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Moneyline favors Rays in battle with Rangers

Texas RangersTampa Bay Rays
Sep 7, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

82-55TEAM RECORD75-62

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Texas Rangers invade Tropicana Field on Friday.

Jeremy Hellickson gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 8-10 mark. In the other dugout, Derek Holland brings a 10-6 ledger to the game for the Rangers as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

View Texas vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Rays in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -120 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Rays) and the No. 2 (Rangers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 7.9 hits per game. The Rangers average 9.6 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the American League list.

Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 7-rated defense.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -121 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rangers beat Kansas City in extra innings, earning a 5-4 victory at Kauffman Stadium in MLB wagering action.

Tampa Bay was a 6-4 loser in its last match at home against the Yankees. They lost as -112 favorites, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. Tampa Bay suffered a 6-4 loss against New York on Wednesday, as Matt Moore wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Tropicana Field.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Rangers at Rays trends to consider:
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Texas is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Tampa Bay's last 19 games at home
Tampa Bay is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing at home against Texas

Next up:
Texas at Tampa Bay, Saturday, September 8

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