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Detroit Tigers visit Tampa Bay Rays in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The visiting Detroit Tigers hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to pick up a win at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Tampa Bay Rays will rely on Erasmo Ramirez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Daniel Norris will be his counterpart for the Detroit Tigers. Erasmo Ramirez is 1-0 this season, and Daniel Norris is 1-0.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Tampa Bay Rays as -120 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 6.2-4.0 win for the Rays on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Rays sport a record of 8-8 heading into this matchup, while the Detroit Tigers sit at 8-6 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Detroit injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Rays sit at No. 19 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Detroit Tigers sit at No. 17 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay Rays No. 11-rated offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers defense that ranks No. 30 at 5.43 in runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have averaged 8.62 hits per game so far, more than Detroit Tigers batters have averaged on the year (7.36 hits per game).

Defensively, Detroit features the No. 30-rated defense on the road, allowing 6.71 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 at home, scoring 5.11 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Tampa Bay is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Minnesota, Friday, April 21st
Tampa Bay home to Houston, Friday, April 21st