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Texas Rangers Starter Yovani Gallardo Out to Silence Tampa Bay Rays Bats in MLB Contest

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

The Texas Rangers will rely on Yovani Gallardo to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Drew Smyly will be his counterpart for the Tampa Bay Rays. Yovani Gallardo is 8-9 this season, and Drew Smyly is 0-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Texas Rangers in this matchup found them as -117 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.6-4.5 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

Texas (58-57) will face the 58-58 Rays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 22 (Texas Rangers) and the No. 7 (Tampa Bay Rays) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Texas Rangers No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.51 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays offense rated No. 27 and scoring 3.74 runs per game. The Rangers have averaged 8.76 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (8.18 per nine innings).

Tampa Bay brings the No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers's No. 26-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays endured a 12-4 loss at the hands of the Rangers on Saturday, with C Archer throwing 5.1 innings of 11-hit ball at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games
  • Tampa Bay is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
  • Texas is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games at home
  • Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Houston, Monday, August 17th
Texas home to Seattle, Monday, August 17th