Rays Vs Tigers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 5, 2022

Written By Staff on August 5, 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays (56-49) visit the Detroit Tigers (42-65) on Friday at Comerica Park, starting at 7:10 PM ET. Tampa Bay’s (-197 to win) Corey Kluber and Detroit’s (+166) Bryan Garcia will start this matchup.

The betting facts in this article reference odds valid as of August 5, 2022 at 5:30 PM ET.

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Rays vs Tigers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Kluber (TB) Pitcher Garcia (DET)
7 – 6 W/L 0 – 0
105.0 IP 3.2
4.03 ERA 4.91
1.152 WHIP 1.364
8.1 K/9 7.4
1.4 BB/9 4.9

Rays Probable Starter Corey Kluber

  • The Rays will send Kluber (7-6) to the mound to make his 21st start of the season. He is 7-6 with a 4.03 ERA and 94 strikeouts through 105 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out on Saturday, the righty tossed 6 2/3 innings against the Cleveland Guardians, giving up four earned runs while surrendering eight hits.
  • The 36-year-old has an ERA of 4.03, with 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings, in 20 games this season. Opponents have a .256 batting average against him.
  • Kluber has nine quality starts under his belt this year.
  • He will face a Tigers offense that ranks 26th in MLB with 795 total hits (on a .226 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .332 (30th in MLB) with 63 total home runs (30th in MLB).
  • The 36-year-old ranks 43rd in ERA (4.03), 27th in WHIP (1.152), and 34th in K/9 (8.1) among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 5, 2022 at 5:30 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Stats vs Kluber

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Miguel Cabrera 72 .361 26 6 13 .395 1.062
Jeimer Candelario 20 .150 3 0 0 .190 .340
Jonathan Schoop 20 .250 5 2 3 .286 .886
Javier Báez 9 .222 2 2 2 .364 1.253
Tucker Barnhart 7 .143 1 0 2 .143 .572
Harold Castro 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Akil Baddoo 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Victor Reyes 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Willi Castro 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666

Tigers Probable Starter Bryan Garcia

  • Garcia will get the start for the Tigers, his second of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays, throwing 3 2/3 innings and giving up two earned runs.
  • He has pitched in one games this season with an ERA of 4.91, a 1.5 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.364.
  • The Rays have scored 430 runs this season, which ranks 23rd in MLB. They have 842 hits, 20th in baseball, with 95 home runs (24th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 5, 2022 at 5:30 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Garcia

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Yu Chang 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Taylor Walls 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500
Randy Arozarena 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ji-Man Choi 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays have been the moneyline favorite 70 total times this season. They’ve finished 41-29 in those games.
  • Tampa Bay is 5-6 (winning 45.5% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -197 or shorter.
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Rays have an implied win probability of 66.3%.
  • In the 105 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Tampa Bay, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 50 times (50-51-4).
  • The Rays have covered 44.8% of their games this season, going 47-58-0 against the spread.
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Tigers Betting Trends

  • The Tigers have won 33, or 37.9%, of the 87 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Detroit has a record of 5-18, a 21.7% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +166 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Tigers have a 37.6% chance to win.
  • Games involving Detroit have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 40 of 107 chances this season.
  • The Tigers have an ATS record of 49-58-0 in 107 games with a spread this season.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Yandy Diaz has put up an on-base percentage of .395, a team-best for the Rays. He’s hitting .283 with 21 doubles, five home runs and 56 walks.
  • Among the qualifying batters in baseball, Diaz’s batting average ranks 34th, his on-base percentage ranks fifth, and he is 102nd in the league in slugging.
  • Randy Arozarena’s .421 slugging percentage leads his team, and he has 23 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 27 walks while batting .258.
  • Arozarena ranks 69th in batting average, 96th in on base percentage, and 80th in slugging in MLB play.
  • Arozarena enters this game on a two-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .316 with a double, two walks and two RBI.
  • David Peralta is hitting .248 with 20 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 27 walks. He has accumulated 73 hits, a team-high for the Rays.
  • Peralta enters this game on a two-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .211 with a double, a walk and an RBI.
  • Ji-Man Choi is hitting .259 with 16 doubles, eight home runs and 42 walks.

Rays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 387 .258 44 12 49 .318 .739
Yandy Díaz 325 .283 47 5 33 .395 .789
David Peralta 294 .248 29 12 42 .313 .765
Taylor Walls 275 .171 31 5 18 .254 .534
Ji-Man Choi 259 .259 28 8 46 .359 .772
Christian Bethancourt 201 .234 26 5 21 .280 .643
Isaac Paredes 200 .210 32 14 30 .289 .754
Brandon Lowe 174 .253 27 8 19 .321 .787
Jose Siri 146 .178 19 3 10 .234 .535
Yu Chang 86 .209 8 1 5 .284 .563

Tigers Players to Watch

  • Javier Baez leads Detroit with 80 hits, batting .227 this season with 33 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualifying hitters in MLB, Baez’s batting average ranks 128th, his on-base percentage ranks 144th, and he is 113th in slugging.
  • Jonathan Schoop is slugging .308 while driving in 28 runs and batting .205 this season.
  • Schoop is currently 145th in batting average, 152nd in on-base percentage and 147th in slugging percentage among all qualified players.
  • Jeimer Candelario has collected 60 base hits, an OBP of .268 and a slugging percentage of .360 this season.
  • Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with an OPS of .649. He has a slash line of .268/.317/.332 this season.

Tigers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jonathan Schoop 380 .205 36 7 28 .242 .550
Javier Báez 352 .227 38 10 41 .271 .655
Miguel Cabrera 325 .268 23 4 36 .317 .649
Jeimer Candelario 292 .205 33 10 32 .268 .628
Harold Castro 246 .285 24 4 22 .315 .722
Willi Castro 241 .241 32 4 18 .282 .631
Eric Haase 195 .236 26 8 26 .288 .698
Tucker Barnhart 188 .202 8 0 11 .265 .499
Riley Greene 169 .231 21 2 18 .296 .627
Victor Reyes 155 .271 11 1 14 .296 .657

Rays vs Tigers Player Props

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