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Jeremy Hellickson vs Scott Feldman matchup featured in MLB action

Tampa Bay RaysTexas Rangers
Aug 30, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Odds

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The Rangers get a visit from the Tampa Bay Rays in baseball action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

For the Rangers, Scott Feldman gets the ball, charged with keeping the Rays hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jeremy Hellickson, 11-9 on the year.

View Tampa Bay vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rangers at No. 3 in the American League and the Rays at No. 6 in the American League heading into 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. 7 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).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the American League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 7-3 loser as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -140 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Rays endured a 7-3 loss at the hands of the Blue Jays on Monday, with Wade Davis throwing 4 1/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Rogers Centre.

The Rangers were a 9-5 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -119 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. Texas looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Angels, a 9-5 final on Sunday in support of Colby Lewis at Rangers Ballpark.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

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

A few Rays at Rangers trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games at home
Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Texas, Wednesday, August 31