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Alexi Ogando out to silence Rays bats in MLB contest

Tampa Bay RaysTexas Rangers
Aug 31, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Odds

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Rangers Ballpark hosts an MLB battle between the Texas Rangers and the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.

The match puts starter James Shields for the Rays on the hill facing Alexi Ogando for the Rangers. Shields brings a 12-10 mark to the game, while Ogando is 12-6 to date on the season.

View Tampa Bay vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Texas sat as -130 favorites. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 6-rated Rays taking on the American League's No. 3-rated Rangers in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas' American League No. 3-ranked scoring average of 5.1 runs per game, against a Rays offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Rangers have averaged 9.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 5.9 runs per game.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 2-0 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -117 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Scott Feldman shut down the Rays in their last game, striking out 4 in a 2-0 shutout over Tampa Bay in baseball action at Rangers Ballpark.

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

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Rays at Rangers trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Texas
Tampa Bay is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 7 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, Thursday, September 1