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Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Preview

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June 6, 1:08 PM | GrassComerica Park

Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Detroit and Tampa Bay on Thursday, with the host Tigers trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Tigers will turn to Max Scherzer and his 7-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Rays send Fausto Carmona (3-5) to the hill.

View Tampa Bay vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Tampa Bay before the first pitch in this match found them as +-177-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 9 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Tigers - Rays odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 1 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 4 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Detroit and its American League No. 1-rated batting order, averaging 5.2 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 4 lineup of the Rays at 4.9 runs per outing.

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 5.8 runs per game.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at +134 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Tampa Bay threw a shutout at Detroit in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Joel Peralta to defeat Detroit 3-0 on Wednesday.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Rays at Tigers trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games when playing Detroit
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Tampa Bay's last 21 games on the road
Detroit is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Detroit is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Baltimore, Friday, June 7
Detroit home to Cleveland, Friday, June 7