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Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers 8/5/22 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds & Info

Game Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date & Time Friday August 5, 2022, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Comerica Park Detroit, MI
Latest odds
TB -220 ; O/U 8
TV Channel
BSDetroit

The Tampa Bay Rays play the second game of a four-game series on the road Friday against the Detroit Tigers. Tampa Bay is 55-49 following its 3-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday. David Peralta hit an RBI-single in the sixth inning to put Tampa Bay ahead for good. Tampa Bay is third in the American League East, 14 games behind the first-place New York Yankees.

Third baseman Yandy Diaz is batting .286 to lead Tampa Bay and has a team-high .395 on-base percentage. Third baseman Isaac Paredes is the leader in home runs with 14, while left fielder Randy Arozarena is the leader in RBIs with 47 and hits with 96. On Friday, the Tampa Bay Rays will send Corey Kluber to the mound. The right-hander is 7-6 with a 4.03 ERA, 94 Ks and 16 BBs.

Detroit is 42-64 following its 4-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Detroit was held to four hits in the loss. Tyler Alexander suffered the loss and dropped to 2-5 after allowing two earned runs across five innings in a solid performance but received no run support. Detroit is fourth in the American League Central, 14 games behind the first-place Minnesota Twins.

Designated hitter Miguel Cabrera is batting .270 to lead Detroit and has team highs in hits with 90 and on-base percentage at .334. Third baseman Jeimer Candelario is the leader in home runs with 10 and shortstop Javier Baez is the leader in RBIs with 40. Detroit has not announced the name of its starting pitcher for Friday’s game at home versus Tampa Bay.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Tampa Bay is 3-8 in its last 11
  • The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Rays last 8 versus an opponent with a losing record
  • Detroit is 1-4 in its last 5
  • The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Tigers last 8

Free MLB Pick:

Under 8

Detroit will pick up a victory at home on Friday against Tampa Bay, but the play here is UNDER. The UNDER has cashed in seven of the Tigers last eight overall as well as in six of Detroit’s last seven played at home. The UNDER has cashed in 9 of  Tampa Bay's last 12 played on the road against an opponent with a losing record. Detroit scored the fewest runs in baseball with an average of 3.21 runs per game. Final Score Prediction, Detroit Tigers win but our best play is UNDER 4-2.

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