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2022 MLB Handicapping
(20-14) Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays (17-17)
Date: Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay
Projected Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Drew Rasmussen
MLB Moneyline Odds: Tigers +170 Rays -200
MLB run line Betting Odds: Tigers +1.5 Rays -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 6.5
The Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays face off on Wednesday in an MLB showdown at Tropicana Field. When these two teams faced off on Monday it was the Tigers that secured the 3-2 victory.
The Tigers come into this game with a 13-23 record overall and they have gone 16-20 on the run line. The Tigers have won four games in a row and during that four game winning streak the pitching staff has given up only five runs total.
The Tigers are averaging 2.86 runs per game while giving up 3.75 runs per game. The offense is ranked 30th in the league while their pitching staff is ranked 8th in baseball. Miguel Cabrera has been the top player for the Tigers hitting three home runs and driving in 14 RBIs.
On the mound for the Tigers is Eduardo Rodriguez and he sits with a 1-2 record and an ERA of 3.72. In his last start against the Orioles he went 6.2 innings giving up five hits and zero earned runs.
Tampa Bay Rays
On the other side of this matchup is the Tampa Bay Rays who sit with 21-15 record overall and they have gone 17-19 on the run line. Over the last three games the Rays have scored only three runs total, and they are going to need good pitching again in this game.
The Rays are averaging 4.11 runs per game while their pitching staff is giving up 4.17 runs per game. The offense is ranked 14th in the league while their pitching staff is ranked 18th in h league.
Getting the start for the Rays will be Drew Rasmussen and he sits with a 3-1 record and an ERA of 2.67.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays are 5-0 in Rasmussens last 5 starts.
- Rays are 5-0 in Rasmussens last 5 starts with 4 days of rest.
- Tigers are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. American League East.
- Tigers are 1-6 in their last 7 Wednesday games.
- Tigers are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series.
- Tigers are 1-5 in Rodriguez’s last 6 starts.
Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
Rasmussen has been strong this season, and the Rays have won each of his last five starts. This Tigers offense has been an issue all season, and it’s going to let them down again in this game. Back the Rays on the run line.
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