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Tampa Bay Rays Host Detroit Tigers in MLB Baseball Betting Action

The Detroit Tigers will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Rays in Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field on Saturday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Blake Snell for the Tampa Bay Rays (1-2 on the year) and Justin Verlander for Detroit Tigers (7-6 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Tampa Bay Rays in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 113 at BetOnline for Saturday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 6.0-5.0 win for the Tigers on Saturday. 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 bring a 33-46 record to the battle against the 42-38 Tigers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Detroit injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tampa Bay Rays rated this week at No. 27 and the Detroit Tigers sitting at No. 19.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay Rays No. 24-rated offense, averaging 4.09 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers defense that ranks No. 23 at 4.82 in runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have averaged 8.15 hits per game so far, less than Detroit Tigers batters have averaged on the year (9.5 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 18-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the No. 23 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Michael Fulmer fanned 10 Tampa Bay batters in the team's last outing, leading the Tigers to a 10-2 victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 2-16 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Tampa Bay, Sunday, July 3rd