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Tampa Bay Sends Chris Archer vs Andrew Cashner in Texas Rangers vs Rays Game

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

For the Tampa Bay Rays, Chris Archer gets the ball, charged with keeping the Texas Rangers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Andrew Cashner, 4-8 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Texas Rangers were listed as 185 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.6-2.4 victory for 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 51-46 record to the battle against the 46-50 Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Texas injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 22-ranked Tampa Bay Rays and the No. 21-rated Texas Rangers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay Rays No. 16-rated offense, averaging 4.65 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers defense that ranks No. 15 at 4.78 in runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have averaged 8.71 hits per game so far, more than Texas Rangers batters have averaged on the year (7.94 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rangers beat Tampa Bay in extra innings, earning a 4-3 victory at Tropicana Field in MLB wagering action.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas's last 10 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 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Tampa Bay, Sunday, July 23rd