Rays Vs Tigers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 4, 2022

Written By Staff on August 3, 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays (55-49) and Detroit Tigers (42-64) meet on Thursday to start a four-game series, with the first pitch at 7:10 PM ET at Comerica Park. Tampa Bay’s (-179 to win) Jeffrey Springs starts against Detroit’s (+151) Drew Hutchison.

The insights in this article reference odds valid as of August 4, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

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Rays vs Tigers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Springs (TB) Pitcher Hutchison (DET)
3 – 3 W/L 1 – 4
73.1 IP 49.2
2.82 ERA 4.53
1.118 WHIP 1.389
9.5 K/9 5.8
2 BB/9 4.3

Rays Probable Starter Jeffrey Springs

  • Springs gets the start for the Rays, his 13th of the season. He is 3-3 with a 2.82 ERA and 77 strikeouts through 73 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent outing on Friday against the Cleveland Guardians, the left-hander tossed 5 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • In 21 games this season, the 29-year-old has put up an ERA of 2.82, with 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .236 against him.
  • Springs enters the matchup with three quality starts under his belt this year.
  • He will face a Tigers offense that ranks last in the league with 340 runs while batting .226 as a squad. It has a collective .333 slugging percentage (30th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 63 home runs (30th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 4, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Probable Starter Drew Hutchison

  • The Tigers will hand the ball to Hutchison (1-4) for his eighth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up one earned run in 5 2/3 innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • The 31-year-old has pitched in 17 games this season with an ERA of 4.53, a 1.333 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.389.
  • He has earned a quality start one time in seven starts this season.
  • The Rays rank 23rd in MLB with 424 runs scored this season. They have a .238 batting average this campaign with 94 home runs (24th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 4, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays have been the moneyline favorite 69 total times this season. They’ve gone 40-29 in those games.
  • Tampa Bay has a 10-7 record (winning 58.8% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -179 or shorter.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Rays’ implied win probability is 64.2%.
  • Tampa Bay has played in 104 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 50 times (50-50-4).
  • The Rays have collected a 46-58-0 record against the spread this season.
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Tigers Betting Trends

  • The Tigers have entered the game as underdogs 86 times this season and won 33, or 38.4%, of those games.
  • Detroit has a record of 10-25, a 28.6% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +151 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Tigers have a 39.8% chance to win.
  • Detroit and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 40 of their 106 opportunities.
  • The Tigers are 49-57-0 against the spread this season.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Yandy Diaz has a team-high .395 on-base percentage. He’s batting .286 with 21 doubles, five home runs and 54 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB, Diaz ranks 32nd in batting average, sixth in on-base percentage, and 100th in slugging.
  • Randy Arozarena paces his team with a .414 slugging percentage. He has 22 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 27 walks while batting .251.
  • Among qualifiers, Arozarena ranks 84th in batting average, 107th in on-base percentage, and 84th in slugging.
  • David Peralta is hitting .249 with 19 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 27 walks. He is leading the Rays with 72 hits.
  • Isaac Paredes has nine doubles, 14 home runs and 20 walks while hitting .214.

Rays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 382 .251 44 12 47 .312 .726
Yandy Díaz 322 .286 45 5 33 .395 .793
David Peralta 289 .249 29 12 42 .315 .768
Taylor Walls 271 .173 31 5 18 .257 .541
Ji-Man Choi 256 .254 27 8 46 .351 .761
Christian Bethancourt 197 .234 25 5 21 .281 .646
Isaac Paredes 196 .214 31 14 30 .291 .765
Brandon Lowe 169 .243 26 7 16 .314 .758
Jose Siri 142 .176 19 3 10 .234 .530
Yu Chang 86 .209 8 1 5 .284 .563

Tigers Players to Watch

  • Javier Baez leads Detroit in total hits (78) this season while batting .224 with 33 extra-base hits.
  • Among all the qualified hitters in MLB, Baez’s batting average is 129th, his on-base percentage ranks 147th, and he is 116th in slugging.
  • Jonathan Schoop is slugging .311 while driving in 28 runs and batting .207 this season.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Schoop ranks 145th in batting average, 152nd in on-base percentage and 147th in slugging percentage.
  • Jeimer Candelario has 59 hits this season and has a slash line of .205/.268/.361.
  • Miguel Cabrera is slashing .271/.321/.336 this season and leads the Tigers with an OPS of .657.

Tigers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jonathan Schoop 376 .207 36 7 28 .244 .555
Javier Báez 348 .224 38 10 40 .268 .650
Miguel Cabrera 321 .271 23 4 36 .321 .657
Jeimer Candelario 288 .205 33 10 32 .268 .629
Harold Castro 243 .284 23 4 22 .315 .718
Willi Castro 241 .241 32 4 18 .282 .631
Eric Haase 191 .236 26 8 26 .288 .702
Tucker Barnhart 188 .202 8 0 11 .265 .499
Riley Greene 166 .235 21 2 17 .302 .639
Victor Reyes 152 .276 11 1 14 .302 .670

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