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Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays get a visit from the Detroit Tigers in MLB baseball betting action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Jake Odorizzi will take the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays, and he'll carry a 3-3 record into the contest. Anibal Sanchez gets the ball for the Detroit Tigers; he's 5-8 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Tampa Bay Rays as -109 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.8-5.0 win for the Rays. 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 33-45 heading into this matchup, while the Detroit Tigers sit at 41-38 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 vs Detroit Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 27 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 19.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Tampa Bay Rays No. 24-ranked scoring average of 4.12 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.85 runs per game. The Rays have averaged 8.21 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (9.44 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the No. 27-rated road mark, allowing 5.08 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 27 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers enjoyed a 10-7 victory at the expense of the Rays on Thursday, with J Zimmermann throwing 2 innings of 4-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 2-15 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Tampa Bay, Saturday, July 2nd