Tampa Bay Rays vs. Detroit Tigers: Best Odds and Preview for September 11, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | September 10, 2021, 11:46 pm

The Tampa Bay Rays (88-53) visit the Detroit Tigers (67-75) on Saturday at 6:10 PM ET. The Rays are moneyline favorites (-155) against the underdog Tigers (+135).

Tampa Bay’s Luis Patino gets the start against Detroit’s Casey Mize.

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 come away with 59 wins in the 92 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season.
  • Contests with Tampa Bay have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 76 of 139 chances this season.
  • The Rays lead MLB with 761 runs scored this season.
  • Tampa Bay has played as the favorite in eight of its past 10 games and has gone 3-5 in those contests.
  • When it comes to the over/under, the Rays and their foes are 6-4 in their previous 10 contests.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Patino makes the start for the Rays, his 13th of the season. He is 4-3 with a 4.65 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 60 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent outing on Sunday against the Twins, the right-hander threw 2 2/3 innings, giving up four earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • Patiño’s team has a 6-6 record in his starts this season.
  • Patiño has had 12 starts with a set total this season, and the teams combined go over the total in six of those matchups.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
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
Brandon Lowe 132 .236 .333 .501 33 82 110
Jordan Luplow 17 .255 .340 .489 3 6 12
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Tigers Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Tigers have won 45.4% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (54-65).
  • In the 142 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Detroit, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 62 times (62-75-5).
  • The Tigers have the No. 18 offense in baseball scoring 4.4 runs per game (623 total runs).
  • Detroit was the moneyline underdog for nine of its last 10 games, and finished 5-4 in those matchups.
  • In their last 10 matchups (all 10 of them had set totals), the Tigers and their opponents combined to hit the over seven times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Mize (7-7) takes the mound first for the Tigers in his 27th start of the season. He has a 3.51 ERA in 138 1/3 innings pitched, with 106 strikeouts.
  • In his last appearance on Sunday against the Reds, the right-hander went three scoreless innings without surrendering a hit.
  • Mize’s team is 15-11 in his 26 starts.
  • Mize has started 26 games with a total set by bookmakers this season. The teams have combined to go over the run total in seven of them.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Dustin Garneau 9 .258 .281 .645 3 5 8
Jeimer Candelario 132 .276 .351 .441 12 58 137
Akil Baddoo 100 .261 .328 .461 12 49 91
Robbie Grossman 136 .242 .354 .429 22 63 119
Eric Haase 82 .235 .289 .491 21 55 69

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