Verlander and Price Square off in a Pitchers Duel as the Rays Host the Tigers

by Dirty on June 29, 2012

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

The Tigers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Justin Verlander in this game. Verlander has a 8-4 record and a 2.52 ERA this season.

It’ll be David Price toeing the rubber for the Rays in this contest. Lefthander Price is 10-4 with a 2.95 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 125-moneyline favorites versus the Rays, while the game’s total is sitting at 6½.

The Tigers were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at +110 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Tampa Bay has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 37-39 SU
Tampa Bay: 40-36 SU

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

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit’s last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
Detroit is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Detroit, Saturday, June 30

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