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Totals are Trending OVER when Tigers Host Suddenly Slugging Rays

Motor City will host a marquee pitching matchup between Michael Fulmer (6-4, 3.40 ERA) and Chris Archer (4-4, 3.80 ERA) this evening when the Tigers try to deal the reeling Rays a fourth straight loss. Speaking of Fulmer, he’s 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA in four career starts against the Rays but he could be on a short leash after leaving his last start throwing just 74 pitches, citing shoulder bursitis as his reason for the abbreviated outing.

  • The Tigers are 4-0 SU and 3-1 on the runline in their last 4 home games against the Rays.
  • Chris Archer is 1-2 with a 3.63 ERA in 7 career starts against the Tigers.
  • The total has gone UNDER in just 2 of the Tigers and Rays last 10 contests in Detroit.

Rallying around the loss of Victor Martinez, the Tigers’ offense didn’t miss a beat without the veteran slugger in the mix, slapping the ball all over the park in a 13-4 beat down of the Rays in their series opener last night. V-Mart will be on the shelf indefinitely, diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat, further limiting what the 32-34 Tigers can do with a struggling pitching staff.

The Rays have typically had trouble with Mr. Fulmer but they knocked him around in their lone matchup with the righty this season and Tim Beckham took him to the yard with a two-run bomb. Since that game back in April, the Rays have been one of the best slugging lineups in baseball, making Fulmer a risky play in fantasy and the Tigers a tough team to back on the moneyline.

Archer has been on the journey for redemption and although he's made some headway, he's still having issues on the road and was banged around by the Tigers in his only matchup against them this season despite striking out nine Detroit batters in the effort.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Tampa Bay Rays were -103 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rays to win this game 5.6-5.5. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Detroit (32-34) will face the 35-35 Rays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 13-rated Detroit Tigers and the league No. 16-ranked Tampa Bay Rays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Tampa Bay Rays rank No. 15 at 8.7 hits per game. That compares with the Detroit Tigers No. 14 ranking in that category.

Tampa Bay brings the No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Tigers's No. 22-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays endured a 13-4 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Friday, with E Ramirez throwing 4.2 innings of 9-hit ball at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • Detroit is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Detroit, Sunday, June 18th