Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB betting prediction

MLB: Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction 4/22/2024

The Detroit Tigers (12-10) travel to face off against the Tampa Bay Rays (12-11) on Monday, April 22nd. This game will be played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg and televised on BSSUN. The Tigers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rays are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Twins. First pitch is set for 6:50 ET.

Tigers vs Rays

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Buddy Kennedy had a big game at the plate in the Tigers’ 6-1 win over the Twins to close out their series. He went 1/2 with three RBIs and a homer. The Tigers really got things going with a two-run 1st inning and added another two runs in the 3rd.

Casey Mize started for the Tigers, going six innings and not giving up a run. He also issued just three walks and struck out four Twins batters. Detroit’s bullpen closed things out with a scoreless 9th inning.

Detroit’s overall record currently sits at 12-10, and they are in 3rd place in the AL Central. So far, they have gone 7-3 against other teams in the division. Looking at where they stand heading into today’s game, they are four games behind the Guardians for the division lead.

The Tigers have been good on the road this season, putting together an 8-3 record. At home, they have gone just 4-7. Detroit got back on track in their most recent game vs. the Twins. This came after dropping two straight. As the underdog, the Tigers are 6-6 this season compared to 6-4 when they are the favorite.

When the Tigers are on the road, they have been a good bet against the run line, going 7-4 so far this season. They have covered the run line in four straight road games and have a run line record of 9-13 overall. In games they have won, they have won by an average of 2.4 runs, while in their losses, they have lost by an average of 2.8 runs.

When the Tigers are involved in games with an over/under line of 7 runs, the over has hit in all three games. Overall, the Tigers have gone over the total in 9 of their 21 games this season, and the average over/under line in their games is 8 runs. Their games have averaged 7.7 runs per game, and the over/under record for the season is 9-12. The under has hit in their last two games, and their games have had an average of 8 runs per game.

Tarik Skubal Gets The Start For The Tigers

Today, Tarik Skubal and the Tigers are on the road to take on the Rays. Skubal has started the season with a 2-0 record and has been solid in all of his outings. He has picked up wins in his last two starts, and in his most recent outing, he went 6 1/3 innings, giving up 2 earned runs on 5 hits and 6 strikeouts.

Tigers Offense Breakdown

Our player projections for the Tigers’ offense today have Kerry Carpenter as our top player in terms of total hits and home run projections. Riley Greene has the 19th highest total hits projection in the league today, and his home run projection is 13th best. Spencer Torkelson has the 2nd best home run projection on the team and 11th best in the league. Matt Vierling is 2nd on the team in total hits projections and 18th in terms of home run projections.

The Rays will be looking to get back on track after closing out their series vs. the Yankees with a 5-4 loss. This was especially tough, as they held a lead going into the 8th inning before the Yankees scored three runs in the bottom of the 8th. Tampa Bay was the +110 underdog on the road going into the game.

Aaron Civale had a rough outing, giving up five earned runs on eight hits and issuing three walks. Amed Rosario was hot at the plate, going 2/4 with a run scored and two RBIs. The Rays also had a three-run 8th inning, with Brandon Lowe, Manuel Margot, and Randy Arozarena each driving in a run.

The Rays are in 5th place in the AL East heading into today’s game vs. the Tigers. They will also look to pick up a win at home, as they are currently 7-7 at home. Overall, they are just above .500, with a record of 12-11.

Looking at their series record, the Rays are 3-2-2 so far. When favored, they have gone 10-8 this season and 2-3 as the underdog. Their overall road record is a game above .500 at 5-4.

Despite being underdogs, the Rays have been a good bet on the run line, going 9-14 overall. They have been especially good on the run line on the road, going 5-4. Their average run margin in winning games is +2.5, while in losing games, it is -4.4. They have covered the run line in two straight games as underdogs.

The Tampa Bay Rays have played 23 games this season with over/under lines higher than 7 runs, and their over/under record is 13-10. Their games have averaged 8.9 runs per game, and the average over/under line for their games is 9 runs. In their most recent game, the over/under line was set at 8 runs, and the game finished with 9 runs scored.

Zack Littell Gets The Start For The Rays

Zack Littell and the Rays are taking on the Tigers today. Littell has started 3 games this season, and he has a win and 2 no-decisions. His last time out, he went 5 2/3 innings and gave up 3 runs on 8 hits. He has 1 home run allowed in each of his last two starts.

Rays Offense Breakdown

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Our projections are favoring Yandy Díaz to have a strong game at the plate for the Rays. He has the 3rd highest total hits projection in today’s league slate. If you’re looking for a Rays player to hit a home run, Isaac Paredes has the top odds on the team and the 7th best odds in today’s games. Harold Ramírez is also a player to watch, as his total hits projection is 2nd on the team and 4th in today’s games.


Tigers vs Rays Prediction


Our predictions for this Tigers vs. Rays matchup have the Rays coming out on top by a score of 5-4. Given that they are also the underdogs on the money line, that is the route we recommend going. At -106, there is a lot of value in picking up a Rays win.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Zack Littell is projected to finish with five strikeouts, which has him towards the bottom of the league. As for Tarik Skubal, he is projected to finish with six, which has him in the middle of the pack.

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