Friday's contest between the Tampa Bay Rays (66-45) and Detroit Tigers (48-60) matching up at Comerica Park has a projected final score of 5-4 (based on our computer prediction) in favor of the Rays, so expect a competitive matchup. The game will begin at 6:40 PM ET on August 4.

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Rays will send Zack Littell (1-2) to the mound, while Reese Olson (1-4) will take the ball for the Tigers.

Rays vs. Tigers Game Info & Odds

  • When: Friday, August 4, 2023 at 6:40 PM ET
  • Where: Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan
  • How to Watch on TV: Apple TV+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Rays vs. Tigers Score Prediction

Our prediction for this contest is Rays 5, Tigers 4.

Total Prediction for Rays vs. Tigers

  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs

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Discover More About This Game

Rays Performance Insights

  • In six games as the favorite over the last 10 matchups, the Rays have a record of 3-3.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, Tampa Bay and its opponents are 5-5-0 in its last 10 games with a total.
  • Sportsbooks have not set a spread for any of the Rays' last 10 games.
  • The Rays have been favorites in 88 games this season and won 58 (65.9%) of those contests.
  • Tampa Bay has a record of 44-17, a 72.1% win rate, when favored by -145 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • The bookmakers' moneyline implies a 59.2% chance of a victory for the Rays.
  • Tampa Bay has scored the fourth-most runs in the majors this season with 573.
  • The Rays' 3.79 team ERA ranks third among all MLB pitching staffs.

Tigers Performance Insights

  • The Tigers have played as the underdog in seven of their past 10 games and have gone 2-5 in those contests.
  • When it comes to the total, Detroit and its foes are 5-5-0 in its last 10 contests.
  • Bookmakers have yet to post a spread in any of the Tigers' past 10 games.
  • The Tigers have been underdogs in 86 games this season and have come away with the win 34 times (39.5%) in those contests.
  • This season, Detroit has been victorious 28 times in 61 chances when named as an underdog of at least +120 or worse on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Tigers have a 45.5% chance of pulling out a win.
  • The offense for Detroit is No. 28 in MLB play scoring 3.9 runs per game (424 total runs).
  • Tigers pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.51 ERA this year, which ranks 22nd in MLB.

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Rays Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
July 29 @ Astros L 17-4 Taj Bradley vs Hunter Brown
July 30 @ Astros W 8-2 Zack Littell vs Brandon Bielak
July 31 @ Yankees W 5-1 Tyler Glasnow vs Jhony Brito
August 1 @ Yankees W 5-2 Zach Eflin vs Carlos Rodón
August 2 @ Yankees L 7-2 Shane McClanahan vs Gerrit Cole
August 4 @ Tigers - Zack Littell vs Reese Olson
August 5 @ Tigers - Aaron Civale vs Tarik Skubal
August 6 @ Tigers - Tyler Glasnow vs Matt Manning
August 8 Cardinals - Zach Eflin vs Miles Mikolas
August 9 Cardinals - Shane McClanahan vs Dakota Hudson
August 10 Cardinals - Zack Littell vs Matthew Liberatore

Tigers Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
July 28 @ Marlins L 6-5 Reese Olson vs Braxton Garrett
July 29 @ Marlins W 5-0 Beau Brieske vs Johnny Cueto
July 30 @ Marlins L 8-6 Tarik Skubal vs Jesús Luzardo
August 1 @ Pirates L 4-1 Matt Manning vs Johan Oviedo
August 2 @ Pirates W 6-3 Eduardo Rodríguez vs Osvaldo Bido
August 4 Rays - Reese Olson vs Zack Littell
August 5 Rays - Tarik Skubal vs Aaron Civale
August 6 Rays - Matt Manning vs Tyler Glasnow
August 7 Twins - Joey Wentz vs Joe Ryan
August 8 Twins - Eduardo Rodríguez vs Sonny Gray
August 9 Twins - Reese Olson vs Bailey Ober