Jake Odorizzi, Robbie Ross Take Mound in Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Tilt

Tampa Bay Rays

vs

Texas Rangers
Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:05 PM ET
Globe Life Park

Globe Life Park hosts an MLB battle between the Texas Rangers and the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday.

Robbie Ross gets the call for the Texas Rangers and he will try to build on a 2-4 mark. In the other dugout, Jake Odorizzi brings a 8-9 ledger to the game for the Tampa Bay Rays as he tries to quiet the Rangers bats.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Texas was a -146 moneyline favorites 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 7.5.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.4-3.1 win for the Rays on Thursday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.4-3.1 result in favor of the Rays today. 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

47-73 Texas battles the Rays, currently with a 59-61 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 19-rated Texas Rangers and the league No. 2-ranked Tampa Bay Rays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Texas Rangers and its No. 16-rated batting order, averaging 4 runs per nine innings, against the No. 19 lineup of the Tampa Bay Rays at 3.97 runs per outing.

Tampa Bay brings the No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers's No. 29-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 10-1 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -139 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chris Archer blew away 12 Texas batters in the Rays's last start, leading them to a 10-1 win over Texas on Wednesday at Globe Life Park.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games
Texas is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay home to New York, Friday, August 15th
Texas home to Los Angeles, Friday, August 15th

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