Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction 4/23/2024

The Detroit Tigers (13-10) travel to face off against the Tampa Bay Rays (12-12) on Tuesday, April 23rd. 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 Rays. First pitch is set for 6:50 ET.

Tigers vs Rays

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Detroit cruised to a 7-1 win over the Rays in the most recent game of this series. The Tigers had a huge 2nd inning, scoring six of their seven runs. As for the Rays, they scored their only run in the 4th. Heading into the game, the Tigers were the slight favorites at -109.

Tarik Skubal pitched well for the Tigers in this one, going six innings and striking out nine without giving up a run. He picked up a win in the game, while Zack Littell took the loss for the Rays. Littell went six innings and gave up five earned runs.

At the plate, Mark Canha and Parker Meadows each homered for the Tigers. Canha, Javier Baez, and Jake Rogers each had two RBIs. Jose Caballero hit the lone home run for the Rays.

Detroit is 13-10 overall this season and have won two straight games, with both wins coming in the current series vs. the Twins. Looking at the AL Central standings, the Tigers are in 3rd place, and they are 3.5 games behind the Guardians for the division lead. Against other teams in the AL Central, the Tigers have gone 7-3.

So far, the Tigers have been really good on the road, putting together a record of 9-3. At home, they are just 4-7. Detroit’s overall series record this year is 3-2-2. As the road underdog, the Tigers are 6-3 this season.

The Tigers have been a good team to bet on the run line with this season, as they are 10-13 overall. They are 8-4 on the run line on the road and have covered in five straight games. They have been a good bet as the underdog, going 9-4 on the run line in those games. Their average run margin in winning games is +2.7, while it is -2.8 in losing games.

The Detroit Tigers have played 22 games this season, and their over/under record is 10-12. The average over/under line for their games is 8 runs, and the combined run average in their games is 7.7 runs. When the over/under line has been set at 8 runs, their record is 1-3-1. So far this season, 30.4% of their games have had over/under lines set above 8 runs, while 47.8% have had lines set below 8 runs.

Kenta Maeda Gets The Start For The Tigers

Kenta Maeda and the Tigers are on the road to take on the Rays. Maeda has started 3 games this season and has yet to pick up a win. He’s coming off a start where he went 2 2/3 innings and gave up 5 earned runs. Overall, he has 18 strikeouts in 16 2/3 innings pitched.

Tigers Offense Breakdown

Kerry Carpenter has been on a tear for the Tigers over his last 10 games, going 13/39 with a home run and nine RBIs. For the season, he is batting .310, which is 2nd best on the team. Carpenter is also on an eight-game hitting streak. Mark Canha is also swinging a good bat for the Tigers, as he is batting .247 for the season and has gone deep four times, which is the best mark on the team.

As a team, the Tigers are averaging 4 runs per game, which is 20th in the league. They have been a bit better on the road, putting up 4.4 runs per contest. Overall, they are batting just .223 and have the league’s 13th worst home run total.

Tampa Bay is 12-12 overall and are looking to pick up a win today, as they have dropped two straight games. In the AL East, they are in 5th place and are four games behind the Orioles. The Rays have gone 3-4 against other teams in the AL East.

So far, Tampa Bay has been just below .500 at home, going 7-8, and they are above .500 on the road at 5-4. The Rays are 10-9 when favored and 2-3 as the underdog. Their overall series record is 3-2-2, and they lost their most recent game of the series vs. the Tigers.

When the Rays win, they do so by an average of 2.5 runs per game, but when they lose, they lose by an average of 4.5 runs. As a result, their run line record is 9-15, including 4-11 at home. They are 5-4 on the run line on the road, and they are 6-13 on the run line as the favorite.

The Tampa Bay Rays have been involved in 24 games this season where the over/under line was set at 8 runs or more. In those games, the over has hit 16 times, including their last two games. The Rays’ games have averaged 8.8 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 14-10 overall. The over/under line for today’s game against the Detroit Tigers is set at 8 runs.

Ryan Pepiot Gets The Start For The Rays

Ryan Pepiot is getting the start for the Rays at home against the Tigers. In his first start of the season, he picked up a win vs. the Angels, going 6 innings and striking out 7. He took a loss in his 2nd start of the year, but he did strike out 6 in that outing.

Rays Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Rays offense is averaging just 3.9 runs per game, which is 22nd in the league. They have been slightly better on the road, averaging 4.2 runs per game. As a team, they are batting .242, which is 11th in the league, and they have the 11th most home runs in the league. Amed Rosario has been a bright spot for the Rays, as he is batting .359 for the season and has a 10-game hitting streak. Over his last five games, he has gone 9/20.

Isaac Paredes is leading the Rays with five home runs this season, and he is also 10th in the league with 14 RBIs. Tampa Bay will need him to continue to provide power, as Randy Arozarena, René Pinto, and José Caballero are all batting under .285 this season.


Tigers vs Rays Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Tigers vs. Rays matchup is to take the Rays to pick up the win. However, with the money line payout for a Rays win sitting at -162, we actually recommend taking the over on the 8 run line. Our predicted final score is 5-4 in favor of the Rays.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Ryan Pepiot is projected to finish with five strikeouts compared to Kenta Maeda, who is projected to finish with six. However, Maeda has the better chance of picking up the win, but we still like the Rays to come out on top.

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