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MLB BASEBALL

Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Tropicana Field.

The Rangers will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Derek Holland in this game. Holland has a 9-9 record and a 3.49 ERA this season.

The Rays will counter Holland with Chris Archer. Righthander Archer has a 3.03 ERA to go along with a 9-7 record this season.

Texas won its last outing, a 7-1 result against the Rays on September 17. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +113 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
Texas: 82-68 SU
Tampa Bay: 82-68 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Texas is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing at home against Texas
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Texas, Thursday, September 19