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Scott Feldman vs James Shields matchup featured in MLB action

Texas RangersTampa Bay Rays
Sep 5, 1:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

80-61TEAM RECORD76-63

Texas pays a visit to Tampa Bay on Monday, hoping to shut down the Rays bats in baseball action at Tropicana Field.

Tampa Bay hands the ball to starter James Shields in this one and he'll try to improve on his 13-10 mark on the year. Texas counters with Scott Feldman, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rays bats at the same time.

View Texas vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed as +-145 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 7-ranked Rays and the American League No. 2-rated Rangers in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 8.2 hits per game. The Rangers average 9.7 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the American League list.

Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the American League at home, scoring 3.6 runs per game.

Texas won its last outing, a 11-4 result against the Red Sox on September 4. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +116 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Texas looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Red Sox, a 11-4 final on Sunday in support of Matt Harrison at Fenway Park.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was an 8-1 winner at home against the Orioles. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -182 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Rays enjoyed an 8-1 victory at the expense of the Orioles on Sunday, with Jeremy Hellickson throwing 9 innings of 4-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Rangers at Rays trends to consider:
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Texas is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing at home against Texas
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, September 6

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