Rays vs. Tigers Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/16/2022

by | May 15, 2022

The Detroit Tigers (12-23) will put their three-game win streak to the test when they visit the Tampa Bay Rays (21-14) Monday at 6:40 PM ET. Oddsmakers consider the Rays to be -200 favorites, while the Tigers are +169 underdogs to keep their streak alive. Corey Kluber will get the ball for Tampa Bay while Detroit counter with Alex Faedo.

Rays vs. Tigers Spread and Betting Line

Rays vs Tigers Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Rays -200 +169 8 -105 -115 -1.5 +108 -128

Computer Predictions for Rays vs. Tigers

Our computer pick: Detroit Tigers (+169) and Over (8)

Rays vs. Tigers Game Info

  • Tampa Bay Rays probable starting pitcher: Corey Kluber
  • Detroit Tigers probable starting pitcher: Alex Faedo
  • Game Day: Monday, May 16, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Stadium: Tropicana Field

Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers Pitching Matchup

Kluber Faedo
6 GS 0
1-2 W-L 0-0
4.55 ERA
29.2 IP 0
6 BB 0
27 SO 0

Rays Starter Corey Kluber

  • Kluber gets the start for the Rays, his seventh of the season. He is 1-2 with a 4.55 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Wednesday, the right-hander tossed three innings against the Los Angeles Angels, allowing eight earned runs while surrendering 11 hits.
  • In six games this season, the 36-year-old has an ERA of 4.55, with 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .282 against him.
  • Kluber is looking to secure his third quality start of the season in this outing.
  • Kluber has put together four starts this season in which he pitched five or more innings.
  • He will take the hill against a Tigers team that is batting .224 as a unit (25th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .316 (29th in MLB) with 16 total home runs (30th in MLB).

Tigers Starter Alex Faedo

  • Faedo has been named the starter for the Tigers and will make his first start this season.
  • The 26-year-old right-hander will make his season debut.
  • The Rays rank 13th in MLB with 146 runs scored this season. They have a .234 batting average this campaign with 31 home runs (15th in the league).

Rays Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rays have won 16, or 64%, of the 25 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • Tampa Bay has a record of 2-3 when favored by -200 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 66.7% chance of a victory for the Rays.
  • Tampa Bay and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 16 of their 35 opportunities.
  • In 35 games with a spread this season, the Rays are 17-18-0 ATS.

Tigers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Tigers have been victorious in seven, or 30.4%, of the 23 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • This season, Detroit has come away with a win one times in five chances when named as an underdog of at least +169 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Tigers have a 37.2% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Detroit and their opponents have hit the over in 10 of their 35 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Tigers are 15-20-0 against the spread in their 35 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Rays Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Wander Franco’s .285 average leads the Rays this year. His resume also includes four homers and driven in 15 RBI.
  • Including all MLB hitters, Franco ranks 36th in batting average, 100th in on-base percentage, and 43rd in slugging.
  • Yandy Diaz is hitting .265 with three doubles, three home runs and 19 walks.
  • Diaz is 98th in home runs in MLB, and 184th in RBI.
  • Brandon Lowe has a team-best five homers.
  • Lowe has at least one base hit in two straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .200 with a double, two triples and an RBI.
  • Randy Arozarena is batting .227 with 10 doubles, a triple, a home run and seven walks.
  • Arozarena is riding a two-game hitting streak into this one. In his last five games he is batting .176 with two walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Wander Franco 33 .285 .308 .453 4 15 39
Yandy Díaz 29 .265 .395 .388 3 9 26
Brandon Lowe 32 .212 .293 .415 5 12 25
Randy Arozarena 34 .227 .271 .341 1 9 30
Harold Ramirez 25 .286 .346 .343 0 9 20

Tigers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Austin Meadows is batting .267 with four doubles, two triples and 12 walks, while getting on base at a rate of .362.
  • Meadows is 310th in home runs and 145th in RBI among all batters in the big leagues.
  • Miguel Cabrera has hit three home runs with 14 runs batted in while batting .297. Those numbers are pace the clubhouse.
  • Cabrera is 98th overall in homers and 97th in RBI this season.
  • Jeimer Candelario is batting .200 with six doubles, a triple, two home runs and eight walks.
  • Javier Baez is hitting .216 with six doubles, two home runs and five walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Austin Meadows 28 .267 .362 .347 0 11 27
Miguel Cabrera 31 .297 .344 .423 3 14 33
Jeimer Candelario 33 .200 .256 .317 2 11 24
Javier Báez 26 .216 .252 .333 2 11 22
Willi Castro 19 .319 .365 .447 1 4 15

Betting Tips for Rays vs. Tigers

After looking at all of the key trends and stats for this matchup, our best bet is the Tigers on the moneyline at +169. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 8 runs.

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