Rays vs Tigers Free Pick May 1, 2018
Bryan Power Rays vs Tigers Free Pick
Start Time: May 01 2018, 7:10 PM
1* Tampa Bay (7:10 ET): The Rays are hot team right now as they’ve won 9 out of the last 10 games, the lone loss coming at Boston in a game where they were going for a sweep. That one loss took place Sunday, but if you thought that was the start of something, you’d be wrong as the club quickly bounced back w/ a 3-2 win in Detroit last night. The Tigers are trending in a much different direction right now as they’ve lost six of eight while getting held to three runs or less in the last four losses.
Admittedly, Tampa Bay has been taking advantage of some weak competition during this win streak. But it’s not like Detroit is above that distinction. While the Tigers probablty won’t lose as many games as they did last year (98!), they still profile as another also-ran in an American League full of them. Matt Boyd had offered three strong starts to open the year for them, but pitching at Pittsburgh (NL park), he struggled his last time out, allowing four runs in just 3 2/3 IP. Miguel Cabrera being out of the lineup does no favors for this struggling offense either.
The Rays will give the baseball to Chris Archer tonight. While it has not been a vintage start to the season for Archer, he at least has won B2B outings. He’ll also be backed by an offense averaging an impressive 6.7 runs over the L7 games w/ a ridiculous .325 batting average. The Rays are now 6-2 against the Tigers since the start of last season. Make it 7-2. 1* Tampa Bay