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Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Preview

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April 9, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Texas and Tampa Bay on Tuesday, with the host Rangers trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Texas hands the ball to starter Nick Tepesech in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. Tampa Bay counters with Fausto Carmona, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rangers bats at the same time.

View Tampa Bay vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Rangers in this matchup found them as -145 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 10.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rangers at No. 15 in the American League and the Rays at No. 13 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas' No. 7 ranked American League offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the American League at 5.4 runs allowed per game. The Rangers have been averaging 9.1 hits per game, more than the Rays have managed so far this season (7.7 hits on average).

Tampa Bay brings the American League's No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers' league No. 5-ranked defense.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 5-4 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Texas at -152 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Tampa Bay suffered a 5-4 loss against Texas on Monday, as Jeremy Hellickson wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Rays at Rangers trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
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 on the road against Texas
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas' last 10 games at home
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 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, Wednesday, April 10