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Price set to face old team in Tampa Bay

David Price will take the mound for the Detroit Tigers against his old team on Thursday afternoon as the Tampa Bay Rays face the lefthander in a top baseball betting matchup.

Price sits at 12-8 with a 3.12 ERA on the season, and in his three games with the Tigers he's gone 1-0 with two no-decisions while allowing eight runs over 22 2-3 innings of work. Alex Cobb gets the ball for the Rays on Thursday; Cobb is 1-1 with a 3.04 ERA against Detroit in his career.

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Opening Odds and Betting Line

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 104 for the Tampa Bay Rays in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 6.5 at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.5-4.3 victory for the Tigers. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Rays bring a 61-65 record to the battle against the 68-56 Tigers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Detroit injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Tampa Bay Rays at No. 2 and the Detroit Tigers at No. 20 heading into this contest.

How Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has baseball's No. 19-rated offensive output, at 8.59 hits per game. The Detroit Tigers average 9.41 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 3.82 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit was a 6-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Rays. They won as +122 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. Detroit threw a shutout at Tampa Bay in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Rick Porcello to defeat Tampa Bay 6-0 on Wednesday.

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends

Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Detroit is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Detroit's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home

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