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Tampa Bay Rays Starter Chris Archer Out to Silence Detroit Tigers Bats in MLB Contest

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Tropicana Field on Sunday as the host Tampa Bay Rays battle the Detroit Tigers in baseball betting odds action.

Detroit puts its faith in starter Mike Pelfrey to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-7. Getting the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays is Chris Archer, who owns a 4-11 record on the season with a 4.76 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays were listed as -152 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8.5 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.6-4.4 win 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Rays bring a 33-47 record to the battle against the 43-38 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. 27 and the Detroit Tigers at No. 19 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 25 ranking for hits at 8.11 per game. By contrast, the Detroit Tigers are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9.44 per game.

Detroit brings the No. 21-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays's No. 18-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Blake Snell and the Rays 3-2 on Saturday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 3-16 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
  • Tampa Bay is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Cleveland, Monday, July 4th
Tampa Bay home to Los Angeles, Monday, July 4th