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Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Betting Pick and Odds Preview

Tampa Bay Rays


Texas Rangers
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:05 PM ET
Globe Life Park

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Globe Life Park on Tuesday as the host Texas Rangers battle the Tampa Bay Rays in baseball betting odds action.

The Texas Rangers will rely on Nick Tepesch to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jeremy Hellickson will be his counterpart for the Tampa Bay Rays. Nick Tepesch is 4-7 this season, and Jeremy Hellickson is 1-1.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Tampa Bay Rays were -119 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under betting.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rays to win this game 4.3-3.2. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Rangers bring a 46-72 record to the battle against the 58-60 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays odds would favor the Rays if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 19 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 2.

How Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Texas Rangers No. 15-ranked scoring average of 4.03 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays offense rated No. 20 and scoring 3.94 runs per game. The Rangers have averaged 8.68 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (8.66 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Texas has the No. 29-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 7-0 winner on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -128 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Rays didn't allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Texas 7-0 on Monday at Globe Life Park.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games on the road
Texas is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games
Texas is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games at home

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