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Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays in MLB odds

Tampa Bay RaysDetroit Tigers
May 23, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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The Detroit Tigers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Tampa Bay Rays invade Comerica Park on Monday.

Jeremy Hellickson, with a record of 5-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Rays, while the Tigers trot Phil Coke to the mound in this one. He is 1-4 so far in 2011.

View Tampa Bay vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Tigers as -120 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 12 in the American League and the Rays at No. 8 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rays rank No. 11 in the American League at 8.1 hits per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 8 ranking in that category.

Detroit owns the American League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 2-rated defense.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -141 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. James Shields blew away 13 Florida batter in the Rays' last start, leading them to a 4-0 win over Florida on Sunday at Sun Life Stadium.

Detroit was a 2-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Pirates. They won as -128 favorites, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Tigers didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Pittsburgh 2-0 on Sunday at PNC Park.

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

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Rays at Tigers trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
Tampa Bay is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Detroit, Tuesday, May 24

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