Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers - 8/5/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers - 8/5/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers (42-65) vs Tampa Bay Rays (56-49)

Game Info: Friday, August 5, 2022 at 7:10 pm (Comerica Park)

Bryan Garcia (0-0) (4.91) vs Corey Kluber (7-6) (4.03)

Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers +170 / Tampa Bay Rays -205 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays will play the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of their series at Comerica Park on Friday night.

The Tampa Bay Rays are 56-49 this season and have won two games in a row. Tampa Bay won Game 1 of this series by a score of 6-2 on Thursday night. The Tampa Bay pitching staff has a 3.40 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a .233 opponent batting average this season. The Rays offense has scored 430 runs with a .239 batting average and a .307 on base percentage. Randy Arozarena is batting .258 with 12 home runs and 49 RBI’s for the Rays this season. The projected starter for Tampa Bay is Corey Kluber, who is 7-6 with a 4.03 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP over 105 innings pitched this season.

The Detroit Tigers are 42-65 this season and have lost five of their last six games. Prior to losing Game 1 of this series, Detroit lost two out of the three games played in their series against Minnesota. The Detroit pitching staff has a 4.04 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a .245 opponent batting average. The Tigers offense has scored 342 runs with a .226 batting average and a .284 on base percentage this year. Javier Baez is batting .224 with 10 home runs and 41 RBI’s for the Tigers this season. The projected starter for Detroit is Bryan Garcia, who is 0-0 with a 4.91 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP over 3.2 innings pitched this season.

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Tampa Bay is 4-8 in their last 12 games and 2-5 in their last 7 road games. The over is 12-4 in Tampa Bay’s last 16 game two’s of a series. Detroit is 19-45 in their last 64 Friday games and 1-5 in their last 6 games. The over is 6-1-1 in Detroit’s last 8 home games.

Tampa Bay was able to win Game 1 of this series on Thursday night, with the Tigers offense letting them down once again this season. The Detroit offense has scored 342 runs this season, which dead last in all of baseball. Detroit is starting Bryan Garcia in this game, lasted 3.2 innings against Toronto in his first start a few days ago. I am taking Tampa Bay to win this game by a couple of runs.

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