Rays vs. Tigers Prediction
Will the Tampa Bay Rays or the Detroit Tigers inch closer toward the .500 mark when the two meet up this evening at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, April 30, 2018
7:10PM ET – Comerica Park
TV: SUN (TB); FSDT (Det)
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Rays are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -115 to win. The Tigers are getting a money line of +105 at home, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting currently has 65% going on Tampa Bay as a road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Rays on a hot sreak
While Tampa Bay did suffer a 4-3 loss at Boston on Sunday, the Rays had won their eight prior to that to make a push toward the .500 mark. Tampa is now 12-14 overall and 6-7 on the road. Tampa is averaging 4.77 runs per game this season while allowing 5.00 per contest
Jacob Faria is making the start for Tampa tonight. He is 1-1 through five starts with a 6.33 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP. He has pitched a total of 21.1 innings and allowed 15 earned runs with 20 strikeouts and 14 walks.
Tigers back on a skid
Detroit is coming off a 5-3 loss at Baltimore on Sunday to drop four of its last five games and back-to-back series to the Pirates and the Orioles. The Tigers are now 11-15 overall and 6-7 at home. Detroit is averaging 4.69 runs per game on offense this year while allowing 4.81 per game on the mound.
Jordan Zimmerman gets the start on the mound for the Tigers today. He is 1-0 through five starts this year with a 7.91 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP. Over 19.1 innings of work, Zimmerman has 22 strikeouts with five walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays have won five of their last six against AL Central opponents and 4-1 in their last five road games. They also have won four straight series openers.
The Tigers are just 11-27 in their last 38 home games and 2-8 in their last 10 Monday games. They also have dropped five of their last six home starts.
The Rays have been on a roll. Even in their loss, it was just by one run to a good Boston team. Faria doesn’t have good season numbers, but he actually has allowed just one earned run in three of his five starts. I think he will have another good start against this Detroit team that has went through plenty of funks lately.
The Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -115