The Tampa Bay Rays and the Detroit Tigers will meet tonight at Tropicana Field. All MLB odds and trends can be found by visiting Just Bet sportsbook.
The Rays have now lost four games in a row after a loss yesterday and are actually in fourth place in the division. James Shields let up 14 hits, but just four runs in the loss yesterday. Tonight the Rays will look to ace David Price who is having another all-star season. He’s pitching to a 2.95 ERA and has allowed just 88 hits in 97 innings of work.
The Tigers have struggled a lot this season including on a recent road trip, but had enough to win the game yesterday versus the Rays. They only were able to muster five runs while blasting out 15 hits. Tonight they will start Justin Verlander who has won his last three starts. Verlander is arguably the best pitcher in baseball and has only allowed 86 hits in 117 innings of work this season so far.
Tampa Bay is 2-7 in their last nine games overall, 2-8 in their last 10 game two of a series, and 4-1 in Price’s last five starts. Detroit is 3-6 in their last nine games against the A.L. East, 1-7 in their last eight road games against a left handed starter, and 19-7 in Verlander’s last 26 road starts. Detroit is 102 in the last 12 meetings of these two.
This is going to be a classic pitching battle. Take the Under for total runs scored in this game at sports books.