Free MLB Prediction: Rays vs. Tigers
Major League Baseball betting sees the Tampa Bay Rays taking on the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday September 9th at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
Tampa Bay Rays (67-71) at Detroit Tigers (64-74)
Date: September 9th
Time: 7:08 PM
Venue: Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan.
MLB Betting Lines: Tampa Bay Rays -143, Detroit Tigers +133
MLB Betting Total: 9.0
Probable Pitchers: Rays RH Jake Odorizzi (6-8, 3.35 ERA) vs. Tigers LH Kyle Lobstein (3-6, 5.02)
In an ironic spot, the Tigers attempt to play spoiler once again when they finish up their series with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Typically at this point in the season, Detroit would be on their way to clinching a playoff spot. That however, is far from the case. Virtually eliminated, the Tigers will try to ruin the Rays chances with a 3 game sweep.
Rajai Davis completed an epic 13 inning game with a walk off SAC Fly to grab an 8-7 Tigers win.
Davis has been dominant in the series as he has gone 4 for 9 with 3 homers and 5 RBI.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays are slipping up and at the wrong time. With a packed AL Wild Card and a hot Texas Rangers team, Tampa Bay is seeing their playoff hopes slip away.
Currently, the Rays sit 6.5 off the pace following 2 straight losses to the Tigers combined with 2 Texas Rangers’ wins over the Mariners.
Trying to salvage the series, Tampa goes with a pitcher who hasn’t won in 7 straight outings, Jake Odorizzi. The RH is just 6-8 with an ERA of 3.35 on the season.
Odorizzi has been knocked around over his last 11.1 innings as he’s allowed 9 runs total. In 5 of his last 9 starts, he’s allowed 2 runs or less and has pitched atleast 6 innings in 7 of 8.
In two career starts, Odorizzi is 1-1 with an ERA of 2.84.
The Tigers have won 3 out of their last 4 and will attempt to have their say in the AL Wild Card race by completing the 3 game sweep of Tampa Bay. Following tonight, the Tigers will take on Cleveland for 4 as they try to play spoiler and pretty much eliminate them over the weekend.
The Tigers will go with LH Kyle Lobstein, who hasn’t been good this year going 3-6 with an ERA of 5.02.
Lobstein has lost 4 straight, all of which that have came at Comerica Park. In those 19 innings of work during the losing skid, Lobstein has allowed a ridiculous 18 runs.
On the season he is 1-5 at home with an ERA 6.19.
He has never faced the Rays in his career.
MLB Betting Trends:
Rays are 19-8 in their last 27 games vs. a left-handed starter.
Rays are 4-9 in their last 13 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Rays are 2-5 in their last 7 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
Tigers are 2-5 in their last 7 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Tigers are 5-13 in their last 18 overall.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: Over
Two struggling pitchers here that haven’t had much success late. Expect both to struggle here in the series finale.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Tampa Bay 8- Detroit 6
The Rays avoid the sweep and get a much needed victory here to stay in the race.
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