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Moneyline Favors Tampa Bay Rays in MLB Battle with Texas Rangers

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Texas and Tampa Bay on Saturday, with the host Rangers trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Chris Archer, with a record of 10-8 on the season, gets the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays, while the Texas Rangers trot Colby Lewis to the mound in this one. He is 12-5 so far in 2015.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Texas Rangers were listed as 128 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8.5 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.6-4.1 result in favor of 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

57-57 Texas battles the Rays, currently with a 58-57 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

At the plate, Texas owns the No. 10 ranking for hits at 8.71 per game. By contrast, the Tampa Bay Rays are rated No. 26 in the same category at 8.17 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Texas has the No. 26-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-3 to Texas on Friday at Globe Life Park.

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 9 games
  • Tampa Bay is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games on the road
  • Texas is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games at home
  • Texas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Texas, Sunday, August 16th