Both teams are in contention in the American League this season so this game should be a good one for gamblers looking to make a MLB bet.
MLB betting scheduling may favor the Rangers in this game. The Rays are playing the final game of a six-game road trip tonight while it is the last game of a 9-game homestand for Texas. MLB betting trends do favor the Rays though as before this MLB betting series began, they had won 12 of the last 20 meetings between the two teams and six of the last ten in Texas. Last season the Rays won four of the six games at Texas as MLB betting results showed. The MLB betting scores were 7-4, 7-0, 5-4, 12-4, 0-3 and 3-6.
You would think when Tampa Bay and Texas meet the games would go over the MLB betting total at the sports book. You would be right in Tampa Bay but wrong in Texas. The games at Texas have tended to stay under the MLB betting total. Before this series began, six of the last ten at Texas between the two teams had gone under the MLB bet total at the online sportsbook. Last year in the six meetings in Texas, four of the six games went under the MLB betting total.
Tampa Bay has been playing very well of late, mainly because their offense has come alive. The Rays had moved to #1 in the league in terms of runs scored as MLB betting stats show. Their pitching is just outside of the Top 10 and when the offense is clicking, that is good enough to win in MLB betting. Tampa has still struggled on the road though and that is one area of concern for gamblers looking at them with a MLB bet at the online sportsbook.
Texas has been solid at home this season and just average on the road. The Rangers offense has slipped in recent weeks though, in large part due to the absence of Josh Hamilton who has been injured. The Rangers pitching has been better than normal but not good enough to win games without some offensive support. With the Angels healthy again it could be only a matter of time before Texas falls out of the race.
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