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April 28, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Odds

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The Texas Rangers battle the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday in MLB betting action at Rangers Ballpark.

It's a pitching duel between Colby Lewis for the Rangers (2-0 on the year) and Jeff Niemann for Tampa Bay (1-2 so far).

View Tampa Bay vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-164 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 9 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Rangers, most recently No. 3 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rays, who rate an American League No. 10 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rays rank No. 12 in the American League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with Texas’s No. 1 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.6 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the American League at home, scoring 4.4 runs per game.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were an 8-4 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at +138 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Tampa Bay rolled to an 8-4 win against Texas on Friday, as James Shields and the Rays' bats led the team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.

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

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 8-2
After a loss are 9-1

A few Rays at Rangers trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
Texas is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas' last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Texas, Sunday, April 29

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