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Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 6/5/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers
Date & Time Wednesday June 5, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Comerica Park
Detroit, Michigan
The Line
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -182 / Detroit Tigers +160 -- Over/Under: 8.5
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The Tampa Bay Rays and Detroit Tigers meet Wednesday in MLB action at Comerica Park.

The Tampa Bay Rays could use a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Rays have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 61 hits and 25 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Austin Meadows have combined for 114 hits and 64 RBI. Charlie Morton gets the ball, and he is 6-0 with a 2.54 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. Morton is 0-1 with a 4.15 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.

The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Tigers have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Detroit Tigers have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Nicholas Castellanos leads the Tigers with 58 hits and 21 RBI while Miguel Cabrera and Niko Goodrum have combined for 104 hits and 45 RBI. Spencer Turnbull gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 2.84 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. This will be Turnbull’s first career game against the Rays.

The Rays are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series, 6-1 in Morton's last 7 road starts and 5-2 in Morton's last 7 starts. The Tigers are 16-36 in their last 52 during game 2 of a series, 5-16 in their last 21 home games and 1-4 in Turnbull's last 5 home starts. The Rays are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 7-3 in Turnbull's last 10 starts overall. The under is 5-2 in Morton's last 7 starts overall.

The Tampa Bay Rays are too good of a team to let this losing streak continue for much longer, and Morton has allowed three or less earned runs in nine of his last 10 starts. On the season through 67.1 innings, Morton is allowing a .195 batting average. Turnbull has been solid throughout the year for the Tigers, but he's been tagged a bit lately in his last four starts, which includes eight earned runs in his last 18 innings. I'll back the Rays here behind the more consistent pitcher and a team that's too balanced to let this streak drag out. 

Tampa Bay Rays -182

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