MLB Prop Bets: Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers – August 5, 2022

MLB Prop Bets: Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers - August 5, 2022
2022-08-05 19:10:00 EDT

The Tampa Bay Rays (56-49) face the Detroit Tigers (42-65) at Comerica Park on Friday at 7:10pm (ET). Let’s take a look at the MLB Prop Bets for the matchup. Corey Kluber is the probable pitcher for the Rays, while the Tigers’ probable pitcher remains unclear.

  • The Rays have a 49-50-6 O/U record this season (meaning 49 games have gone over the total runs line, 50 have gone under and six have resulted in a push). The Tigers have a 39-62-6 O/U record.

Scoring Insights

  • The Rays are averaging 4.1 runs per game this season (22nd in the league). Comparatively, the Tigers are averaging 3.2 (30th).
  • In the field, the Rays are allowing only 3.9 runs per game this season (6th in the league), while the Tigers are allowing an average of 4.4 runs (19th).

Let’s take a look at how these teams perform in some other key statistical areas.

Batting Insights:

Batting Average

  • Looking at their batting averages this season, the Rays are at .239 (ranking 20th in the Major leagues), while the Tigers are batting .226 (27th).

Home Runs

  • In terms of total home runs this season, the Tigers have hit 63 (30th in the Major Leagues). Meanwhile, the Rays have managed 95 (24th).

Runs Batted In

  • Finally, looking at their runs batted in, the Rays have recorded 407 RBIs to rank 22nd in the MLB this season. Comparatively, the Tigers have recorded 327 RBIs to rank 30th.

Pitching Insights:

Earned Run Average

  • The Tigers have an earned run average of 4.04 this season (20th in the Majors), while The Rays have an ERA of 3.40 (4th).


  • Turning our attention to total strikeouts, the Rays have recorded 900 this season, ranking 13th in the MLB. Meanwhile, the Tigers rank 26th for total strikeouts, recording 781.

Opponent Batting Average

  • Opponents are batting an average of .245 against the Tigers this season (18th in the Major Leagues). Comparatively, the Rays’ opponents are at .233 (6th).

First Innings Moneyline

  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Rays 27-22-56 15-12-27 12-10-29 19-14-37 8-8-19 0-0-0 3-3-4
  • Tigers 16-34-57 13-16-23 3-18-33 3-7-10 13-27-47 0-0-1 1-1-8

Lead After Three Innings

  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Rays 38-28-39 22-13-19 16-15-20 28-19-23 10-9-16 0-0-0 3-3-4
  • Tigers 29-51-27 19-22-11 10-29-15 6-11-3 23-40-24 0-0-1 2-5-3


  • The NRFI is 55-50 in Rays games this season. The Tigers have a 53-54 NRFI record.

Last Time They Met

The Rays recorded a 6-2 victory over the Tigers at Comerica Park yesterday. Brandon Lowe dominated at the plate in that matchup, notching 1 home run, 2 singles and 3 RBIs. The Rays have now won three straight against the Tigers.

Robert Steele's Free Pick:

Robert Steele

I'm not a fan of being called a "quants" (quantitative analyst) or "math wizard" but it's the truth. I'm a numbers guy. I love to crunch the data, make sense of it, and turn it into a winning bet.
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