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Texas Rangers Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Tampa Bay Rays

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

Matt Andriese gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 0-1 mark. In the other dugout, Ross Detwiler brings a 0-3 ledger to the game for the Texas Rangers as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

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 Saturday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7.5 at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rays to win this game 4.2-3.2. 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

16-14 Tampa Bay battles the Rangers, currently with a 12-17 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Texas injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tampa Bay Rays rated this week at No. 14 and the Texas Rangers sitting at No. 15.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay Rays No. 23 ranked offense (3.77 runs per game) against a Texas Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 20 at 4.62 runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have been averaging 7.83 hits per game, more than the Texas Rangers have managed so far this season (7.59 hits on average).

Tampa Bay owns the No. 5 defense, allowing 3.77 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas's No. 20-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-2 to Tampa Bay on Friday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games on the road
  • Texas is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 13 games
  • Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 15 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Tampa Bay, Sunday, May 10th