Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 1 (6/1): MLB

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 1 (6/1): MLB

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Time 8:05 p.m. EST
Rays money line -128
Rays run line -1.5 (+135)
Rangers money line +107
Rangers run line +1.5 (-160)
Over / under 7.5


Key stats

  Tampa Bay Rays Texas Rangers
Record 28-21 24-24
Road / home record 11-10 12-12
Last 10 record 5-5 6-4
Streak L2 W2
Over / under record 22-25-2 21-21-6
Runs / game 4.21 4.33
Runs allowed / game 3.91 4.20



The Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays will play the 3rd game of the series at the Globe Life Field on Wednesday night. The Rangers took the win 3-0 in the second of the series. Perez pitched 7 scoreless innings.

Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays get here with a 28-21 record and have lost 4 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 4.21 runs while allowing 3.9 runs per game. Margot leads the team, batting for a .339 avg with 3 home runs and 23 RBI. Kiermaier has 6 home runs for the Rays.

Shane McClanahan leads the team with a 2.01 ERA, 81 strikeouts and 5 wins recorded for the Rays.

Probable Pitcher:

Jeffrey Springs (2-2, 1.62 ERA) will be on the mound for the Rays in the 3rd game of the series. Springs took the loss Friday as the Rays fell 2-0 to the Yankees, giving up two runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out six without walking a batter.

Texas Rangers

The Rangers get here with a 24-24 record and have won 6 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.3 runs per game and allowing 4.20 runs. Corey Seager is batting for .232 AVG and has 11 home runs. Adolis Garcia leads with 31 RBI and 8 home runs.

Martin Perez leads the pitching staff with a 1.42 ERA, 49 strikeouts and 4 wins recorded for the Rangers.

Probable Pitcher:  Jon Gray (1-2, 5.56 ERA)

Gray will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Rangers. Gray yielded five runs on five hits and three walks over six frames in Friday's win against Oakland. He struck out five and did not factor in the decision.


Tampa Bay are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against Texas.

Tampa Bay are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games.

Texas are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.


Ryan Yarbrough slowed down a bit the Rangers offense as they could only score 3 runs in the last game but it was enough to win the game thanks to Martin Perez performance. This time the Rangers will send Jon Gray who has been pounded all season so expect the Rays to get some runs early in the game and Springs should hold the Rangers enough to help the team to win the game.

PICK: Rays ML (-128)

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