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Texas Rangers Home to the Tampa Bay Rays in MLB Betting Odds Action

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

Tampa Bay puts its faith in starter Matt Andriese to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 8-6. Getting the ball for the Texas Rangers is Yu Darvish, who owns a 6-5 record on the season with a 3.53 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Tampa Bay Rays were 194 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rays to win this game 4.3-3.8. 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 94-65 record to the battle against the 66-93 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Texas Rangers sit at No. 23 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at No. 24 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Texas Rangers No. 6-rated offense, averaging 4.76 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays defense that ranks No. 16 at 4.43 in runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have averaged 8.94 hits per game so far, more than Tampa Bay Rays batters have averaged on the year (8.25 hits per game).

Texas owns the No. 22 defense, allowing 4.76 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's No. 16-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays enjoyed a 5-3 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Thursday, with C Archer throwing 6.2 innings of 6-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.

Texas got the job done in their last match in a 8-5 victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday at Globe Life Park behind starter C Hamels.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Tampa Bay is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Texas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas's last 10 games

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Texas, Saturday, October 1st