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(73-50) Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays (50-70)
Date: Sunday, August 21st, 2016
Time: 1:10PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St.Petersburg, FL.
Projected Pitchers: Martin Perez vs Drew Smyly
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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The Rays host the AL leading Texas Rangers on Sunday afternoon to close their series out.
The Rangers have been playing well and have won four games in a row.
The Rays are on a bit of a roll themselves, winning four of their last five games.
Martin Perez is pitching for the Rangers, he’s 8-8 with a 4.09 ERA and 1.41 WHIP.
Drew Smyly is on the mound for the Rays, he’s 5-11 with a 4.85 ERA and 1.26 WHIP.
The Rangers have been playing well rounded ball and have been winning to prove it’s working.
They’ve scored 22 runs over their last four games by scoring either five or six in each of those games. The best part about that is that they are scoring consistently rather than in spurts which sets them up to win every game.
They’ve also only allowed 10 runs in those four games.
Martin Perez has had a seesaw of a season but was great in three of his last four starts.
In those three starts, he’s given up just four runs and gave up five over seven innings in the other start.
So that not so good start wasn’t horrible once you combine it with what he did in the other three starts.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays are playing great ball at the moment but this has been typical of them throughout the season, as can be the case for even the worst teams in the league.
They are hot, scoring 39 runs over their last five games! However, they’ve scored just four runs in their last two so it looks as if they have come back down to earth.
Drew Smyly has been incredible over his last five starts. He’s been one of the leagues best since July 23rd.
Over his last five starts he’s given up just eight runs!
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rangers have won four games in a row
- Rangers have scored 22 runs over their last four games
- Rangers totals have been under five of their last six games
- Rays have won four of their last five games
- Rays have scored four runs in their last two games
- Rays totals have been under two games in a row
Free Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
The Rangers take the offensive battle in this one because they average more on the season and just do it more consistently despite the Rays having a three game spike in runs. The Rays have come back down to normal production in their last two games.
The pitching matchup is a good one as both pitchers have done well. Smyly has been incredible but Perez has done well himself in his last two starts.
The slight pitching edge goes to Smyly but the Texas offense should prevail.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Rangers ML
This one is likely to stay under because of the great pitching that is on the mound.
The Rangers will tack on a few more than the Rays though.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Rangers 4-2
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