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Rays face Detroit Tigers: MLB odds preview and stats

Tampa Bay RaysDetroit Tigers
June 5, 7:08 PM | GrassComerica Park

Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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The visiting Rays hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at Comerica Park against the Detroit Tigers.

The Tigers will rely on Doug Fister to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Alex Cobb will be his counterpart for the Rays. Doug Fister is 5-2 this season, and Alex Cobb is 6-2.

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 +-157-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 1-ranked Tigers and the American League No. 4-rated Rays in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 1 ranked American League offense (5.3 runs per game) against a Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the American League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Tigers have been averaging 10.2 hits per game, more than the Rays have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 10-1 result against the Tigers on June 4. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 10-1 to Detroit on Tuesday at Comerica Park.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Rays at Tigers trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Tampa Bay's last 20 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games when playing Tampa Bay
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Detroit, Thursday, June 6