Detroit Tigers Vs Tampa Bay Rays: Betting Odds and Matchup Stats – May 18, 2022

Written By PlayMichigan Staff on May 18, 2022

At Tropicana Field on Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers (13-24) meet the Tampa Bay Rays (22-15), with first pitch at 1:10 PM ET. The Rays will give the start to Drew Rasmussen (3-1), and the Tigers will turn to Eduardo Rodriguez (1-2). Bookmakers have made the Rays a decent moneyline favorite (-200) at home over the Tigers (+170).

Tigers at Rays Game Lines: Moneyline, Spread, Total Runs

Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Runs
Rays -200 +170 7

Tigers at Rays Probable Starting Pitchers

Season Stats
Drew Rasmussen (RHP) Eduardo Rodriguez (LHP)
7 GS 7
3-1 W-L 1-2
2.67 ERA 3.72
4.2 IP/Start 5.2
0.921 WHIP 1.19
7.2 K/9 7.9
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Tigers Five Hottest Batters (Last 10 Games)

Name BA Hits HRs RBI OPS
Miguel Cabrera .353 12 2 5 .949
Willi Castro .367 11 1 3 .894
Jonathan Schoop .243 9 2 3 .714
Jeimer Candelario .212 7 1 4 .651
Spencer Torkelson .130 3 0 1 .390

Tigers Record Splits

 

Home Away Day Night Starting RHP Starting LHP
8-13 5-11 6-13 6-11 9-16 4-8

Tigers vs Rays Recent Results

Rays Tigers
5 – 5 Record 5 – 5
3.5 Runs Per Game 2.6
4 Runs Allowed Per Game 3.3
5-5-0 Record ATS 5-5-0
7.79 K/9 7.58

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Tigers Betting Tips

  • The Tigers are 1-5 in Rodríguez’s six starts this season that they were the moneyline underdog.
  • Detroit was the moneyline underdog for three of its last 10 games, and finished 2-1 in those matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings — all of which had a set run total — the Tigers and their opponents combined to go over the total two times.
  • The Tigers are 8-17 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 32% of those games).
  • Detroit has a record of 1-5 in games it has played as a moneyline underdog with odds of +170 or longer (16.7%).
  • The Tigers have an implied moneyline win probability of 37% in this contest.

Rays Betting Tips

  • Rasmussen has started four games with his team as the moneyline favorite and won each of them.
  • Tampa Bay has been favored in three of its past 10 games and won two of those matchups.
  • In their previous 10 matchups with a total posted by oddsmakers, the Rays and their foes are when it comes to hitting the over.
  • The Rays have been chosen as favorites in 25 games this year and have walked away with the win 16 times (64%) in those games.
  • Tampa Bay has a win-loss record of 3-4 when favored by -200 or better by sportsbooks this year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Rays have a 66.7% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
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