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Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds and Pick

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

Matt Andriese gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 6-1 mark. In the other dugout, Jordan Zimmermann brings a 9-4 ledger to the game for the Detroit Tigers as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Tampa Bay Rays as -113 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.6-5.2 victory 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

33-44 Tampa Bay battles the Tigers, currently with a 40-38 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Detroit injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Rays sit at No. 28 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Detroit Tigers sit at No. 17 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay Rays No. 26-rated offense, averaging 4.08 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers defense that ranks No. 24 at 4.83 in runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have averaged 8.13 hits per game so far, less than Detroit Tigers batters have averaged on the year (9.42 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 16-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the No. 24 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating T Koehler and the Marlins 10-3 on Wednesday at Comerica Park.

M Moore silenced the Red Sox bats in a 4-0 victory last time out versus Boston at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 2-14 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Tampa Bay, Friday, July 1st