Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction MLB Picks 4/23/24

Tampa Bay Rays (12-11) vs Detroit Tigers (12-10)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 6:50 pm (Tropicana Field)

Ryan Pepiot (2-2) (4.37) vs Kenta Maeda (0-1) (7.64)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -145 / Detroit Tigers +133 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction for this MLB game on Tuesday, April 23rd at Tropicana Field. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Tigers recent form and recent player performance 

-The Rays recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Detroit

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Tampa Bay

-Recent betting trends in games played between the Tigers and Rays. 

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Tigers and Rays. 

Solid Win for the Tigers 

The Tigers have confidence heading into this game after they picked up another win on Monday. The Tigers scored seven runs against the Rays and they won by six runs. Mark Canha had a strong game hitting a home run and drive in two RBIs. The Tigers are averaging 3.86 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.82 runs per game. The offense is ranked 22nd while the pitching is ranked 6th. At times the offense has been inconsistent, but the pitching has really picked up the team. They are only allowing opponents to hit .208 which is the best in baseball. Getting the start for the Tigers will be Kenta Maeda who sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 7.64. In his last start against the Rangers, Maeda was lit up going only 2.2 innings giving up seven hits and five earned runs. He gave up three home runs and he’s going to need to be better here. 

Rays Need This Win

The Rays really need this win after they struggled on Monday. The Rays offense only managed a run and they ended up losing by six runs. Zach Littell went six innings and gave up nine hits and five runs. The Rays are averaging 4.04 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.83 runs per game. The offense is ranked 20th in baseball while the defense is ranked 24th. The offense has been too inconsistent and this is a perfect game to try to get the offense on the right track. They are averaging 8.22 hits per game and they need to do a better job of getting hits with runners in scoring position. Getting the start for the Rays will be Ryan Pepiot who sits with a 2-2 record and an ERA of 4.37. In his last start against the Angels, Pelpot went six innings giving up three hits and one run. He had three walks and seven strikeouts in that game. The Rays will take on the White Sox after this series.

Tampa Bay Rays Team Facts

  • The Rays have won 13 of their last 14 night games against American League opponents following a home loss.
  • The Rays have failed to cover the run line in each of their last seven games as home favorites.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Rays' last three games at Tropicana Field.
  • The Rays have trailed after 5 innings in three of their last four games as home favorites against American League opponents.
  • The Rays have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last three home games against AL Central opponents.

Detroit Tigers Team Facts

  • The Tigers have won four of their last five games as road underdogs.
  • The Tigers have covered the run line in each of their last six games as road underdogs against American League opponents.
  • The Tigers have led after 5 innings in three of their last four games as underdogs against American League opponents.
  • The Tigers have won the first inning in each of their last three games as road underdogs against AL East opponents.
  • The Tigers have led after 3 innings in three of their last four games as underdogs against American League opponents.

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction

The Rays are going to have no issue getting the job done here. The Tigers send Maeda to the bump and he’s been awful so far this season. In his last start, Maeda gave up five earned runs and he’s going to struggle here. The Rays are going to do a better job of hitting with runners in scoring position here. Pepiot looked dominant in the last start and he’s going to be strong again here. The Tigers' offense has been an issue scoring all season, and that will be the difference here as Tampa Bay will get the job done. Back the Rays on the run line to cash here. 

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

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