Free MLB Pick: Rays vs. Rangers Odds
Looking for Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers free mlb predictions? MLB betting sees the Rays taking on the Rangers on Thursday September 12th, 2019 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions like this Rays Rangers free pick.
2019 MLB Season
Date: Thursday September 12th, 2019
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX
Projected Pitchers: Brendan McKay vs. Kolby Allard
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -163 | Rangers +132
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 10
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Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays might as well prepare for a dog fight for the AL wild card spot down the stretch. Despite going 8-2 over their last 10, Tampa Bay has just a 0.5 game lead over Oakland and a 1 game lead over Cleveland for the top spot.
A very winnable game (TB -163) vs. Texas is a must-have for Tampa Bay on Thursday. The thing is the Rangers have been no pushover lately 5 of their last 6. That includes a 10-9 victory over the Rays on Wednesday night.
Tampa Bay has split this series so far after a 5-3 win on Tuesday. That victory was the Rays 6th in a row, a streak that was obviously laid to rest with Wednesday’s loss in Arlington.
Pitching has been great for Tampa Bay lately (5 of the last 7 opponents with 3 runs or less) and Brendan McKay will try to continue that trend.
The lefty may have learned something after a stint in the minors as he went 3.2 innings of 1-hit ball vs. the Blue Jays in his return to the big leagues.
Tampa Bay heads off to LAA for their next series but the Rays aren’t really a fade just because it’s getaway day. For one, the Rays are trying to hold off fierce competition in the AL.
Two, they are an impressive 44-27 on the road this year.
The Rangers do have some momentum after sweeping the Orioles in Baltimore and then coming back home to split with the Rays through 2 games. Texas is 40-30 at home on the year.
The Rangers start Kolby Allard on Thursday. He is also a lefty and has been impressive as of late, notching wins in three straight starts while allowing just 3 ER total (18.1 IP). Thursday marks Allard’s 7th start of the year.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays are 13-5 last 18 road games
- Rays are 28-11 last 39 overall
- Rangers are 4-1 last 5 overall
- Rays are 5-0 last 5 in Texas
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
The Rays are the better team with more to play for in this one but there’s no value at such a high number. Texas can surprise, especially when they seem to have the pitching edge on paper at least.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Rangers +132
Tampa Bay should win this one – doesn’t mean they will though.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Rangers 5 – Rays 4
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