Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Today's Odds
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Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Match Preview
The Tampa Bay Rays look to get their bats in gear again and snap a 17-inning scoring drought when they host the major league-worst Detroit Tigers in the second of a three-game series Saturday night. The Rays were blanked in the final eight innings of a loss at San Diego on Wednesday afternoon before managing just five hits and leaving the tying runs on base in the final frame of Friday’s 2-0 loss.
Matt Duffy had three of the hits in the series opener and is 9-for-23 over his past six contests to raise his batting average to .290 for Tampa Bay, which had won five in a row before the drought and owns a slight lead in the race for the second wild card in the American League. Veteran Jordan Zimmermann will try to keep the Rays’ bats in deep freeze when he makes his 16th start of the season Saturday and Tampa Bay’s Ryan Yarbrough hopes to match perhaps the best outing of his career last time out as he starts for the seventh time in 2019. The Tigers are headed toward a third straight losing season, but have been a bit of a pest lately with five victories in the last 10 games after recording their third shutout of the campaign Friday. Rookie outfielder Travis Demeritte had a pair of hits and scored a run in the series opener for Detroit as he improved to 13-for-35 in his last 10 contests.
The Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Tropicana Field.
The Tigers will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Jordan Zimmermann in this game. Zimmermann has a 1-8 record and a 7.13 ERA this season.
Meanwhile, it'll be Ryan Yarbrough who starts for the Rays. Left hander Yarbrough is 11-3 with a 3.56 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers opened the Rays as -280-moneyline favorites versus the Tigers, while the game's total opened at 8.5.
The Rays were a 2-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at 290 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors.
The Tigers were a 2-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at 290 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers
Pitching Matchup: Tigers RH Jordan Zimmermann (1-8, 7.13 ERA) vs. Rays LH Ryan Yarbrough (11-3, 3.56)
Zimmermann (neck strain) is expected to come off the injured list and make his first start since Aug. 4 when he allowed four runs over six innings in a no-decision at Texas. The 33-year-old Wisconsin native snapped a 17-game winless streak in his previous start when he limited the Los Angeles Angels to two runs on four hits across 5 1/3 frames. Kevin Kiermaier is 6-for-11 with a homer versus Zimmermann, who is 1-2 with a 3.95 ERA in seven career games against the Rays.
Yarbrough came up one out short of his first career shutout last Sunday at Seattle, allowing three hits and striking out eight with no walks while throwing 99 pitches. The 27-year-old Old Dominion product is unbeaten in his last 10 trips to the mound, permitting 11 total runs over 50 1/3 innings with a 6-0 record. Yarbrough, who is just 2-2 with a 5.36 ERA at Tropicana Field this year, is 3-2 with a 3.16 ERA over six starts in 2019 and has thrown three scoreless innings in his career versus Detroit.
|Jordan Zimmermann (R)
Ryan Yarbrough (L)
|Jordan Zimmermann (R)
Ryan Yarbrough (L)
Detroit Tigers Betting Odds Trends
|Team record: 37-82 SU|
|Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games|
|Detroit is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games|
|Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road|
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends
|Team record: 71-52 SU|
|Tampa Bay is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games|
|Tampa Bay is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 12 of Tampa Bay's last 17 games|
Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers Stats
|Team||record||money||vs LHP||vs RHP||Fave||Dog||O/U||Diff|
Last 5 Games
|Aug 16, 2019||TB||2-0||W||290||7.50||Daniel Norris||3||Charlie Morton||A|
|Aug 15, 2019||SEA||2-7||L||-107||9||Spencer Turnbull||5||Matt Wisler||H|
|Aug 14, 2019||SEA||3-2||W||147||10||Edwin Jackson||5||Marco Gonzales||H|
|Aug 13, 2019||SEA||6-11||L||-160||9||Matthew Boyd||5.1||Yusei Kikuchi||H|
|Aug 11, 2019||KC||2-10||L||117||8.50||Daniel Norris||3||Jakob Junis||H|
Tampa Bay Rays
|Aug 16, 2019||DET||0-2||L||-320||7.50||Charlie Morton||7||Daniel Norris||H|
|Aug 14, 2019||SD||2-7||L||107||8.50||Jalen Beeks||5||Cal Quantrill||A|
|Aug 13, 2019||SD||7-5||W||-120||8||Brendan McKay||4||Eric Lauer||A|
|Aug 12, 2019||SD||10-4||W||110||8||Diego Castillo||1||Joey Lucchesi||A|
|Aug 11, 2019||SEA||1-0||W||-177||8.50||Ryan Yarbrough||8.2||Sam Tuivailala||A|
Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers Betting Fantasy Props Full List
|Detroit Tigers||+1.5 (+130)||+255||O 8.5 (-110)|
|Tampa Bay Rays||-1.5 (-150)||-310||U 8.5 (-110)|
|Detroit Tigers||+0.5 (+155)||+215||O 5.0 (-110)|
|Tampa Bay Rays||-0.5 (-190)||-275||U 5.0 (-120)|
|Detroit Tigers||+0.5 (-290)||+145||–|
|Tampa Bay Rays||-0.5 (+210)||-190||–|
Run in 1st Inning
- Detroit Tigers-1.5 (+400)
- Tampa Bay Rays+1.5 (-650)
- Detroit Tigers+2.5 (-135)
- Tampa Bay Rays-2.5 (+105)
- Detroit Tigers-2.5 (+575)
- Tampa Bay Rays+2.5 (-1100)
- Detroit Tigers-3.5 (+725)
- Tampa Bay Rays+3.5 (-1800)
- Detroit Tigers+3.5 (-210)
- Tampa Bay Rays-3.5 (+155)
- Detroit Tigers+4.5 (-325)
- Tampa Bay Rays-4.5 (+230)