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

Tampa Bay Rays (12-12) vs Detroit Tigers (13-10)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 6:50 pm (Tropicana Field)

Tyler Alexander (1-0) (4.79) vs Jack Flaherty (0-1) (4.44)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -118 / Detroit Tigers +100 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays do battle Wednesday night in MLB game 3 action at Tropicana Field. Here’s a Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays prediction.

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

The Rays are slight favorites with a -118 ML price and the Tigers are at even many +100. The Tigers have been underdogs to the Rays in every game this series. The over / under is set at 8 runs.

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Injuries

The Tigers will continue to be without second baseman Andy Ibanez and third baseman Gio Urshela. The Rays' pitcher Pete Fairbanks is out indefinitely with an illness, and shortstop Taylor Walls has been moved to the 60-day IL as he deals with hip inflammation. 

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Pitching Matchup

Jack Flaherty gets the ball for the Tigers, and he is 0-1 with a 4.44 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Flaherty and his 30 strikeouts is tied for 16th in MLB this season. This will be Flaherty’s second career game against the Rays. Shawn Armstrong gets the ball for the Rays, and he is 0-1 with a 4.09 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Armstrong is making just his 12th career start, despite this being his 10th MLB season. Armstrong is 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

Tampa Bay Rays Player Prop Facts

  • Isaac Paredes has hit a home run in two of the Rays' last three home games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Isaac Paredes has recorded at least one RBI in three of the Rays' last four night games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Isaac Paredes has recorded at least one total base in each of his last nine home appearances against AL opponents.
  • Isaac Paredes has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine home appearances against AL opponents.
  • Josh Lowe has scored at least one run in seven of his last eight appearances.
  • Amed Rosario has recorded at least one Single in 12 of his last 13 appearances.
  • Jose Caballero ranks T5th in the league in Steals (8) this season.

Detroit Tigers Player Prop Facts

  • Mark Canha has hit a home run in each of the Tigers' last two games as underdogs.
  • Andy Ibanez has recorded at least one total base in each of his last seven appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Kerry Carpenter has recorded at least one RBI in eight of the Tigers' last nine games as underdogs.
  • Andy Ibanez has recorded at least one hit in each of his last seven appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Matt Vierling has scored at least one run in four of his last five road appearances against AL East opponents.
  • Kerry Carpenter has recorded at least one Single in each of his last six road appearances against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jack Flaherty has recorded seven or more strikeouts in three of his last four appearances against AL opponents.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Tampa Bay Rays rank 30th in the league for home runs allowed this season (35).
  • The Tampa Bay Rays rank 28th in the league for walks this season (62).
  • The Detroit Tigers rank 1st in the league for opponent batting average this season (.207).
  • The Detroit Tigers rank T2nd in the league for triples this season (6).

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays prediction

The Rays are the better team on paper and should be getting the benefit of the doubt at home, but it’s the Tigers that are playing the better baseball. The Tigers have a chance to get the sweep, the offense is performing, and Flaherty has done a fine job of missing bats this season. Armstrong is not a starting pitcher despite his lengthy career, and the Rays’ offense just isn’t performing at the moment. The Tigers have to like their chances to complete the sweep with Flaherty on the bump. Flaherty is coming off a 10-strikeout performance against the Twins. Give me the Tigers and the reasonably cheap price.

Randy’s Pick Detroit Tigers +100

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