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Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays 8/6/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

Tampa Bay Rays (56-49) vs. Detroit Tigers (42-65)
August 6, 2022 6:10 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Tigers +225 / Tampa Bay Rays -275; Over/Under: +7
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The Tampa Bay Rays and Detroit Tigers meet Saturday in MLB action at Comerica Park. The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing 6 of their last 7 games.

The Tampa Bay Rays have scored 14 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 of their last 8 games. The Rays have lost 8 of their last 9 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Randy Arozarena leads the Rays with 100 hits and 49 RBI, while Yandy Diaz and Harold Ramirez have combined for 171 hits and 68 RBI. Shane McClanahan gets the ball, and he is 10-4 with a 2.07 ERA and 158 strikeouts this season. McClanahan is 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.

The Detroit Tigers have scored 6 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 7 of their last 9 games. The Tigers have lost 16 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with 87 hits and 36 RBI, while Javier Baez and Jonathan Schoop have combined for 157 hits and 69 RBI. Garrett Hill gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 5.88 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. This will be Hill’s first career game against the Rays.

The Rays are 38-17 in their last 55 Saturday games and 3-8 in their last 11 road games. The Tigers are 0-4 in their last 4 Saturday games and 6-18 in their last 24 overall. The over is 7-2 in Rays last 9 Saturday games. The under is 7-0-2 in Tigers last 9 overall. The over is 2-0-2 in the last 4 meetings in Detroit.

The Detroit Tigers can’t get out of their own way with an offense that still can’t sore, and I don’t trust their young pitcher in Hill given the small sample size. The Tampa Bay Rays have had issues scoring as well as of late, but they’re starting to pick up as of late, and that confidence has to be building. Not to mention, McClanahan is on the mound here for the Rays, a guy who has allowed 37 hits and 15 earned runs in his last 63.2 innings. Give me the Rays and the RL for max betting value.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Tampa Bay Rays -1.5

Randy Chambers

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