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Moneyline favors Rangers in battle with Rays

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Oct 1, 7:07 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Tampa Bay duelling Texas on Saturday at Rangers Ballpark.

Derek Holland gets the call for the Texas Rangers and he will try to build on a 16-5 mark. In the other dugout, James Shields brings a 16-12 ledger to the game for the Rays as he tries to quiet the Rangers bats.

View Tampa Bay vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as -109 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 1-rated Rangers and the league No. 7-ranked Rays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rays rank No. 13 in the American League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with Texas’s No. 2 ranking in that category.

Tampa Bay brings the American League's No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers' league No. 5-ranked defense.

Tampa Bay was a 9-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Rangers. They won as +162 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. The Rays didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Texas 9-0 on Friday at Rangers Ballpark.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1

A few Rays at Rangers trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Tampa Bay's last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games on the road
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Texas, Monday, October 3