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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers – MLB – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Tampa Bay Rays (80-63) and Texas Rangers (62-81) square off in the first of a three-game series on Friday at Tropicana Field, at 7:10 PM ET. The Rays are coming off a series defeat to the Blue Jays, and the Rangers a series split with the Athletics.

The Rays are favored at home (-146) versus the Rangers (+123). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Tampa Bay Rays looking to Corey Kluber (10-8), and Martin Perez (11-6) getting the nod for the Texas Rangers. The contest has a set total of 7.

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Rays vs. Rangers Last 10 Games Betting Performance

Rays

  • Tampa Bay was the moneyline favorite in four of its last 10 games, and went 3-1 in those matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings, the Rays and their opponents combined to go over the total five times (all 10 games had set totals).
  • Tampa Bay’s ATS record is 5-5-0 over its past 10 games.

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Rangers

  • In seven games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by bookmakers, Texas has a record of 3-4.
  • The Rangers and their opponents have combined to hit the over four times in their last 10 games with a total.
  • Texas is 6-4-0 ATS over its last 10 games.
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Rays vs. Rangers Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Corey Kluber

  • The Rays have a 15-12-0 ATS record in Kluber’s 27 starts with a set spread.
  • The Rays are 11-8 in Kluber’s 19 starts this season with Tampa Bay as the moneyline favorite.
  • Kluber’s team has a 15-12 record in his starts this season.
  • Kluber has started 27 contests with a total set by bookmakers this season. The teams have combined to hit the over in 12 of them.

Projected starter: Martín Pérez

  • When Pérez starts, his team is 21-7-0 against the spread this season.
  • His team is 8-6 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.
  • Pérez’s team has an 18-10 record in his starts this season.
  • Games started by Pérez have an 15-12-1 record at hitting the over this season.

Rays Batting Leaders

  • Yandy Diaz leads the Rays with a team-best batting average of .294.
  • Among all hitters in MLB action, Diaz’s home run total ranks 183rd and his RBI tally ranks 100th.
  • Diaz heads into this matchup on a two-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .353 with a home run, a walk and three RBI.
  • Randy Arozarena has hit 19 home runs with 79 RBI. Both lead his team.
  • Arozarena ranks 61st in home runs among hitters in MLB and 26th in RBI.
  • Harold Ramirez has 20 doubles, six home runs and 18 walks while batting .315.
  • David Peralta is batting .254 with 28 doubles, three triples, 12 home runs and 36 walks.
  • Peralta enters this game on a two-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .294 with two walks and an RBI.

Rangers Batting Leaders

  • Marcus Semien has been key for Texas with 23 home runs, 75 RBI and a batting average of .247 this season.
  • Among all batters in the big leagues, Semien’s home run total is 39th, and his RBI total is 36th.
  • Semien takes a four-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .348 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs and six RBI.
  • Corey Seager is slugging .451 this season, with a team-best 30 homers while driving in 76 runs.
  • Seager ranks 12th overall in homers and 35th in RBI this year.
  • Adolis Garcia leads Texas in RBI with 92 while batting .253 with 25 home runs.
  • Garcia has safely hit in six straight games. During his last 10 games he is hitting .273 with four doubles, a triple, three home runs, five walks and nine RBI.
  • Nate Lowe leads Texas with a .309 batting average. He’s also hit 24 homers and has 69 RBI.
  • Lowe has hit safely in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .421 with two doubles, two walks and an RBI.

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