Free MLB Pick: Rays vs Tigers Odds
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35-32 (14-17 V) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Detroit Tigers 30-33 (16-13 H)
Date: Thursday June 15, 2017
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Projected Pitchers: Alex Cobb vs. Justin Verlander
MLB Moneyline Odds: Tigers -149, Rays +134
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Tigers -1.5 (+135)
MLB Betting Total: 9
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Tampa Bay Rays
The key to the Rays success this season has been the long ball. They are second in MLB in homers and even though none of their sluggers looks like a threat to Aaron Judge it is hard to deny they this team can make you pay. Their challenge, and it is not unique, is how do they score consistently when they can’t go yard. Mallex Smith? That is not a lot to rest on.
At one point Alex Cobb was supposed to the “next” Tampa hurler. After missing all of 2015 and most of 2016 he looks healthy but has not been able to get back to 2013/14 levels of success. This season its walks and homers that are killing him and consistency has been a joke – last three starts 1, 9 and 1 ER allowed. How do you know where to go.
With Cleveland struggling to get going and Minnesota at the top of the division the Tigers have to like their changes so far. They just need to put together a bit of a run to build off and this weekend series against Tampa could be that launching pad. Perhaps their veteran bats were just waiting for the warmer weather to arrive.
He might have deserved the Cy Young last year but there is not a lot to like about Justin Verlander in 2017. The ERA is high, the walks are concerning and he has not struck out more than 8 batters in a game since the opener. Last year he exploded in the summer but he is a year older so can we count on that again. It it frustrating not knowing, thats for sure.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 13-3 in TB last 16 road games.
- Over is 12-1 in Cobbs last 13 starts on grass.
- Over is 17-5 in Cobbs last 22 starts overall.
- Over is 6-2 in DET last 8 vs. American League East.
- DET are 2-6 in their last 8 Thu. games.
- Under is 13-5-2 in Verlanders last 20 home starts.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction:
Verlander might be a good bet in underdog spots but he scares me as a favourite this season – he is just 4-4. Cobb does not inspire much love either.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over 9
Even though this looks like a solid pitching matchup there is plenty of offense on both sides in this one. Lots of guys who can jack the ball out of the yard and two less than fearsome bullpens.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Detroit 7 – Tampa 5
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