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Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays Preview

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April 8, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Odds


Rangers Ballpark hosts an MLB battle between the Texas Rangers and the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.

It's a pitching duel between Alexi Ogando for the Rangers (1-0 on the year) and Jeremy Hellickson for Tampa Bay (0-0 so far).

View Tampa Bay vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rays were listed as +-161 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers sit at No. 15 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rays sit at an American League No. 13 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rays rank No. 10 in the American League at 7.8 hits per game. That compares with Texas’s No. 4 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the American League at home, scoring 4.7 runs per game.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 13-0 loser as they battled the Indians at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at +182 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Tampa Bay was routed on Sunday at Tropicana Field, having a 13-0 loss put on them by the Cleveland Indians in baseball betting action.

Texas won its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Angels on April 7. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -134 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Texas looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Angels, a 7-3 final on Sunday in support of Yu Darvish at Rangers Ballpark.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 10-0
Before playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Rays at Rangers trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Texas
Tampa Bay is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas' last 9 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Texas, Tuesday, April 9