Detroit vs Tampa Bay Baseball Odds Report

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on Thursday,May 19, 2016 10:52, EST in

In Major League Baseball, the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Detroit Tigers in the first of a three game MLB betting lines series on Friday. The Tampa Bay Rays come into the series with a 19-19 record. The Rays swept Toronto to improve to within 5 games of the top of the American League East. For Detroit, they have struggled all season. The Tigers are 19-21, but even at that poor record, are within just 5 games in the American League Central. Matt Andriese will throw for Tampa Bay, and Anibal Sanchez will go for the Tigers.

How To Bet on the Rays vs. Tigers MLB Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Friday, May 20, 7:10 PM ET
Where: Comerica Park in Detroit
TV: FS-Sun, FS-D
Radio: Rays and Tigers
Stream Option: FoxSportsGo
Pitching Matchups: Rays: Matt Andriese (2-0) vs. Tigers: Anibal Sanchez (3-4)
MLB Odds: TBA

Why Bet the Rays

Betting on the Tampa Bay Rays is a good idea right now because of their hot play. The Rays have won three in a row, and scored 31 runs in that series. The Rays have moved from the bottom of the league offensively, to 22nd, with 159 runs. Tampa Bay is batting .235, which is led by Logan Forsythe with a .308 average. The pitching for the Rays has been solid. Tampa Bay has a team earned run average of 3.62, and the starters have thrown 16 quality starts. The Rays leading homerun hitter is Steven Souza. The right fielder has blasted 8 homeruns and drove in 17 runs.

Why Bet the Tigers

Detroit is looking to get back to .500 at home, as they come into this series with an 8-9 record. Detroit is coming off a three game sweep over the Minnesota Twins, where they scored 23 runs. The Twins are awful, but it was nice for Detroit to get healthy. The Tigers are 9th in Major League Baseball with a 179 runs scored on the season, and 8th in batting average, with a .263. Ian Kinsler has heated up for Detroit, with a .319 batting average, 10 homeruns and 24 runs batted in. Nick Castellanos is also having a great season, batting .350 to anchor the way for Detroit.

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My Expert Pick & Prediction

It’s youngster Matt Andriese for the Tampa Bay Rays against Anibal Sanchez for the Detroit Tigers. Andriese has gotten off to a tremendous start, with two wins, and an earned run average of 0.56. Sanchez has a large earned run average, that’s getting close to 6 runs per game. Andriese is at 0.56 on the season. Look for Detroit to figure out the puzzle of Matt Andriese in this game. The bet for this game is the Detroit Tigers at home. Bet the Tigers +133 over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.

The final score prediction:Tigers 6 – Rays 4