Tigers vs Rays Prediction - MLB PIcks 4/2/23

Tampa Bay Rays (1-0) vs Detroit Tigers (0-1)

Game Info: Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 1:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

Jeffrey Springs (0-0) (0.00) vs Joey Wentz (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -227 / Detroit Tigers +175 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays face off on Sunday in an MLB showdown at Tropicana Field. The Rays have won the first two games of the series. 

Tigers Betting Preview

If the first two games of the season are any indication, this could be a very long season for the Tigers. On Saturday the Tigrs finally got their first two runs of the season, but the pitching was awful giving up 12 runs. Miguel Cabrera was the otp player finishing with one hit, one walk, one RBI. Getting the start for the Tigers will be Joey Wentz who will be having his first full season with the Tigers. Last season he finished with a 2-2 record and an ERA of 3.03 in seven appearances. 

Rays Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Rays who looked impressive with their offense on Saturday. Yandy Diaz had a strong game finishing with three hits, three runs, and three RBIs. Wander Franco also had a strong game finishing with three hits, one run and three RBIs. Getting the start for the Rays will be Jeffrey Springs who is entering the third season with the team. Last season he finished with a 9-5 record and an ERA of 2.46. 

Tigers vs Rays Trends

The Rays are 5-0 in Spring’s last five home starts. The under is 5-0 in the Rays last five games against the American League Central. The under is 4-0 in Wentz’s last four games overall. The under is 4-0 in Rays last 4 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. The under is 4-0 in Tigers last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Tigers offense has been awful to start to the season, and it’s not going to get any better going against Springs who finished last season with an ERA of 2.46. Look for the Rays to score five or six runs here, and the Tigers are going to struggle to get even a run. Back the Rays to secure the victory on the run line. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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