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Aug 28, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Odds

70-58TEAM RECORD76-52

Texas will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Tampa Bay Rays pay a visit to Rangers Ballpark.

James Shields, with a record of 12-7 on the season, gets the ball for the Rays, while the Rangers trot Yu Darvish to the mound in this one. He is 12-9 so far in 2012.

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 -125 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers - Rays odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 2 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 4 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Texas and its American League No. 1-rated batting order, averaging 5.2 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 10 lineup of the Rays at 4.2 runs per outing.

Texas owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 1-rated defense.

The Rays were a 6-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -102 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. The Rays endured a 6-5 loss at the hands of the Rangers on Monday, with David Price throwing 4 innings of 10-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.

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

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

A few Rays at Rangers trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Texas
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Texas, Wednesday, August 29

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