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Detroit Tigers Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Tampa Bay Rays

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

Anibal Sanchez gets the call for the Detroit Tigers and he will try to build on a 3-4 mark. In the other dugout, Matt Andriese brings a 2-0 ledger to the game for the Tampa Bay Rays as he tries to quiet the Tigers bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Detroit Tigers in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 100 at BetOnline for Friday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.9-3.8 victory for the Rays. 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

The Detroit Tigers bring a 19-21 record to the battle against the 19-19 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Detroit Tigers sit at No. 21 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at No. 6 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Detroit Tigers and its No. 11-rated batting order, averaging 4.47 runs per nine innings, against the No. 18 line up of the Tampa Bay Rays at 4.18 runs per outing.

Tampa Bay brings the No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Tigers's No. 21-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Blue Jays, a 6-3 final on Wednesday in support of J Odorizzi at Rogers Centre.

Detroit hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 10-strikeout performance from J Verlander - will prevail again after their 6-3 victory against Minnesota at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
  • Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
  • Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Detroit's last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Detroit's last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Detroit, Saturday, May 21st