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MLB Odds with Pick - Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Texas Rangers arrive at Tropicana Field on Friday.

It's a pitching duel between Matt Andriese for the Tampa Bay Rays (6-3 on the year) and Cole Hamels for Texas Rangers (12-4 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Texas Rangers listed as favorites of -135 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.4-2.6 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.

Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Rays bring a 50-69 record to the battle against the 72-50 Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Texas injuries news.

This game puts the Tampa Bay Rays, most recently No. 2 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Texas Rangers, who rate a No. 14 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay Rays No. 22-rated offense, averaging 4.18 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers defense that ranks No. 20 at 4.61 in runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have averaged 8.13 hits per game so far, less than Texas Rangers batters have averaged on the year (8.96 hits per game).

Defensively, Texas features the No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.38 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 at home, scoring 3.87 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas got the job done in their last match in a 6-2 victory over Oakland on Wednesday at Globe Life Park behind starter Y Darvish.

C Archer silenced the Padres bats in a 2-0 victory last time out versus San Diego at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games
  • Texas is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Tampa Bay, Saturday, August 20th