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Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

Tampa Bay Rays

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Texas Rangers
Monday, August 11, 2014 8:05 PM ET
Globe Life Park

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Tampa Bay Rays dueling the Texas Rangers on Monday at Globe Life Park.

Drew Smyly gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Tampa Bay Rays on this Monday; he's 6-10 on the season. The Texas Rangers, meanwhile, will counter with Colby Lewis, who will be looking to improve on his 8-8 mark.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Texas Rangers as 113 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.3-3.2 win for the Rays on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Rangers sport a record of 46-71 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at 57-60 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Texas Rangers at No. 19 and the Tampa Bay Rays at No. 2 heading into this contest.

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How Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Texas Rangers No. 15 ranked offense (4.07 runs per game) against a Tampa Bay Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 at 3.89 runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have been averaging 8.73 hits per game, more than the Tampa Bay Rays have managed so far this season (8.65 hits on average).

Texas owns the No. 29 defense, allowing 4.07 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's No. 13-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Cubs on August 10. Bettors who backed the Cubs at +146 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay lost a tight one on Sunday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 3-2 score against Chicago at Wrigley Field.

In their last action, Texas was a 6-2 winner on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Texas at +133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Rangers enjoyed a 6-2 victory at the expense of the Astros on Sunday, with Nick Martinez throwing 5 innings of 5-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games on the road
Texas is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Texas's last 19 games
Texas is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games at home

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