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Texas Rangers take on the Tampa Bay Rays with Odds and Betting Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Texas Rangers invade Tropicana Field on Thursday.

The match puts starter Nick Martinez for the Texas Rangers on the hill facing Chris Archer for the Tampa Bay Rays. Martinez brings a 2-0 mark to the game, while Archer is 3-3 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Tampa Bay Rays in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -161 at BetOnline for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7.5 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.8-3.2 win for the Rays on Thursday. 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 sport a record of 15-13 heading into this matchup, while the Texas Rangers sit at 11-16 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Texas injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Tampa Bay Rays and the league No. 23-ranked Texas Rangers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 24 ranking for hits at 7.82 per game. By contrast, the Texas Rangers are rated No. 26 in the same category at 7.67 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Texas owns the No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas rolled to a 11-3 win against Houston on Wednesday, as Colby Lewis and the Rangers' bats led the team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Tampa Bay rolled to a 5-3 win against Boston on Wednesday, as Alex Colome and the Rays' bats led the team to victory at Fenway Park.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Tampa Bay, Friday, May 8th