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Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 5/18/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

Detroit Tigers (13-24) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (22-15)
May 18, 2022 1:10 pm EDT
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -200 / Detroit Tigers +175; Over/Under: -6.5
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The Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays meet Wednesday in MLB action at Tropicana Field. The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.

The Detroit Tigers have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or fewer runs in six of their last eight games. The Tigers have lost 10 of their last 12 games when scoring three or fewer runs. Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with 34 hits and 14 RBI, while Austin Meadows and Jeimer Candelario have combined for 53 hits and 23 RBI. Eduardo Rodriguez gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 3.72 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Rodriguez is 2-4 with a 5.21 ERA and 80 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

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The Tampa Bay Rays have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or fewer runs in six of their last nine games. The Rays have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or fewer runs. Wander Franco leads the Rays with 39 hits and 16 RBI, while Randy Arozarena and Manuel Margot have combined for 64 hits and 32 RBI. Drew Rasmussen gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 2.67 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. This will be Rasmussen’s second career game against the Tigers.

The Tigers are 3-10 in their last 13 road games and 4-12 in their last 16 games as an underdog. The Rays are 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games and 57-27 in their last 84 home games. The under is 38-14-2 in Tigers last 54 overall. The under is 4-0-1 in Rays last 5 overall. The Tigers are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in Tampa Bay.

The Tampa Bay Rays should be favored for obvious reasons, as they’re the better team and Drew Rasmussen has been terrific this season. However, the Rays have recent offensive issues, and they’ve been hit or miss over the last two weeks. The Detroit Tigers have scoring issues of their own, but Eduardo Rodriguez has allowed just 31 hits and 16 earned runs in 38.2 innings. Rodriguez has allowed five earned runs in his last 19 innings. There’s some value here with the Tigers in the big underdog role. I’ll take a shot.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Detroit Tigers +175

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.

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