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Tampa Bay Rays home to Rangers in baseball betting action

Texas RangersTampa Bay Rays
Sep 8, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Tropicana Field on Saturday as host Tampa Bay battles the Texas Rangers in baseball odds action.

Yu Darvish gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rangers on this day; he's 14-9 on the season. The Rays, meanwhile, will counter with Chris Archer, who will be looking to improve on his 0-2 mark.

View Texas vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Rays in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -145 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Rays) and the No. 2 (Rangers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tampa Bay's American League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Rangers offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.1 runs per game in the league. The Rays have averaged 7.9 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rangers hitters have managed (9.6 per nine innings).

Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 7-rated defense.

In their last action, Texas was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Derek Holland did his job in a losing cause last time out against Tampa Bay, striking out 11 in a 3-1 loss on Friday at Tropicana Field.

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

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Rangers at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Texas is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
Texas is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Tampa Bay's last 20 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing at home against Texas
Tampa Bay is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Texas at Tampa Bay, Sunday, September 9

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