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Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers in MLB odds

Texas RangersTampa Bay Rays
May 31, 6:40 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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Texas pays a visit to Tampa Bay on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Rays bats in baseball action at Tropicana Field.

Alex Cobb will take the mound for Tampa Bay, and he'll carry a 0-0 record into the contest. C.J. Wilson gets the ball for Texas; he's 5-3 so far this season.

View Texas vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Rays as +125 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rays rated this week at No. 6 and the Rangers sitting at No. 2.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 11 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.3 per game. By contrast, the Rangers are rated No. 5 in the same category at 8.8 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the American League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 11-5 winner as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at +100 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Texas looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rays, a 11-5 final on Monday in support of Derek Holland at Tropicana Field.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Rangers at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games on the road
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Tampa Bay's last 24 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Texas
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas at Tampa Bay, Wednesday, June 1

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