Free MLB Pick: Rangers vs Rays Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Thursday, April 15th, 2020
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Projected Pitchers: Jordan Lyles vs. Rich Hill
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers +155 | Rays -175
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rays -1.5 (+110)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
I am amazed whenever there is a game where the Rangers are actually competitive. Their pitching is awful and their lineup mostly unproven.
If you can’t tell I am down on the Rangers this season. Yes, they have some wins already but I would not want to back them. It feels like any game could be a 8-3 loss. Isn’t Joey Gallo supposed to be good.
Jordan Lyles has been respectable so far this season. I don’t want to get behind him against a team like the Rays but his numbers have been OK. I am just expecting a crash.
Texas is going to need a good bullpen and right now they are getting bombed. The group is already 0-4 and tied for last in the Majors in WAR. There is just nobody you need to worry about back there.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays have yet to find their groove this season. That doesn’t mean they won’t but you do have to wonder about this team more than others. When you go guy by guy there is not a lot there.
Rich Hill was the perfect pickup or the Rays. He is basically an opener who has experience as a starter. He should probably only be allowed to go once through the order so he can do more than one inning.
No team uses its bullpen more than the Rays. Right now they are below league average and that is definitely not going to cut it if they are going to be winners again. You have to wonder if they can get the magic back.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 8-3 in their last 11 games with the total set at 6.5 or lower.
- Rangers are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. American League East.
- Rangers are 7-3 in their last 10 road games with the total set at 6.5 or lower.
- Rays are 41-11 in their last 52 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Rays are 40-12 in their last 52 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Rays are 6-2 in their last 8 games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
Free Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
The Rays on the run line look like the only smart play to me. I am not totally sold on Hill but the total package on the team is how you want to play this one.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Rays Run Line
I might also look at a team total over on the Rays. I think they can hit Lyles pretty good.
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