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April 29, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Odds

13-8TEAM RECORD16-5

Baseball bettors look for value at Rangers Ballpark on Sunday as host Texas battles the Tampa Bay Rays in baseball odds action.

The Rangers will rely on Derek Holland to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while David Price will be his counterpart for the Rays. Derek Holland is 2-1 this season, and David Price is 3-1.

View Tampa Bay vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Rangers as -130 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 3-ranked Rangers and the American League No. 10-rated Rays in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas' No. 2-rated American League offense, averaging 5.6 runs per game, against a Rays defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Rangers have averaged 10.4 hits per game so far, more than Rays batters have averaged on the year (8.1 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the American League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

The Rays were a 7-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -174 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors. Tampa Bay didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-2 to Texas on Saturday at Rangers Ballpark.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Rays at Rangers trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Texas is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Texas is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Texas' last 13 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Seattle, Monday, April 30
Texas at Toronto, Monday, April 30

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