Texas Rangers Starter Miles Mikolas Out to Silence Tampa Bay Rays Bats in MLB Contest

Tampa Bay Rays

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Texas Rangers
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 8:05 PM ET
Globe Life Park

The Texas Rangers will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Tampa Bay Rays invade Globe Life Park on Wednesday.

Texas sends Miles Mikolas out against Chris Archer for the Tampa Bay Rays in this game. Mikolas is 1-4 with a 6.57 ERA on the season, while Archer is 7-6 on the year and has a 3.33 ERA.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Texas was a 130 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 9.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.3-3.2 victory for the Rays. 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

47-72 Texas battles the Rays, currently with a 58-61 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Texas Rangers rated this week at No. 19 and the Tampa Bay Rays sitting at No. 2.

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How Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Texas Rangers No. 16-ranked scoring average of 4.03 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays offense rated No. 21 and scoring 3.92 runs per game. The Rangers have averaged 8.72 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (8.65 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Texas has the No. 29-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Tampa Bay lost a tight one on Tuesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 3-2 score against Texas at Globe Life Park.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
Texas is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games
Texas is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Texas, Thursday, August 14th

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