthander Colome has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.

In their last action, Detroit was a 3-1 loser at home against the Angels. Bettors on Los Angeles at +142 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Tampa Bay was a 3-0 loser in its last match at home against the Blue Jays. They lost as -114 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Detroit has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 42-35 SU
Tampa Bay: 41-38 SU

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 13 games when playing Detroit
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Detroit, Saturday, June 29