|MLB Tigers vs. Rays Picks & Predictions for August 19, 2014|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Tuesday, 19 August 2014 13:00|
Tigers vs. Rays Free Pick
TAMPA, FL (ATS Consultants) – The Tigers have struggled of late but will look to pick up a win tonight when they visit the Rays at 7:10PM ET.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Tigers are -121 money line favorites over the host Rays, who are +112 money line underdogs. As for the total, it currently sits at 6.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Tigers opened as -115 money line favorites but their odds jumped to -121, while the Rays’ odds have gone from +106 up to +112. The total, meanwhile, opened at 7 but has dropped to 6.5 at most online and Vegas sports books.
PITCHING MATCHUP: The Tigers will start Max Scherzer, who is 14-4 with a 2.98 ERA, while the Rays will counter with Chris Archer, who is 8-6 with a 3.24 ERA. Detroit is 66-56 overall and 33-27 on the road, while Tampa Bay is 61-63 on the year and 28-34 at home.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Detroit. According to MLB trends, the Tigers are 4-0 in Scherzer’s last four starts against the Rays and 4-1 in their last five games versus a team with a losing record. They’re also 4-1 in Scherzer’s last five starts during Game 1 of a series, 42-16 in his last 58 starts and 39-14 in his last 53 starts following a quality start in his last appearance. On the other side, the Rays are 1-6 in their last seven games as a home underdog, 1-5 in their last six home games versus a right-handed starter and 1-6 in their last seven when their opponent scores two runs or less in their previous game.
MLB FREE PICK: DETROIT TIGERS -121