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Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Betting Matchup Report

Texas RangersTampa Bay Rays
Sep 7, 1:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

80-62TEAM RECORD77-63

The Rays get a visit from the Texas Rangers in baseball action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

David Price will take the mound for Tampa Bay, and he'll carry a 12-12 record into the contest. Derek Holland gets the ball for Texas; he's 13-5 so far this season.

View Texas vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Tampa Bay sat as -165 favorites. The total was set at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 7 (Rays) and the No. 2 (Rangers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rangers rank No. 2 in the American League at 9.6 hits per game. That compares with Tampa Bay’s No. 13 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Texas owns the American League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.6 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

Texas was an 8-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Rays. They won as -131 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors. C.J. Wilson chucked 9 shutout innings at the Rays in their last game, striking out 6 in an 8-0 win against Tampa Bay in baseball action at Tropicana Field.

Next up:
Texas home to Oakland, Friday, September 9
Tampa Bay home to Boston, Friday, September 9