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Yovani Gallardo, Nate Karns Take Mound in Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays Tilt

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to improve on a 15-14 record when they take on the Texas Rangers, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Friday.

Nate Karns gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 1-1 mark. In the other dugout, Yovani Gallardo brings a 2-4 ledger to the game for the Texas Rangers as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Tampa Bay sat as -130 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 7.5, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.8-3.4 win for the Rays on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.8-3.4 result in favor of the Rays today. 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 15-14 heading into this matchup, while the Texas Rangers sit at 12-16 on the season 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. 14 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Texas Rangers, who rate a No. 15 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Texas Rangers rank No. 26 at 7.64 hits per game. That compares with the Tampa Bay Rays No. 25 ranking in that category.

Texas brings the No. 19-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays's No. 6-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rangers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Chris Archer and the Rays 5-4 on Thursday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Texas is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Tampa Bay, Saturday, May 9th