Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays 5-18-22

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays 5/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays 5/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Detroit Tigers will meet with the Tampa Bay Rays in MLB action in Tropicana Field, FL, on Tuesday, May 18, 2022, at 1:10 PM ET. Over the first month of the year, Detroit appeared to be in contention for the worst club in baseball, going 9-23 in 32 matches.

 

The Tigers suddenly went hot, beginning with a weekend three-game sweep of Baltimore. With a 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay on Monday night, they added to their momentum. With two outs in the ninth inning, Harold Castro blasted his first home run of the year.

 

The Tigers never won more than two matches in a row until this four-game winning run. They moved up to second place in the American League Central, just ahead of Kansas City.

 

The Tigers struggled offensively this season, ranking 25th in team batting average (.224). Miguel Cabrera, the veteran first baseman, tops the club with 34 hits and 14 RBIs while hitting.296.

 

Austin Meadows leads the team with 27 hits, while third baseman Jeimer Candelario boasts 25. They’ll be up against a Tampa Bay pitching rotation that ranks 12th in the MLB with a 3.61 ERA. Eduardo Rodriguez, a left-handed pitcher, will start on the mound for Detroit on Wednesday.

 

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 matches.
  • The Detroit Tigers are 4-1 SU in their previous 5 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Detroit’s last 7 matches on the road.

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Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 5/18/2022

 

Tampa Bay had a good start to the season, but its inconsistency will be a disappointment. The Rays gained six consecutive matches earlier this month but dropped five of their last eight coming into Tuesday’s contest.

 

Following Monday’s 3-2 loss, they now lost two of their previous three games. Tampa Bay trailed 2-0 in the fourth inning before tying the match with runs in the sixth and eighth innings. The Rays were unable to take the lead, though, and were defeated by a single homer in the ninth inning.

 

They are currently rated No. 17 in the MLB in terms of team batting average (.234). Wander Franco, the squad’s shortstop, tops the team with 39 hits and a.279 average.

 

Manuel Margot leads the team with 32 hits, while Randy Arozarena leads with 31. Brandon Lowe, the squad’s second baseman, leads the team with five home runs. They’ll go up against a Detroit pitching rotation that has a 3.38 team ERA, which ranks eighth in the majors.

 

Drew Rasmussen, a right-handed pitcher, will start for Tampa Bay on Wednesday afternoon.

 

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s previous 6 matches.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays are 10-5 SU in their last 15 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 matches against Detroit.

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays. The MLB pick for this game is the Detroit Tigers. This is a scenario that is extremely similar to Monday’s game, in which I chose Detroit to win at odds of more than 2-1.

 

For the same reasons, I believe there is plenty of value with the Tigers on Wednesday afternoon. There isn’t much of a difference between both starting pitchers, which instantly adds value to the huge underdog.

 

On Monday, Detroit extended its unbeaten run to four games, continuing to produce its best baseball of the season.

 

Because Tampa Bay’s offense is below-average, the quality of this pitching matchup has me taking the Tigers run line—which has even more value because they are on the road and have just eight innings to cover the spread. The Detroit Tigers will win to a predicted score of 4-3.

 

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MLB Starting Time: 1:10 PM (EDT)

 

Location: Tropicana Field, FL

 

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2022

 

TV: MLBN

 

MLB Odds: Detroit Tigers -171

 

MLB Totals: 7.5

 

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