MLB Preview: Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays

by Dirty on July 26, 2010

Tampa Bay Rays MLB Betting The Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Tropicana Field.

Max Scherzer will be the starting pitcher for the Tigers on this day. Righthander Scherzer is 7-7 this season with a 4.43 ERA.

The Rays will counter Scherzer with Matt Garza. Righthander Garza has a 4.39 ERA to go along with a 10-5 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 165-moneyline favorites versus the Tigers, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Ryan Raburn drove in three runs to help the Tigers rally for a 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday, as -118 favorites. That game’s 11 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (9.5) set by sportsbooks.

Phil Coke improved to 6-1 with the win in relief, and Jose Valverde secured the game with his 21st save for the Tigers.

Reid Brignac launched a three-run homer to lead the Rays to a 4-2 victory over the Indians on Sunday, as -145 favorites. That game’s six runs went UNDER the posted over/under (9) set by sportsbooks.

Wade Davis scattered seven hits and two runs over 6 1-3 innings to earn the win, while Rafael Soriano closed out the ninth for his 26th save.

Current streak:
Tampa Bay has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 51-46 SU
Tampa Bay: 59-38 SU

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 8-2
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
Detroit is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Tampa Bay is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games when playing Detroit
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Detroit, Tuesday, July 27

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