Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers Betting Odds & Game Analysis | May 16


By Ed Winchester | May 16, 2022 9:53 AM

The Detroit Tigers visit the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, taking the field at 6:40pm ET on Monday May 16th, 6:40pm ET. The Detroit Tigers are 1.5-run underdogs in the game, and the Over/Under is set at 7.5 runs.

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

Tampa Bay and Detroit Betting Info

  • Eight of the Tigers’ last nine road games against AL East opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The Rays have won each of their last 14 Monday games against AL Central opponents.

Detroit Tigers Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .225
Team OBP .292
AVG Runs Scored 2.9
Team ERA 3.42
Team WHIP 1.18
Starters ERA 4.00
Starters WHIP 1.25

Key Players for Detroit

  • Michael Fulmer: 2.70 ERA, 6.75 K/9, 1.05 WHIP
  • Gregory Soto: 3.48 ERA, 8.71 K/9, 1.65 WHIP
  • Eduardo Rodriguez: 3.72 ERA, 7.91 K/9, 1.19 WHIP
  • Jonathan Schoop: .159 Batting Avg, .203 OBP, .238 SLG, .441 OPS, 9 Runs
  • Tucker Barnhart: .284 Batting Avg, .329 OBP, .324 SLG, .653 OPS, 3 Runs
  • Ednel Báez: .216 Batting Avg, .252 OBP, .333 SLG, .585 OPS, 8 Runs
  • Jeimer Candelario: .200 Batting Avg, .256 OBP, .317 SLG, .573 OPS, 13 Runs
  • Willi Castro: .340 Batting Avg, .385 OBP, .468 SLG, .853 OPS, 6 Runs
  • Jose Cabrera: .297 Batting Avg, .344 OBP, .423 SLG, .767 OPS, 11 Runs
  • Derek Hill: .222 Batting Avg, .250 OBP, .267 SLG, .517 OPS, 5 Runs
  • Spencer Torkelson: .153 Batting Avg, .278 OBP, .255 SLG, .533 OPS, 7 Runs
  • Robert Grossman: .210 Batting Avg, .336 OBP, .248 SLG, .584 OPS, 10 Runs

Tampa Bay Rays Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .234
Team OBP .301
AVG Runs Scored 4.2
Team ERA 3.63
Team WHIP 1.12
Starters ERA 3.75
Starters WHIP 1.14

Key Players for Tampa Bay

  • Shane McClanahan: 2.52 ERA, 13.28 K/9, 0.92 WHIP
  • Jonathon Feyereisen: 0.00 ERA, 8.83 K/9, 0.40 WHIP
  • Andrew Kittredge: 2.65 ERA, 6.89 K/9, 0.76 WHIP
  • Taylor Walls: .181 Batting Avg, .299 OBP, .277 SLG, .576 OPS, 9 Runs
  • Michael Zunino: .153 Batting Avg, .205 OBP, .306 SLG, .511 OPS, 5 Runs
  • Wander Samuel Franco: .285 Batting Avg, .308 OBP, .453 SLG, .761 OPS, 21 Runs
  • Randy Arozarena: .227 Batting Avg, .271 OBP, .341 SLG, .612 OPS, 14 Runs
  • Brett Phillips: .145 Batting Avg, .221 OBP, .242 SLG, .463 OPS, 4 Runs
  • Ji-Man Choi: .262 Batting Avg, .375 OBP, .426 SLG, .801 OPS, 7 Runs
  • Kevin Kiermaier: .181 Batting Avg, .236 OBP, .337 SLG, .573 OPS, 11 Runs
  • Brandon Lowe: .212 Batting Avg, .293 OBP, .415 SLG, .708 OPS, 20 Runs
  • Harold Ramirez: .286 Batting Avg, .346 OBP, .343 SLG, .689 OPS, 9 Runs

The Rays and Tigers haven’t met since last season on September 19, 2021, where the Detroit Tigers won by a score of 2-0.

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