Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 2 (6/2): MLB

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 2 (6/2): MLB

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Time 2:05 p.m. EST
Rays money line -135
Rays run line -1.5 (+135)
Rangers money line +113
Rangers run line +1.5 (-160)
Over / under 8.5


Key stats

  Tampa Bay Rays Texas Rangers
Record 29-21 24-25
Road / home record 12-10 12-13
Last 10 record 5-5 6-4
Streak W1 L1
Over / under record 22-26-2 21-22-6
Runs / game 4.21 4.33
Runs allowed / game 3.91 4.20



The Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays will play the 4th game of the series at the Globe Life Field on Thursday. The Rays took the win in the third game of the series 4-3 in extra innings and will try to tie this series on Thursday game.

Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays get here with a 29-21 record and have won 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.21 runs while allowing 3.9 runs per game. Margot leads the team, batting for a .314 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:

Corey Kluber (1-2, 4.03 ERA) will be on the mound for the Rays in the 4th game of the series. Kluber allowed a run on three hits and struck out five in six innings versus the Yankees on Saturday. He did not factor in the decision. In his last 3 starts against the Rangers he has a 1.91 ERA and 14 strikeouts across 14.10 innings pitched.

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.

Jon Gray struck out a season-high 12 batters over seven innings and exited with a 2-1 lead for Texas.

Probable Pitcher:  Taylor Hearn (3-3, 5.36 ERA)

Hearn will be on the mound in the 4th game of the series for the Rangers. Hearn picked up the win in Saturday's 11-4 rout of the A's, giving up three runs (two earned) on eight hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out five.


Tampa Bay are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games against Texas.

Tampa Bay are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games on the road.

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

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


The Rays denied the Rangers to take this series beating them 4-3 on Wednesday. Now they will send Corey Kluber to the mound who's coming from a great start against the Yankees and has dominated the Rangers in the last 3 meetings. The Rangers offense has slowed down a bit scoring 3 runs per game in the last 2. With Taylor Hearn holding a high ERA the Rays won't have issues to score on this game. Take the Rays.

PICK: Rays ML (-135)

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