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(8-4) Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays (6-7)
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field in Tampa, Florida
Projected Pitchers: Michael Fulmer vs. Matt Andriese
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -112 | Tigers -112
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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Michael Fulmer gets the start on the mound for the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. Fulmer is 1-0 this season. Through 12 innings of work, he has a 2.25 ERA with 11 strikeouts and three walks.
Detroit is off to a good start this season, sitting atop the AL Central. However, the defense has been suspect at times. The Tigers have given up 10 or more runs three times already this season.
Offensively, the team has yet to score more than seven runs and averages about 4.5 runs per game.
Right fielder Tyler Collins has been the best batter thus far for Detroit. In 32 plate appearances, he is batting .355 with a home run and two RBIs along with 11 hits.
Tampa Bay Rays
Matt Andriese takes the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays. Through 10 innings, he has yet to have a decision, but has a 4.50 ERA. He’s struck out nine batters and given up four walks.
If Andriese can’t keep Detroit off the scoreboard, the Rays will have to rely on a bullpen that has struggled.
In the last three games, the bullpen has an ERA of 6.75 in 22.2 innings of work.
Injuries have already hurt this team with Brad Boxberger on the 60-day DL along with Colby Rasmus, Jake Odorizzi, Mallex Smith, and Matt Duffy on the 10-day DL list.
First baseman Logan Morrison has been a solid batter thus far. He has a .325 batting average with three homers and 10 RBIs.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The OVER is 3-1 in Detroit’s last four games
- Tampa Bay is 4-10 in Andriese’s last 14 starts
Free Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
Detroit has a better starter and a better bullpen to work with. Tampa is already struggling because of injuries.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Tigers -1.5
I like the Tigers to get the W in this one.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Detroit 5 – Tampa Bay 2
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