Free MLB Pick: Tigers vs Rays Odds
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2019 MLB Season
(36-81) Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays (71-51)
Date: Friday, August 16, 2019
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, Tampa Florida
Projected Pitchers: Daniel Norris vs. Charlie Morton
MLB Moneyline Odds: Tigers +243/ Rays -294
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Tigers +1.5 +125/ Rays -1.5 -145
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The Detroit Tigers are in full rebuild mode as they hold the worst record in all of MLB and have only been marginally better as of late (4-6 last 10). The Tigers will be looking to dash Tampa’s slim division hopes as they travel to The Trop to take on the Rays. They will send Daniel Norris (3-10, 4.94 ERA) to the mound who has not had a great season at all.
Norris has been especially poor over his last two outings as he has given up 5 home runs in his last 2 starts. He also has not been any better against the Rays in his career where he is giving up a .385 average over 52 career batters faced. Norris will look to improve those numbers against a team that ranks about middle of the pack with the bats.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays currently trail the New York Yankees by 10 games in the AL East and likely believe they can still catch them. They will likely be looking for a sweep here as they are at home and a better baseball team in every way. The Rays have also been decent over their last 10 going 7 and 3 in that time. The majority of the Rays success this year comes down to the pitching where they own one of the best pitching units in the entire league.
Charlie Morton (13-4, 2.90 ERA) has certainly played an important role in the Rays success with his outstanding numbers this season. Morton has also been awesome at home at Tropicana Field, where he has a 2.75 ERA in 11 starts. He also has 95 strikeouts over 68 2/3 innings at Tropicana Field.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Tigers are 11-43 in their last 54 overall.
- Tigers are 11-51 in their last 62 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Tigers are 1-7 in their last 8 vs. American League East.
- Tigers are 2-14 in Norris’ last 16 starts with 4 days of rest.
- Rays are 5-0 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter.
Free Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
I can only back the Rays here on the runline at -145. The Tigers are already a bad batting team, but then you put them up against a sub 3 ERA pitcher and put them on the road and they are not likely to put up more than 2 runs.
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If you are uncomfortable with the juice here look to see if your bookie offers alternate lines and take the -2.5 at + money. I, however, will be sticking with the standard -1.5 runline at -145 odds.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Tigers 2 – Rays 7
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