July 28, 2015 at 1:17 PM #55902
Qbin Missile CrisisKeymaster
MLB: Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Major League Baseball betting sees the Detroit Tigers taking on the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday July 28 at Tropicana Field in Tampa, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long.
Both of these teams look like sellers right now but you never know. A couple of wins and suddenly teams think they are back in it.
Detroit Tigers (48-51) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (50-51)
Tuesday July 28
Tropicana Field – Tampa, FL
MLB Betting Lines: Detroit -109, Tampa Bay +101
MLB Betting Total: 6.5
DET: David Price (L)
TB: Jake Odorizzi
The Tigers lost their series opener to continue their current struggles. They are still without the injured Miguel Cabrera and if you are paying attention they may be losing some players permanently before the trade deadline. When healthy this is one of the better hitting teams in the Majors – 4th in runs – but the pitching has been terrible. This team just looks dead in the water right now, perhaps the run of playoff performances is coming to an end – four straight including a trip to the World Series ain’t all bad.
Before you read this David Price could easily be traded, if so I apologize. Where he might go is anybody’s guess but you don’t have to guess about how good this guy is. He is one of the most consistent hurlers in all of baseball and this year he is enjoying his best season ever. The perfect time to cash in with a big payday. Strangely he has been more hittable at home, but it is all relative.
The Rays currently sit a game under .500 and in fourth place in the AL East, exactly where I thought they would be at this time of year. That is their level and with 61 games to play I don’t expect them to go on any sort of run. This team is last in the Majors in runs scored and as good as their pitching is, it isn’t that good. Top hitter Evan Longoria is not having a good season and you have to wonder if he saw Troy Tulowitzki get dealt and is thinking maybe it is time for me to exit too.
Jake Odorizzi is one of the reasons the Rays have been able to stay competitive this season. Though his numbers have faded a little lately if he can keep up the pace he will have his best season yet in the Majors. When he is locked in he can be as dominant as his teammate Chris Archer but when he is not, it isn’t pretty. It seems like he is still struggling with how to win when he doesn’t have his best stuff.
MLB Betting Trends:
- Over is 15-4 in DET last 19 road games.
- Over is 10-4 in DET last 14 games as a favorite.
- DET are 4-9 in their last 13 overall.
- Under is 7-0-2 in TB last 9 on astroturf.
- Under is 8-1-3 in TB last 12 overall.
- Over is 7-1-2 in TB last 10 Tue. games.
MLB Betting Prediction: Detroit -109
MLB Score Prediction: Detroit 4 – Tampa Bay 2
Price should be more than able to keep his old mates at bay Tuesday night. Just maybe make sure your action is tied to the specific pitchers just in case there is player movement during the day.
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