Rays vs. Tigers - 7/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (48-50) at Tampa Bay Rays (49-51)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
D Price (9-3) (2.44) vs. J Odorizzi (5-6) (2.85)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays +103 / Detroit Tigers -113 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, SUN
The Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays play game two Tuesday night.
The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Tigers have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Tigers have won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Yoenis Cespedes leads Detroit with 112 hits and 57 RBI while J.D. Martinez and Ian Kinsler have combined for 106 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have lost six of their last eight road games. David Price gets the ball, and he’s 9-3 with a 2.31 ERA and 134 strikeouts this season. This will be Price’s second career game against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Rays have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Rays have lost five of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Logan Forsythe leads Tampa Bay with 97 hits and 42 RBI while Evan Longoria and Asdrubal Cabrera have combined for 65 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have split their last 10 home games. Jake Odorizzi takes the hill, and he’s 5-6 with a 2.85 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. This will be Odorizzi’s second career game against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 15-5 in Prices last 20 starts. The Rays are 11-5 in their last 16 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Odorizzis last 5 starts as an underdog. The under is 18-7-2 in the last 27 meetings in Tampa Bay.
Price gives the Tigers a big advantage in this game, espescially when he was teammates with majority of this Tampa Bay roster, so he has an idea of how to pitch to him. As if Price needed an extra advantage. The Tigers and the small chalk is the easy pick here.