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2021 MLB Handicapping
(3-6) Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays (4-5)
Date: Tuesday, April 13th, 2020
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Projected Pitchers: Kyle Gibson vs. Ryan Yarbrough
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers +155 | Rays -180
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rays -1.5 (+110)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
Runs were at a premium when the Rangers visited the Rays in the series opener on Monday, when Tampa Bay scored a 1-0 win on a lone Willy Adames HR in the 7th inning.
Regardless of a hard fought battle in game one, oddsmakers like Tampa Bay big at home on Tuesday night as -180 favorites. That’s what happens when Texas has lost four in a row, and is in last in the West.
Texas had their chances on Monday in a game that featured just 3 hits from each team. Well, then again maybe the Rangers were lucky to even get those 3 hits (all singles) as they K’d 14 times against TB starter Tyler Glasnow.
Offensive struggles are nothing new to the Rangers, who have now failed to score even a single run in three of their last four games. That would make Tuesday’s O/U of 8 look like a solid under play, as four of the last five Texas games have come in below the total.
10 games into the 2021 season, the Rangers offense has almost been split in half. They plated 7+ runs in 3 of the first 5 games this season, but have now been held to 6 total over the last 5.
Either way, Kyle Gibson (1-0, 7.11 ERA) shouldn’t expect a whole lot of run support in this matchup. The right-hander is also an enigma so far, failing to get out of the 1st inning with 5ER in his opener, but throwing 6.0 IP of shutout ball in game two.
Tampa Bay Rays
Adames helped savage a wonderful start by Glasnow. The Rays pitcher looked in line for a no decision until Adames sent a 95-MPH fastball from Taylor Hearn into the left-field stands.
Glasnow ended up going 7.2 IP, while allowing just 2 hits. The Rangers were shut out for the 2nd straight game, and are 0-2 over that span even while allowing just 3 total runs in the two defeats.
It was ugly, but Tampa Bay did their part in surviving the letdown game. The Rays had a very successful weekend in taking 2 of 3 from the Yankees, even though both teams still trail the Red Sox by 1.5 games.
Can Ryan Yarbrough deliver an encore act following Glasnow’s gem on Monday? Just like Gibson, Yarbrough has been hit/miss in his two starts this year allowing 0ER in his first start but serving up 6ER in 5.0IP vs. the Red Sox last week.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 17-42 last 59 road games
- Rangers are 8-22 last 30 vs. LH starter
- Over is 4-1-1 in Rangers last 6 overall
- Under is 5-2-2 in Rangers last 8 vs. LH starter
- Rays are 39-13 last 52 as a home favorite
- Over is 7-1 in Rays last 8 overall
- Rangers are 3-7 last 10 meetings
Free Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
There’s not a ton of value laying -175 on Tampa Bay, even though they played well vs. the Yankees. Yarbrough is just too much of a wild card – and although he could be great, not at that price.
Gibson is only one start removed from his atrocious season opener however. Both of these pitchers have an ‘on’ game and an ‘off’ game this year, so what’s coming next?
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER 8
This one could very easily get out of hand, total-wise, since pitchers have shown the tendency to get rocked for 6 ER or more. With how bad the Rangers offense is lately though, got to play the low scorer.
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