Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 31 (5/31): MLB

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 31 (5/31): MLB

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Odds

Time 8:05 p.m. EST
Rays money line +115
Rays run line +1.5 (-170)
Rangers money line -120
Rangers run line -1.5 (+150)
Over / under 8

 

Key stats

  Tampa Bay Rays Texas Rangers
Record 28-20 23-24
Road / home record 11-9 11-12
Last 10 record 5-5 6-4
Streak L1 W1
Over / under record 22-24-2 21-20-6
Runs / game 4.21 4.33
Runs allowed / game 3.91 4.20

 

Preview

The Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays will play the 2nd game of the series at the Globe Life Field on Tuesday night. The Rangers took the win 9-5 in the first of the series.

Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays get here with a 28-20 record and have lost 3 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:

Ryan Yarbrough (0-1, 3.98 ERA) will be on the mound for the Rays in the 2nd game of the series. Yarbrough allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits and a walk while striking out five across 5.1 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Yankees.  The last time he faced the Rangers he took the loss allowing 6 runs in 6 innings.

Texas Rangers

The Rangers get here with a 23-24 record and have won 5 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 4.3 runs per game and allowing 4.20 runs. Corey Seager is batting for .239 AVG and has 10 home runs. Adolis Garcia leads with 29 RBI and 7 home runs.

Martin Perez leads the pitching staff with a 1.60 ERA, 44 strikeouts and 3 wins recorded for the Rangers.

Probable Pitcher:  Martin Perez (3-2, 1.60 ERA)

Perez will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Rangers. Otto earned the win over the Angels on Wednesday, allowing one run over five innings. He gave up three hits, walked two and struck out seven. In his last 3 starts against the Rays he has a 7.07 ERA and 15 strikeouts across 14 innings pitched.

BETTING TRENDS

Tampa Bay are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games on the road.

Tampa Bay are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against Texas.

Texas are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.

Texas are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.

Prediction

The Rangers offense continue to stay hot as they are averaging 7.2 runs per game in their last 6 games and they'll send their best pitcher to the mound. Perez has been outstanding and leads the MLB with a 1.60 ERA. The Rays will be in trouble against him so expect the Rangers to take advantage of this and take the win again. 

PICK: Rangers ML (-120)

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