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Texas Rangers Favored by -117 Against Tampa Bay Rays on Friday

The Texas Rangers will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Rays in Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field on Friday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

Tampa Bay hands the ball to starter Alex Cobb in this one and he'll try to improve on his 8-6 mark on the year. Texas counters with Yu Darvish, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rays bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays were listed as 107 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.5-1.9 win for the Rays on Friday. 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

51-45 Tampa Bay battles the Rangers, currently with a 45-50 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Texas injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers odds would favor the Rangers if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 22 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Texas is at No. 21.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has baseball's No. 16-rated offensive output, at 8.74 hits per game. The Texas Rangers average 7.95 hits per game, good for No. 28 on the list.

Defensively, Texas features the No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.06 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 at home, scoring 4.96 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rangers endured a 9-7 loss at the hands of the Orioles on Thursday, with C Hamels throwing 5.1 innings of 9-hit ball at Camden Yards.

Tampa Bay suffered a 7-2 loss against Oakland on Wednesday, as Jacob Faria wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Texas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 9 games
  • Texas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Tampa Bay, Saturday, July 22nd