Tampa Bay Rays vs. Detroit Tigers: Best Odds and Preview for September 10, 2021

By BestOdds Analyst | September 9, 2021, 3:47 pm

Robbie Grossman leads the Detroit Tigers (66-75) into a matchup against the Tampa Bay Rays (88-52) following his four-hit outing in a 5-1 win over the Pirates. The Rays are favorites (-145) for this game against the underdog Tigers (+125), which begins at 7:10 PM ET on Friday.

Michael Wacha starts for Tampa Bay, and Matthew Boyd is Detroit’s pick to start.

Best Odds for Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and Detroit Tigers.

Rays Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Rays have won in 59, or 64.8%, of the 91 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year.
  • Tampa Bay and their opponents have hit the over in 75 of their 138 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • No team has scored more than the 757 runs the Rays have this season.
  • Tampa Bay has been favored in eight of its past 10 games and won four of those matchups.
  • In their previous 10 games with a total, the Rays and their opponents have combined to clear the over/under on five occasions.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Wacha makes the start for the Rays, his 20th of the season. He is 3-4 with a 5.54 ERA and 98 strikeouts through 100 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander’s most recent time out was on Friday against the Twins, when he threw six innings, surrendering two earned runs while allowing three hits.
  • Wacha’s team has a 12-7 record in his 19 starts.
  • Wacha’s starts with a set total this season have gone over the run total in 10 of 18 games.

Key Players

Josh Lowe 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 0 0 1
Nelson Cruz 85 .294 .359 .537 19 50 87
Mike Zunino 92 .208 .300 .559 29 55 60
Jordan Luplow 16 .250 .340 .500 3 6 11
Brandon Lowe 131 .238 .334 .505 33 82 110
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Tigers Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Tigers have won 53 of the 118 games they were the underdog on the moneyline this season (44.9%).
  • Detroit has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 61 times this season for a 61-75-5 record against the over/under.
  • The Tigers have the No. 18 offense in baseball scoring 4.3 runs per game (613 total runs).
  • Detroit was the moneyline underdog for nine of its last 10 games, and went 4-5 in those matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings, the Tigers and their opponents combined to go over the run total six times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Boyd (3-8 with a 3.89 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 78 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Tigers, his 16th of the season.
  • His last time out was on Saturday against the Reds, when the left-hander threw four innings, surrendering five earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • Over Boyd’s 15 starts, his team is 6-9.
  • Boyd has had 15 starts with a set total this season, and the teams combined to hit the over in seven of those games.

Key Players

Dustin Garneau 9 .258 .281 .645 3 5 8
Jeimer Candelario 131 .276 .352 .440 12 56 136
Robbie Grossman 135 .244 .356 .432 22 63 119
Akil Baddoo 99 .258 .325 .455 12 49 89
Eric Haase 81 .234 .287 .483 20 54 68

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