MLB Game Preview - Rays underdogs vs Rangers at Tampa Bay


Texas Rangers

Tampa Bay Rays
2-3 April 06, 2014, 01:40 PM | Tropicana Field 4-2



A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Texas duelling Tampa Bay on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

Yu Darvish gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rangers on this day; he's 0-0 on the season. The Rays, meanwhile, will counter with Alex Cobb, who will be looking to improve on his 0-1 mark.View Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds and Stats.

On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Tampa Bay sat as 101 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 7, according to 5Dimes.

The Rays sit at No. 12 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rangers sit at No. 8 on the same chart.

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The Rangers were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Rangers endured a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Rays on Saturday, with N Martinez throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rangers rank No. 7 at 9.6 hits per game. That compares with Tampa Bay’s No. 15 ranking in that category.

Texas brings the No. 29-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays's No. 3-ranked defense.

Next up:
Texas at Boston, Monday, April 7th
Tampa Bay at Kansas City, Monday, April 7th
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