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Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays 9/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays are gearing up to engage in MLB action at Tropicana Field this Thursday.  The Detroit Tigers are coming into this game with a 70-76 record on the year following their three consecutive victories this season.  The team is currently third in the American League Central Division. Last Wednesday night, starting pitcher Matt Manning, who is at 4-6, allowed a single run through six frames that consequently steered the Tigers to the home win against the Milwaukee Brewers, ending the game with a final score of 4-1. 

 

Second baseman Jonathan Schoop led the team with a batting average of .278 while hitting a total of 157 and posted an RBI of 77.  Robbie Grossman, left fielder for Detroit, was the leader in home runs, belting 23 overall, while posting an on-base percentage of .357.  In this Thursday’s game, Tyler Alexander, who is at 2-2 with an ERA of 4.09, will be pitching for the Tigers. Alexander struck out 71 batters over 83 plus innings and boasts a 1.27 WHIP. 

 

  • The Detroit Tigers are at 5-1 SU in six of their previous matches
  • Detroit is at 4-8 SU in 12 of their previous matches against the Tampa Bay Rays
  • The total went UNDER in 10 of the Tigers’ 13 previous matches on the road 

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Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 9/16/2021

 

The Tampa Bay Rays, on the other hand, hold a 90-56 record for the season, although the team blew off six of their ten previous matches.  Tampa Bay is in first place in the AL Central Division, leading by eight games ahead of the second-place Toronto Blue Jays. 

 

The Rays hit 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position last Wednesday and 15 were struck out in a defeat against the Toronto Blue Jays at 6-3.  All-Star catcher Mike Zunino hammered his 30th homer this season. 

 

The offensive staff was led by left fielder Randy Arozarena who is batting at an average of .272 and made a total of 130 hits.  Second baseman Brandon Lowe led the team in home runs with 34, while designated hitter Austin Meadows led the team in RBIs with 99, and first baseman Yandy Diaz led in on-base percentage with .354.  Tampa Bay will be sending Dietrich Enns to the mound this Thursday, who is at 1-0 and bears an ERA of 3.38.  The right-hander struck out 19 batters overall through 16 innings of work and allowed zero home runs. 

 

  • The Tampa Bay Rays are at 2-5 SU in seven of their previous matches
  • Tampa Bay is at 11-4 SU in 15 of their previous matches when played at home
  • The total went OVER in four of the Rays’ 5 previous matches against a team from the AL Central Division 

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays.  The MLB pick is the Tampa Bay Rays at -213.  Tampa Bay’s shortstop Wander Franco will be making his comeback this weekend and will resume his activities with the Rays after recovering from his injury.  Through a total of 146 matchups, Detroit is ranked 20th in OPS and 18th in runs.  Meanwhile, Tampa Bay is 10th in OPS and 1st in terms of runs.  Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Rays win at 7-5.

 

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Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays 9/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM EDT

 

Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida

 

Date: September 16, 2021

 

TV: BSSUN

 

MLB Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -213

 

MLB Total Odds: 9

 

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