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Texas Rangers Host Tampa Bay Rays in MLB Baseball Betting Action

Globe Life Park hosts an MLB battle between the Texas Rangers and the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.

It's a pitching duel between Martin Perez for the Texas Rangers (10-11 on the year) and Chase Whitley for Tampa Bay Rays (0-0 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Tampa Bay Rays before the first pitch in this match found them as 147 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 10 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.6-3.5 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

The Texas Rangers bring a 95-66 record to the battle against the 67-94 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Texas Rangers at No. 23 and the Tampa Bay Rays at No. 24 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Texas Rangers No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.73 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays offense rated No. 25 and scoring 4.14 runs per game. The Rangers have averaged 8.91 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.64 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 at home, scoring 5.26 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay got the job done in their last match in a 4-1 victory over Texas on Saturday at Globe Life Park behind starter J Odorizzi.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Texas is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Texas's last 12 games
  • Texas is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games at home
  • Texas is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games at home

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