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The Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Tropicana Field.
The Rangers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Nick Martinez in this game. Martinez has a 0-0 record and a 0.00 ERA this season.
Martinez's opponent in this one will be David Price. The Rays lefthander has a 2.46 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.
Last time out for Texas, they were an 8-1 loser as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -147 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Tampa Bay has won 2 straight games.
Texas: 2-2 SU
Tampa Bay: 3-2 SU
Texas most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Texas is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
Tampa Bay is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas
Tampa Bay is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
Tampa Bay home to Texas, Sunday, April 6