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Tampa Bay Sends Chris Archer vs Justin Verlander in Detroit Tigers vs Rays Game

The Tampa Bay Rays look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Detroit Tigers arrive at Tropicana Field on Wednesday.

Tampa Bay hands the ball to starter Chris Archer in this one and he'll try to improve on his 9-7 mark on the year. Detroit counters with Justin Verlander, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rays bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Tampa Bay Rays as -144 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7 at shops such as Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.6-3.4 result in favor of 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

51-51 Tampa Bay battles the Tigers, currently with a 48-52 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Detroit injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 27-ranked Tampa Bay Rays and the No. 21-rated Detroit Tigers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 29 ranking for hits at 7.92 per game. By contrast, the Detroit Tigers are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.58 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the No. 26 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers were saddled with a loss last time out in D Price's start, as they lost 10-2 against Tampa Bay on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 18 of Detroit's last 25 games
  • Detroit is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Detroit's last 20 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Detroit
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games when playing Detroit
  • Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Baltimore, Thursday, July 30th
Tampa Bay at Boston, Friday, July 31st