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Aug 31, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Odds

73-61TEAM RECORD77-59

The Rangers get a visit from the Tampa Bay Rays in baseball action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

For the Rangers, Alexi Ogando gets the ball, charged with keeping the Rays hitters off the base paths. He'll face James Shields, 12-10 on the year.

View Tampa Bay vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Rangers in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -130 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 6-rated Rays taking on the American League's No. 3-rated Rangers in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas has the American League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 9.6 hits per game. The Rays average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 2-0 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -117 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Scott Feldman shut down the Rays in their last game, striking out 4 in a 2-0 shutout over Tampa Bay in baseball action at Rangers Ballpark.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Rays at Rangers trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Texas
Tampa Bay is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Texas, Thursday, September 1

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