MLB Betting: Rangers host Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays will close out their three-game road series against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday afternoon as those clubs meet in MLB betting action at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
And the Rays will go with Matt Moore on Wednesday, with the lefthander dominating the Indians in his first start of the season last week. Moore gave up just two hits over six shutout innings against Cleveland, fanning eight batters in the outing.
The match puts starter Matt Moore for the Rays on the hill facing Derek Holland for the Rangers. Moore brings a 1-0 mark to the game, while Holland is 0-0 to date on the season.
Bettors looking to side with the Rangers in this matchup found them as -125 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 9.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
The Rangers - Rays odds would favor the Rays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 15 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 13 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rays rank No. 15 in the American League at 7.2 hits per game. That compares with Texas’s No. 7 ranking in that category.
Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.5 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the American League at home, scoring 5 runs per game.
The Rays were a 6-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -128 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Tampa Bay didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-1 to Texas on Tuesday at Rangers Ballpark.
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
A few Rays at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Texas
Tampa Bay is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay at Boston, Friday, April 12
Texas at Seattle, Thursday, April 11