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

The Texas Rangers (63-81) visit the Tampa Bay Rays (80-64) at 6:10 PM ET on Saturday.

The Rangers are an underdog away (+120) versus the Rays (-140). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Tampa Bay Rays looking to Shawn Armstrong (2-2), and Jon Gray (7-6) getting the nod for the Texas Rangers. The over/under in the game is set at 6.5 total runs.

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Rays vs. Rangers Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • Tampa Bay played as the moneyline favorite for four of its last 10 games, and finished 2-2 in those matchups.
  • Over their last 10 matchups, the Rays and their opponents combined to go over the run total four times (all 10 games had set totals).
  • Tampa Bay’s ATS record is 4-6-0 over its past 10 games.

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  • Texas has played as the underdog in seven of its past 10 games and has gone 4-3 in those contests.
  • The Rangers and their opponents have combined to hit the over four times in their last 10 games with a total.
  • Texas has six wins against the spread in its last 10 chances.

Rays vs. Rangers Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Shawn Armstrong

  • Armstrong has started just one game with a set spread, which the Rays covered.
  • The Rays have not been a moneyline favorite when Armstrong starts this season.
  • His team lost the only matchup he’s made an appearance in this season.
  • Armstrong’s lone start with a total this season went under.

Projected starter: Jon Gray

  • Gray’s team is 13-7-0 against the spread in his starts this season.
  • His team is 7-7 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.
  • In games Gray has started, his team is 10-10.
  • Games Gray has started this season hit the over 12 times in 20 chances.

Rays Batting Leaders

  • Yandy Diaz paces the Rays with a team-best batting average of .293.
  • Diaz’s home runs rank 185th in MLB and he ranks 102nd in RBI in MLB.
  • Diaz enters this matchup on a three-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .333 with a home run, a walk and three RBI.
  • Randy Arozarena has shown off his power as he paces his team with 19 home runs and 79 runs batted in.
  • Among all MLB hitters, Arozarena ranks 61st in home runs and 28th in RBI.
  • Harold Ramirez is hitting .313 with 20 doubles, six home runs and 18 walks.
  • David Peralta is hitting .254 with 28 doubles, three triples, 12 home runs and 36 walks.
  • Peralta heads into this game on a two-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .294 with two walks and an RBI.

Rangers Batting Leaders

  • Marcus Semien has been key for Texas with 146 hits, an OBP of .305 plus a slugging percentage of .432.
  • In all of Major League Baseball, Semien is 39th in home runs and 36th in RBI.
  • Semien takes a five-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .435 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs and six RBI.
  • Corey Seager’s 30 home runs are most among Texas batters. He’s driven in 78 runs this season while slugging .452.
  • Seager currently is 12th in home runs and 32nd in RBI in the big leagues.
  • Nate Lowe is batting .308 to lead Texas, while adding 25 homers and 71 runs batted in this season.
  • Lowe takes a three-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is batting .316 with a double, a home run, two walks and two RBI.
  • Adolis Garcia leads Texas in runs batted in (92) this season. He’s batting .253 while slugging .462.
  • Garcia has hit safely in seven straight games. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .273 with three doubles, a triple, three home runs, five walks and eight RBI.

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