Rays vs. Tigers MLB Prediction
Is the total in Friday night’s Rays and Tigers matchup at 7:10 p.m. ET set too high at 9.5? The two teams will open a new series tonight at when Michael Wacha opposes Matthew Boyd.
915 Tampa Bay Rays (-175) at 916 Detroit Tigers (+155); o/u 9.5
7:10 p.m. ET, Friday, September 10, 2021
Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
Tampa Bay Rays DFS Notes
Rays placed OF Randy Arozarena on the paternity leave list. Arozarena returned home to be with his wife for the birth of their daughter and will be gone until at least Saturday. He's picked it up in a big way since the All-Star break, slashing .329/.405/.611 with nine home runs, 21 RBI, two stolen bases, and 34 runs scored in 40 games. Josh Lowe has been promoted from Triple-A Durham in a corresponding move to provide outfield depth.
Detroit Tigers DFS Notes
Robbie Grossman went 4-for-5 with a homer and three runs scored to help lead the Tigers past the Pirates 5-1 on Wednesday. Grossman's 22 homers in 136 games this year are three more than he had in 318 games from 2018-20. It's double his career high of 11 from 2016. Of course, he has gotten more playing time than ever before, which helps a bunch. His current .432 slugging percentage, while quite solid, is 50 points less than his mark in 51 games last year and also a bit shy of where he finished in 2016.
Rays vs. Tigers MLB Betting Prediction
The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams and is 6-1-1 in the last eight meetings in Detroit. The under is also 5-1 in the Rays’ last six games when their opponent allows two runs or less in their previous game and is 4-1 in their last five games as a road favorite. ON the other side, the under is 12-5 in the Tigers’ last 17 games as an underdog, is 39-18-1 in their last 58 games versus American League East and is 11-5 in their last 16 games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: RAYS/TIGERS UNDER 9.5