Free MLB Pick: Tigers vs Rays Odds
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(8-5) Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays (7-8)
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay, FL.
Projected Pitchers: Norris vs. Ramirez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Detroit +100 / Tampa Bay -110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Detroit -210 / Tampa Bay +185
MLB Betting Total: 8.0 (Over -120 / Under +100)
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Daniel Norris has faced two pretty good teams to start 2017 but his numbers look just fine.
The 23-year-old lefty is 1-0 with a 2.19 ERA to start his fourth big league season. Those numbers combine two starts he has made against Boston and Cleveland.
It’s a wonder how Detroit has managed a good record to this point.
The Tigers have the 29th ranked team ERA in the Major Leagues and have only scored the 20 most runs in the league.
Jose Iglesias leads that scuffling offense with a .262 batting average but 10 guys have homered for an offense that you can’t help but feel will heat up with the weather.
Tampa Bay Rays
Erasmo Ramirez has a 0.83 WHIP in 9.2 innings out of the bullpen this season but Thursday afternoon will be his first start of the season.
It means Tampa Bay’s bullpen will be in the game early and often, but that approach can work well when the opposing offense doesn’t ever get a chance to see a pitcher more than twice, at most.
Tampa Bay’s offense doesn’t have many advantages but it does out-walk opponents by a total of 55 to 44 and runs when it does. Both Evan Longoria and Steven Souza Jr. have double-digit walks.
The Rays have swiped 10 bags so far, compare to the five they have given up. Kiermaier leads the running game with four.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- DET are 7-2 in Norris’ last 9 starts.
- TB are 2-6 in their last 8 overall.
- Under is 7-2 in Ramirezs last 9 on astroturf.
- TB are 2-6 in Ramirezs last 8 starts.
Free Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction: Norris holds down the Rays.
If he throws strikes and keeps the scrappy Rays off the basepaths, Norris should put together another good outing. I like Detroit to win with one big inning against one of what should be many Rays pitchers.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Detroit +100
Just a lean.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Detroit 6 – Tampa Bay 3
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