Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds & Game Analysis | August 5


By Claudio Fortuna | August 5, 2022 10:35 AM

The Tampa Bay Rays visit the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, taking the field at 7:10pm ET on Friday August 5th, 7:10pm ET. The Detroit Tigers are 1.5-run underdogs in the game, and the Over/Under is set at 8 runs.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the Major League Baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Detroit Tigers.

Detroit and Tampa Bay Betting Info

  • The Tigers have lost eight of their last nine games against AL East opponents.
  • Seven of the Tigers’ last eight games have gone UNDER the total runs line.

Tampa Bay Rays Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .239
Team OBP .307
AVG Runs Scored 4.1
Team ERA 3.40
Team WHIP 1.15
Starters ERA 3.42
Starters WHIP 1.13

Key Players for Tampa Bay

  • Corey Kluber: 4.03 ERA, 8.06 K/9, 1.15 WHIP
  • Brooks Raley: 2.62 ERA, 11.80 K/9, 0.96 WHIP
  • Ralph Garza Jr.: 3.34 ERA, 4.37 K/9, 1.54 WHIP
  • Christian Bethancourt: .156 Batting Avg, .182 OBP, .250 SLG, .432 OPS, 3 Runs
  • Yandy Díaz: .283 Batting Avg, .395 OBP, .394 SLG, .789 OPS, 47 Runs
  • Taylor Walls: .171 Batting Avg, .254 OBP, .284 SLG, .538 OPS, 31 Runs
  • Lucas Raley: .200 Batting Avg, .315 OBP, .311 SLG, .626 OPS, 7 Runs
  • Randy Arozarena: .258 Batting Avg, .318 OBP, .421 SLG, .739 OPS, 44 Runs
  • Ji-Man Choi: .259 Batting Avg, .359 OBP, .413 SLG, .772 OPS, 28 Runs
  • Senger Peralta: .250 Batting Avg, .250 OBP, .313 SLG, .563 OPS, 0 Runs
  • Brandon Lowe: .253 Batting Avg, .321 OBP, .466 SLG, .787 OPS, 27 Runs

Detroit Tigers Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .226
Team OBP .284
AVG Runs Scored 3.2
Team ERA 4.04
Team WHIP 1.28
Starters ERA 4.83
Starters WHIP 1.33

Key Players for Detroit

  • Gregory Soto: 2.19 ERA, 9.24 K/9, 1.14 WHIP
  • Garrett Hill: 5.89 ERA, 3.81 K/9, 1.35 WHIP
  • Bryan Garcia: 4.91 ERA, 7.36 K/9, 1.36 WHIP
  • Jonathan Schoop: .205 Batting Avg, .242 OBP, .308 SLG, .550 OPS, 36 Runs
  • Tucker Barnhart: .202 Batting Avg, .265 OBP, .234 SLG, .499 OPS, 8 Runs
  • Ednel Báez: .224 Batting Avg, .268 OBP, .381 SLG, .649 OPS, 38 Runs
  • Jeimer Candelario: .205 Batting Avg, .268 OBP, .360 SLG, .628 OPS, 33 Runs
  • Riley Greene: .237 Batting Avg, .301 OBP, .337 SLG, .638 OPS, 21 Runs
  • Victor Reyes: .271 Batting Avg, .296 OBP, .361 SLG, .657 OPS, 11 Runs
  • Harold Castro: .285 Batting Avg, .315 OBP, .407 SLG, .722 OPS, 24 Runs
  • Jose Cabrera: .268 Batting Avg, .317 OBP, .332 SLG, .649 OPS, 23 Runs
  • Akil Baddoo: .143 Batting Avg, .217 OBP, .190 SLG, .407 OPS, 7 Runs

The Tigers and Rays have met four times this season, with the Tigers winning once and the Rays winning three times. Their most recent matchup on August 4, 2022 ended 6-2 with the Tampa Bay Rays taking the win.

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