Rays vs. Tigers Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Detroit Tigers, 5/1/2018 Prediction & Odds

Can the Detroit Tigers find a way to get on track when they play host to the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at 7:10PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

967 Tampa Bay Rays at 968 Detroit Tigers

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

7:10PM ET – Comerica Park

TV: SUN (TB); FSDT (Det)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Rays are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -150 to win. The Tigers are getting a money line of +130 at home, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting currently has 52% going on Detroit as a home underdog. 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 keep rolling

The Rays kept rolling on Monday, earning a 3-2 victory at Detroit for its ninth win in 10 games. Tampa is now 13-14 overall and 7-7 on the road. Tampa is averaging 4.70 runs per game this season while allowing 4.89 per contest

Chris Archer gets the start for the Rays tonight. He is struggling this year, as he is 2-1 with a 6.61 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP. Over 32.2 innings of work, Archer has 36 strikeouts with 11 walks.

Tigers having hitting woes again

Following the 3-2 loss on Monday, the Tigers have now lost five of their last six games. In the five losses, Detroit has scored a total of seven runs. The Tigers are now 11-16 overall and 6-8 at home. Detroit is averaging 4.59 runs per game on offense this year while allowing 4.74 per game on the mound.

Matthew Boyd is getting the start for the Tigers tonight. He is 0-2 on the season with a 2.74 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. Through 23 innings of work, Boyd has 14 strikeouts with seven walks. Three of his four starts have seen him allow just one run.

MLB Betting Trends

Tampa

The Rays have won five of their last six road games and four of their last five against a left-handed starter. They have also won four straight against AL Central opponents.

Detroit

The Tigers have lost 12 of Boyd’s last 14 starts overall and five straight of his Tuesday starts and 10 of his last 13 home starts.

Prediction:

The Tigers are a team that goes through some pretty bad hitting funks and that is the case right now. Archer certainly isn’t pitching well right now, but I think he can have a good start against Detroit. The Rays are also getting a hitting surge during this win streak. I think they have too much momentum going for a team like Detroit to stop them.

 

The Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -150

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