Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays 05/16/2022 – The Detroit Tigers will be meeting the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on Monday evening for some action between the plates. The Detroit Tigers are placed at the bottom of the AL Central with a record of 12-23. The Tampa Bay Rays are in the second position of the AL East, one spot below the ruling Yankees, with a record of 21-14. The Detroit Tigers will want a repeat of their striking performance against the Orioles in their last face-off but are expected to take a nosedive in this game as per MLB best bets.
Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays 05/16/2022
|When:||Monday, May 16, 6:40 PM ET|
|Where:||Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida|
The Detroit Tigers are coming into this game after playing against the Baltimore Orioles in their last pairing. In the final game of the series, the Tigers won 5-1. The Detroit offense is led by Austin Meadows who has posted 27 hits and is batting with an average of .267 this season. The lead home-run getter for the team is Spencer Torkelson who has scored 3 home runs so far. On the mound against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Detroit Tigers will be posting Alex Faedo who is 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA.
Players to watch: Jonathan Schoop 2B (GP 33, AB 123, R 9, H 19, 2B 4, 3B 0, HR 2, RBI 6, TB 29, BB 5, SO 25, SB 0, AVG 0.154, OBP 0.194, SLG 0.236, OPS 0.43, WAR -0.3), Jeimer Candelario 3B (GP 33, AB 120, R 13, H 24, 2B 6, 3B 1, HR 2, RBI 11, TB 38, BB 8, SO 26, SB 0, AVG 0.2, OBP 0.256, SLG 0.317, OPS 0.572, WAR -0.3).
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays are entering this series after winning against Toronto 3-0 in the finale of the series played against them. The Tampa Bay offense is led by Wander Franco who has posted 39 hits and is batting with an average of .285 this season. The highest number of home runs for the team is by Brandon Lowe who has scored 5 home runs so far. Against the Detroit Tigers, the Tampa Bay Rays will be sending Corey Kluber to the mound. Kluber is currently 1-2 with a 4.55 ERA.
Players to watch: Wander Franco SS (GP 32, AB 133, R 20, H 38, 2B 9, 3B 1, HR 4, RBI 15, TB 61, BB 5, SO 14, SB 3, AVG 0.286, OBP 0.309, SLG 0.459, OPS 0.768, WAR 1.4), Randy Arozarena RF (GP 33, AB 128, R 14, H 29, 2B 10, 3B 1, HR 1, RBI 9, TB 44, BB 7, SO 36, SB 6, AVG 0.227, OBP 0.272, SLG 0.344, OPS 0.616, WAR 0).
Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Detroit’s last 12 games.
Detroit are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit’s last 9 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay.
Detroit are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games against an opponent in the American League.
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay’s last 12 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay’s last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit.
Tampa Bay are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the American League Central Division division.
Tampa Bay are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games played in May.
Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Picks
The Rays are the stronger of the two when it comes to this matchup. The Tampa Bay Rays also have their home advantage in this game and are thus predicted to win this game as per baseball betting lines.
Score Prediction: Rays 5, Tigers 2.