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Looking for Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays free MLB predictions for 2023 MLB Opening Day? MLB betting sees the Tigers taking on the Rays on Thursday, March 30th, 2023 at Tropicana Field, in Tampa Bay, FL. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions like this Tigers Rays free pick.
2023 MLB Handicapping – Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays
(0-0) Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays (0-0)
Date: Thursday, March 30th
Time: 3:10 ET
Venue: Tropicana Field St. Petersburg, FL
Projected Starting Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Shane McClanahan
MLB Moneyline Odds: Tigers +188 | Rays -225 (Bet Now!)
Today’s MLB Run Line Betting Odds: Tigers +1.5 | Rays -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 7
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Last season, the Tigers finished with a record of 66-96, placing them 4th in the AL Central. This includes putting together a mark of 36-46 at home and 30-50 on the road.
Against other teams in the AL Central, Detroit finished with a record of 34-42. In day games, they were 31-43 compared to 35-53 in night contests.
Detroit was favored in 16.0% of their games last year going 13-13 as the favorite straight-up and 7-19 against the runline. As the underdog, they were 53-83 SU and 71-65 against the runline. Their overall record against the runline was 78-84 on an average run differential of -1.0. In terms of the over/under, Detroit’s games finished with an average of 7.8 runs leading to an over/under record of 64-11.
Looking back to last year, the Tigers were the 30th ranked unit in terms of runs per game. Detroit’s batting average came in at .231, which was 25th in the MLB.
Overall, the Tigers combined to hit 110 home runs (30th). This led to the 29th ranked slugging percentage at .346 while finishing 21st in terms of strikeouts.
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Tampa Bay Rays
Last season, the Rays finished with a record of 86-76, placing them 3rd in the AL East. This includes putting together a mark of 51-30 at home and 35-46 on the road.
Against other teams in the AL East, Tampa Bay finished with a record of 40-36. In day games, they were 34-27 compared to 52-49 in night contests.
Tampa Bay was favored in 64.2% of their games last year going 62-42 as the favorite straight-up and 41-63 against the runline. As the underdog, they were 24-34 SU and 38-20 against the runline. Their overall record against the runline was 79-83 on an average run differential of 0.3. In terms of the over/under, Tampa Bay’s games finished with an average of 7.9 runs leading to an over/under record of 73-9.
Looking back to last year, the Rays were the 21st ranked unit in terms of runs per game. Tampa Bay’s batting average came in at .239, which was 17th in the MLB.
Overall, the Rays combined to hit 139 home runs (25th). This led to the 24th ranked slugging percentage at .377 while finishing 20th in terms of strikeouts.
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Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Baseball Betting Trends
- The Tigers head into the game having gone 6-4 straight-up in their last ten games on the road.
- Additionally, they are 8-2 vs. the runline in their previous ten games on the road.
- Conversely, the Rays are 1-9 over their last ten home games (straight-up).
- Furthermore, the Rays have a 4-6 mark vs. the runline across their last ten home games.
- Also, the Tigers are 2-1 in their last three games as the favorite. On the other hand, they are 0-3 as the underdog (last 3).
- In addition, the Rays have a record of 0-3 across their last three games when favored. As the underdog, they are 0-3 in their last three games.
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Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays 4* Free MLB Betting Pick:
When looking at some of the recent games between the team’s, the Rays have done a good job as the favorite against the Tigers. In the last three times they were favored, they have gone 2-1. Look for the Rays to take care of business at home.
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