|Game||Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays|
|Date & Time||Wednesday September 11, 2019, 8:05 PM (EDT)|
Globe Life Park Arlington, TX
TB -150 O/U 9.5
The Tampa Bay Rays play game two of a three-game series on the road in Arlington on Wednesday against the Texas Rangers. Tampa Bay was idle on Monday and the Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday 8-3. Tampa Bay’s Tyler Glasnow returned and pitched two innings with five strikeouts after being out for four months with a right forearm strain. The Rays swept the Blue Jays in the four-game series.
The Rangers were off Monday and Texas won its fourth straight Sunday beating the Baltimore Orioles 10-4 and sweeping the Orioles in their four-game series. Nick Solak collected three hits and drove in four runs for the Rangers, while Rougned Odor and Ronald Guzman each hit home runs for Texas. The four-game sweep was the first for Texas in Baltimore in more than 37 years.
Austin Meadows is leading Tampa Bay with a .288 batting average, in home runs with 28 and in RBIs with 78. Tommy Pham leads in hits with 141. Tampa Bay is averaging .253 at the plate, while opponents are averaging .232. Tampa Bay has not yet announced its starting pitcher for Wednesday’s game with the Rangers.
Elvis Andrus is leads Texas with a .274 batting average and in hits with 145. Danny Santana leads Texas with 24 home runs, while Rougned Odor leads in RBIs with 75. Texas is averaging .248 at the plate, while opponents are averaging .267. On Wednesday, the Rangers will send Ariel Jurado to the mound. The right-hander is 7-10 with an ERA of 5.40, 78 Ks and 34 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends
- Tampa Bay is 27-11 in its last 38
- The OVER has cashed each of the Rays last 4 on the road
- Texas is 4-0 in its last 4
- The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Rangers last 7 at home
Texas has won each of its last 4, each of its last 4 versus an opponent from the American League East and each of its last 4 played on grass. Tampa Bay has lost 5 of the last 7 played on the road against an opponent with a winning record at home and 4 of its last 5 on the road overall. The Rays don’t like Wednesday having lost 7 of the last 10 played on that day. Final Score Prediction, Texas Rangers win 7-5.