The Texas Rangers return home and they couldn’t be more excited. The Rangers, who went 3-6 in their recent nine-game road stretch, have won their past eight in Arlington while averaging six runs per game in that span. Elvis Andrus and company will kick off an eight-game homestand when they host the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.
– Shark Bites
- Evan Longoria is 6-for-12 with 5 RBIs in his career against Martin Perez.
- The Rays are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games as road underdogs.
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the Rays’ last 8 games.
Left-hander Martin Perez, who starts for the Rangers in the series opener, has been a consistent presence in the rotation. Through his first 10 starts of the season, Perez has allowed three or fewer runs eight times and has thrown at least 6.0 innings on six occasions.
Despite finding himself on the mound for relief duty in the Rays’ 15-inning victory over the Twins yesterday, Erasmo Ramirez is still scheduled to make the start Monday. The righty only threw 12 pitches and recorded the save, so his arm was far from taxed in that appearance. Ramirez has posted a 2.76 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP in three starts since being promoted from the bullpen.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Texas Rangers were listed as -105 moneyline earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 10 earlier at Bovada.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.6-3.4 result in favor of the Rays. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Texas (25-26) will face the 27-26 Rays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Tampa Bay injuries news.
According to MLB Power Rankings here, it’s the No. 10-ranked Texas Rangers and the No. 6-rated Tampa Bay Rays in this matchup.
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Tampa Bay Rays rank No. 17 at 8.49 hits per game. That compares with the Texas Rangers No. 26 ranking in that category.
Texas owns the No. 15 defense, allowing 4.65 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay’s No. 6-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Tampa Bay won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating Minnesota 8-6 in extra innings at Target Field.
Texas rolled to a 3-1 win against Toronto on Sunday, as A Cashner and the Rangers’ bats led the team to victory at Rogers Centre.
- Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay’s last 8 games
- Tampa Bay is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- Texas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Texas is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
- Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- Texas is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Tampa Bay at Texas, Tuesday, May 30th