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MLB Pick: Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays

The Detroit Tigers are in Tampa Bay for the final game of their three game series with the Rays. The Tigers won the first two games of the series outscoring the Rays 14-6. The Tigers are 12-8 in the last 20 meetings with the Rays overall but are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Tampa Bay.

Head to Head Trends

Tigers are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Tampa Bay
Under is 14-3-1 in the last 18 meetings in Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay Rays (+110)

The Tampa Bay Rays are 4th in the American League East 12.5 games back of the 1st place Baltimore Orioles. The Rays seemed like they might make a run for the post season after being one of the hottest teams in the league the past couple months and would that have been an amazing comeback but it looks like they are just running out of steam losing their last 4 games. The Rays are 4 games under .500 with a 61-65 record but they are actually 8 games under .500 at home this season at 28-36. The Rays are one of the lower scoring teams in the American League averaging 3.95 runs per game but they also have one of the best pitching staff allowing just 3.83 runs per game. On the hill for the Rays today is Alex Cobb who is 8-6 with a 3.19 ERA in 19 start this season.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends

Rays are 0-4 in their last 4 overall.
Rays are 8-2 in their last 10 games vs. a left-handed starter.
Rays are 1-7 in their last 8 games as a home underdog.

Detroit Tigers (-120)

The Detroit Tigers are 2nd in the American League Central 1 game back of the Kansas City Royals. The Tigers are 12 games over .500 on the season with 68 wins and 56 losses. The Tigers are one of the top scoring teams in baseball averaging 4.60 runs per game they also lead the American League with a .272 batting average. Their pitching staff is about average allowing 4.26 runs per game overall but on the road they tend to pitch much better allowing just 3.82 runs per game. Starting for the Tigers is the lefty David Price who is 12-8 with a 3.12 ERA.

Detroit Tigers Trends

Tigers are 5-2 in their last 7 overall.
Tigers are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.
Tigers are 4-10 in their last 14 road games.


I like the Detroit Tigers to complete the sweep and beat the Rays again today. The Tigers have been a streaky team all season and after winning 5 of their last 7 games maybe this is the start of another hot streak plus they have David Price on the mound so I like the Tigers chances in this one.

Free Pick: Detroit Tigers -120 


Dean kicks ass at giving simple easy to read sports picks and includes the recent stats on both teams. He specializes in NHL and MLB, but also does NBA and Golf picks.

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