Tampa Bay Rays @ Detroit Tigers Matchup Preview - August 4th, 2022

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The Tampa Bay Rays enter the game as the 20th ranked team per THE BAT X's Power Rankings and will battle the 24th ranked Tigers at Comerica Park. The Rays may need to kick their offense into gear to maximize their win chances today, as they rank just 25th in MLB in wOBA this year. If the Tigers want to win they'll need to generate more power than they've mustered thus far, as they rank 30th in home runs this season.

Tampa Bay Rays Insights

  • The Tampa Bay Rays outfield defense profiles as the best of the day.

  • Taylor Walls's average exit velocity has fallen off in recent games; his 85.7-mph seasonal figure has dropped off to 81.8-mph in the past two weeks.

  • David Peralta hits a lot of his flyballs to center field (39.8% — 97th percentile) and faces baseball's 2nd-deepest CF fences today.

Detroit Tigers Insights

  • Drew Hutchison has been given a shorter leash than the typical pitcher since the start of last season, throwing 9.8 fewer adjusted pitches-per-game than the average pitcher.

  • THE BAT X projects Tucker Barnhart in the 8th percentile when estimating his batting average ability.

  • Projected catcher Eric Haase grades out as a horrible pitch framer, via THE BAT projection system.

Betting Trends

  • The Detroit Tigers have hit the Game Total Under in 42 of their last 78 games (+10.50 Units / 12% ROI)

  • The Tampa Bay Rays have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Over in 6 of their last 9 games (+3.85 Units / 41% ROI)

  • Randy Arozarena has hit the Hits Over in 5 of his last 6 away games (+6.55 Units / 74% ROI)