Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, MLB Baseball Odds, Las Vegas Sports Betting, Picks and Predictions

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46-50, 4th in American League West July 22, 7:10 PM | Turf of Tropicana Field 51-46, 3rd in American League East
Texas at Tampa Bay, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:10 PM ET, Saturday, July 22, 2017
Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1
PITCHING MATCHUP: Rangers RH Andrew Cashner (4-8, 3.58 ERA) vs. Rays RH Chris Archer (7-5, 3.91)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Texas Rangers  [A. Cashner -R] +1½ -135 +167 Ov 8½ -110
Tampa Bay Rays [C. Archer -R] -1½ +115 -177 Un 8½ -110
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The fans at Tropicana Field will be treated to a game between the Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays when they take their seats on Saturday.

The Rangers will give the ball to starter Andrew Cashner in this one. Right hander Cashner is 4-8 this season with a 3.58 ERA.

Starting this game for the Rays will be Chris Archer. The right hander has a 3.98 ERA to go along with a 7-5 record this season.

Cashner posted two quality starts to open July, including 6 2/3 innings of a three-run ball in a loss at Baltimore on Monday. The 30-year-old TCU product has struck out 43 versus 38 walks in 88 innings this year and is 2-6 with a 4.33 ERA in nine starts on the road (2-2, 2.50 at home). Cashner, who has been in the National League most of his career, faces Tampa Bay for the first time and Shane Peterson is 3-for-5 with a double and triple against him.

Archer has completed at least six innings in 11 straight outings and owns eight quality starts in that stretch but just one victory in the last four. The 28-year-old North Carolina native has struck out 25 in 18 2/3 innings over three July starts and fanned 156 overall in 129 frames with 43 walks. Archer (1-2, 5.30 ERA versus Texas) has handled Mike Napoli (2-for-22, 13 strikeouts), while Andrus (7-for-15, three doubles) has given him trouble.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 177-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers showed some signs of life in the opener and a series victory is there for the taking when they visit the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday in the second of a three-game set. The Rangers rallied in the ninth inning for two runs, while Andrus snapped out of his slump with three hits Friday, including a homer, and his infield single knocked in the winning run in the 10th for a 4-3 win.

Andrus was just 2-for-33 in the previous eight outings before going 3-for-5 on Friday to improve his career batting average against the Rays to .323 as Texas put an end to a frustrating five-game slide. Andrew Cashner will try to help the Rangers put together a winning streak when he takes the mound against Tampa Bay All-Star Chris Archer, who gave up four runs over seven innings in a no-decision at Texas on May 31. The Rays wasted a chance to win for the seventh time in nine games Friday when starter Alex Cobb allowed a double to Joey Gallo and a two-run shot to Shin-Soo Choo within three pitches to open the ninth. “These guys will be frustrated tonight, but they’ll come to the ballpark (Saturday) and be ready to go,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash told reporters after the loss.

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Rangers on July 21. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -130 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

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Team record: 46-50 SU
Texas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas’s last 10 games

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 51-46 SU
Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games

Next up:
Texas at Tampa Bay Sunday, July 23


1. Tampa Bay LF/DH Corey Dickerson homered Friday and is 5-for-8 in the last two contests.

2. Choo is 6-for-15 with a pair of homers, five RBIs and four walks during a four-game hitting streak.

3. Rays RHP Alex Colome boasts a major-league best 46 saves since the 2016 All-Star break.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Tampa Bay Rays will win outright at -177 and the game will go over 8½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Rays 6, Rangers 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

4.88 RUNS 4.65
4.78 RUNS AGNST 4.49
0.09 DIFF 0.15
-$57 MONEY $409
4.42 TEAM ERA 4.14
7.94 OFF HITS 8.71
3.29 OFF WALKS 3.45
9.08 OFF Ks 9.61
8.85 DEF HITS 8.38
3.32 DEF WALKS 3.29
7.09 DEF Ks 7.96
Shin-Soo Choo OF 15-Day Disabled List
Colby Lewis P 15-Day disabled List
Tanner Scheppers P 60-Day Disabled List
Prince Fielder DH 15-Day Disabled List
Lucas Harrell P 15-Day Disabled List
Shawn Tolleson P 60-Day Disabled List
Desmond Jennings OF 15-Day Disabled List
Oswaldo Arcia OF 15-Day Disabled List
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas’s last 10 games
Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Tampa Bay’s last 16 games at home
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 8 games when playing at home against Texas
Texas’s Overall Scoring vs Tampa Bay’s Overall Defense 4.9 3 4.5 6
Texas’s Away Scoring vs Tampa Bay’s Home Defense 4.3 12 4.2 4
Texas’s Road ERA vs Tampa Bay’s Home ERA Allowed 4.9 10 4.7 7
Tampa Bay’s Overall Scoring vs Texas’s Overall Defense 4.7 8 4.8 8
Tampa Bay’s Home Scoring vs Texas’s Road Defense 4.9 5 5.0 10
Tampa Bay’s Home ERA vs Texas’s Road ERA Allowed 3.9 4 3.9 12
Rangers are second best in K’s per game with 6.6.
Rays lead the league in walks with 3.6 per game.
Rays have the best hits allowed in the league, allowing 8.1 per game.
Rays are third in the league in striking out opponents with 8.1 per game.


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