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Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers Betting Lines and Pick

The Texas Rangers battle the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Friday in MLB betting odds action at Globe Life Park.

Martin Perez will take the mound for the Texas Rangers, and he'll carry a 1-2 record into the contest. Nathan Karns gets the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays; he's 7-5 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Tampa Bay Rays listed as underdogs of 120 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.5-4 victory for the Rays. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

56-57 Texas battles the Rays, currently with a 58-56 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Texas Rangers rated this week at No. 22 and the Tampa Bay Rays sitting at No. 7.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Tampa Bay Rays rank No. 26 at 8.13 hits per game. That compares with the Texas Rangers No. 10 ranking in that category.

Tampa Bay brings the No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers's No. 26-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay got the job done in their last match in a 9-6 victory over Atlanta on Wednesday at Tropicana Field behind starter J Odorizzi.

Texas got the job done in their last match in a 6-5 victory over Minnesota on Thursday at Target Field behind starter Chi Chi Gonzalez.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
  • Tampa Bay is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games on the road
  • Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
  • Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Texas, Saturday, August 15th