Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Tigers vs Rays Pick 07/01/16

The Tampa Bay Rays suffered an embarrassing loss when they allowed 12 batters to the plate and eight runs in the ninth inning in there last action. Tampa Bay has dropped 13 of its last 15 overall. Detroit, which has won three in a row, is 7-3 in the last 10 games.

GAME: Detroit Tigers (41-38) at Tampa Bay Rays (33-45)
DATE/TIME: Friday, July 01 – 7:10 PM EST
WHERE: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
LINE: Detroit -122 TOTAL: 8.5
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, FSN Detroit, FSN Sun (Tampa Bay)

Starting Pitchers:
Tigers RH Michael Fulmer (7-2, 2.40 ERA) vs Rays LH Drew Smyly (2-8, 5.32)

Fulmer has a streak of seven straight starts of allowing fewer than two runs. He has given up just one home run in his last six games, while getting 60 strikeouts in 63 2/3 innings. Smyly is winless in his last seven starts. He has been getting strikeouts (100) in 89 2/3 innings, but has yielded a career-high 19 home runs.

Tigers vs Rays Betting Trends

DETROIT TIGERS
Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Detroit’s last 23 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
TAMPA BAY RAYS
Tampa Bay is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
Tampa Bay is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Tampa Bay’s last 23 games when playing at home against Detroit

Tigers vs Rays Pick

Two teams going in opposite directions. The Tigers are finally living up to the preseason hope of a contender, while the Rays are going the way of a small market team in decline. The Tigers will be able to get to Smyly and should run away with this game.
My bet is 50% on the Tigers money linie at -122 & 50% on the Tigers run line (-1.5) at +155

Detroit vs Tampa Bay Score Prediction
Tigers 7 – Rays 3