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2021 MLB Handicapping
(88-52) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Detroit Tigers (66-75)
Date: Saturday, September 11th, 2021
Time: 6:10 PM ET
Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
Projected Pitchers: Luis Patino (TB) vs. Casey Mize (DET)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -161 Tigers +125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rays -1.5, Tigers +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The Rays will be in Detroit to take on the Tigers for game 2 Saturday at 6:10 ET. Game 1 is Friday at 7:10 ET.
Luis Patino is going for the Rays and Casey Mize is going for the Tigers.
These teams have not played yet this year.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays are having another impressive season. They have been one of the most complete teams in baseball.
They are 1st in the American League East with a record of 88-52. They lead the Red Sox by 9 games.
The Rays did not play on Thursday. The last game they played was on Wednesday against the Red Sox where they lost 2-1. They did ended up taking 2 games out of 3 from Boston in that series. In those games, Tampa scored 24 runs and allowed 19 runs.
Shane McClanahan went 5 innings and did not allow an earned run on Wednesday.
Luis Patino has shown flashes of what he can be, but he has not put it all together consistently this year. He is 4-3 with an ERA of 4.65. His last start was against the Twins where he went 2.2 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. Minnesota won that game 6-5.
The pitching has been quite good for this team. They have an ERA of 3.77 which is 8th best in the majors.
This offense is the best in baseball when it comes to runs scored per game. They are scoring 5.41 runs per game.
Tampa Bay has hit 195 home runs which is 5th best in the league.
The Tigers have not played great, but they have been more competitive than what some thought.
This ball club is in 3rd place of the American League Central with a record of 66-75. The White Sox lead them by 14.5 games.
Detroit did not play on Thursday. The last game they played was on Wednesday against the Pirates where they won 5-1. Pittsburgh won 2 games out 3 in that series. The Tigers scored 10 runs and allowed 10 runs.
Matt Manning went 3 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Wednesday.
Casey Mize is 7-7 with an ERA of 3.51. His last start was against the Reds where he went 3 innings and did not allow an earned run. Detroit won that game 4-1.
Overall, the pitching has not been that good for this team. They have an ERA of 4.41 which is 19th best in the league.
Offense is the best part of what this team does. They are scoring 4.35 runs per game which is 19th best in baseball.
Detroit has hit 160 home runs which is 20th best in the league.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays are 7-0 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series.
- Rays are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Rays are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. the American League Central.
- Rays are 20-6 in their last 26 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Tigers are 77-61 in their last 238 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Tigers are 6-13 in their last 19 games on grass.
- Tigers are 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games.
- Tigers are 1-5 in their last 6 home games.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction:
I look for the Rays to keep playing in this one. I do not see this club slowing down.
Tampa is a much better team and I feel they will show that. I feel Detroit can keep it close, but I am not confident they will finish the deal.
This has the chance to be a good pitching matchup. I look for Patino to pitch slightly better than Mize.
I like Tampa Bay straight up here.
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