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Tampa Bay Rays visit Detroit Tigers in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The Detroit Tigers will look to improve on a 19-22 record when they take on the Tampa Bay Rays, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Saturday.

Drew Smyly gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday; he's 2-4 on the season. The Detroit Tigers, meanwhile, will counter with Michael Fulmer, who will be looking to improve on his 2-1 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Detroit Tigers as 108 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.4-3.9 win for the Rays on Saturday. 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 19-22 record to the battle against the 20-19 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Detroit Tigers rated this week at No. 21 and the Tampa Bay Rays sitting at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Detroit Tigers No. 10-ranked scoring average of 4.49 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays offense rated No. 16 and scoring 4.26 runs per game. The Tigers have averaged 9.1 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (7.9 per nine innings).

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.89 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 at home, scoring 4.78 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays grabbed a win last time out, defeating A Sanchez and the Tigers 7-5 on Friday at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 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 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit's last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Detroit's last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Detroit, Sunday, May 22nd