Rays vs Tigers Prediction - MLB Picks 8/6/23

Detroit Tigers (49-61) vs Tampa Bay Rays (67-46)

Game Info: Sunday, August 6, 2023 at 1:40 pm (Comerica Park)

Matt Manning (3-3) (4.53) vs Tyler Glasnow (5-3) (3.15)

Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers +155 / Tampa Bay Rays -208 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Detroit Tigers will host the Tampa Bay Rays for their series finale this Sunday from Comerica Park. Detroit upset Tampa yesterday and won by two, 4-2.

Rays Preview & Projected Starter

Tampa Bay comes in at 67-46 after falling to Detroit. The Rays were slowed down at the plate by the Tigers, but they’ll look to close strong here. The Tampa offense is scoring 5.13 runs per game, while batting .255, with a .327 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.70 ERA, with a 1.18 WHIP. 

Tyler Glasnow (3-3, 3.78 ERA, 33 Ks) will take the mound for Tampa Bay. The eighth-year pitcher capitalized on the light return to action in Kansas City, striking out seven in six full innings to earn his third win of the season. Glasnow’s done well strikeout wise this year, clearing seven Ks in six of nine starts in 2023, but he’s not lasting as long in games this season. 

Rays Player Trends & Props

Yandy Diaz went yard in the game one victory, and he leads Tampa in batting (.317) and hits (109), with 14 home runs and 51 RBI.

Wander Franco brings a five-game hit streak in this contest, and he’s right behind Diaz with 108 hits for the season, to go along with thirteen homers and 49 RBI.

Brandon Lowe has produced a run in six of the last eight games, and he’s up to fourteen home runs and 43 RBI for the season. 

Randy Arozarena snapped a cold streak with a home run in last night’s win, and he leads the Rays in RBI (64), with eighteen homers. 

Isaac Paredes went yard in the game one victory, and he’s leads the team in homers (21), with 63 RBI. 

Tigers Preview & Projected Starter

Detroit moved to 49-61 after falling to San Diego. The Tigers refuse to be a bad organization, and they’ll look to pin win number 50 here. The Detroit offense is scoring 2.72 runs per game, while batting .230, with a .300 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.41 ERA, with a 1.26 WHIP. 

Matt Manning (3-1, 3.72 ERA, 20 Ks) will take the hill for Detroit. The third-year righty returned to action with a solid outing in Kansas City, going 5.2 innings, while holding the Royals to just one run.  Manning has been pretty solid for the Tigers through six starts, and he tossed 6.2 scoreless innings in his lone home appearance against Toronto just before the break.

Tigers Players Trends & Props

Riley Greene provided a two-run shot in game one, and he’s leading the Tigers in batting (.300), with 22 RBI.

Spencer Torkelson leads Detroit in hits (83), home runs (14), and RBI (52). 

Corey’s Free Pick

Tampa toned things down yesterday after flexing in game one, and I believe they leave the Motor City with a victory here. The Rays did anything they wanted to at the plate on Friday, and a similar effort in revenge form would get them home safely. The Over may be in play, but let’s see if Tampa comes out and plays bullyball here. Back the Rays to cover this Sunday.

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

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