Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Betting Matchup Report
Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
Tropicana Field hosts an MLB battle between the Tampa Bay Rays and the visiting Texas Rangers on Monday.
For the Rays, David Price gets the ball, charged with keeping the Rangers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Colby Lewis, 14-10 on the year.
Sportsbooks had installed the Rays as -135 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.
The Rays - Rangers odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 7 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Texas is at No. 1 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tampa Bay's American League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Rangers offense rated No. 3 and scoring 5.3 runs per game in the league. The Rays have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rangers hitters have managed (9.9 per nine innings).
Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 5-rated defense.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were an 8-6 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -117 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Tampa Bay looks to rebound from a loss to the Rangers, who beat them 8-6 on Saturday behind a start from Derek Holland at Rangers Ballpark.
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Rangers at Rays trends to consider:
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games
Texas is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Texas
Texas at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, October 4