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Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The fans at Tropicana Field will be treated to a game between the Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays when they take their seats on Thursday.

The Rangers will trot Yu Darvish out to the mound in this one. Righthander Darvish has a 12-9 record and a 2.79 ERA this season.

Darvish's opponent in this one will be Matt Moore. The Rays lefthander has a 3.11 ERA to go along with a 15-3 record this season.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -123 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Texas: 82-69 SU
Tampa Bay: 83-68 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Kansas City are 8-2
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 10-0
Before playing Baltimore are 8-2
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

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

Next up:
Texas at Kansas City, Friday, September 20
Tampa Bay home to Baltimore, Friday, September 20