Sunday, August 23, 2009

Rangers-Rays Baseball Betting

The Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Tropicana Field.
The Rangers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Scott Feldman in this game. Feldman has a 12-4 record and a 3.65 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Rays will be David Price. The lefthander has a 5.03 ERA to go along with a 6-5 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 140-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game's total has not yet been posted.
Carlos Pena belted two home runs and drove in the winning run to lift the Rays to a 5-4 victory over the Rangers in 10 innings on Saturday. The Rays won that game as a -170 favorites, while the nine runs went as a PUSH against the posted over/under (9).
Pena finished 2-for-4 at the plate with four runs batted in. Grant Balfour improved to 5-2 with a scoreless ninth inning on the mound.
Michael Young homered and drove in a pair of runs for the Rangers, who were +150 underdogs. Jason Grilli surrendered the winning run and was tagged with the loss.
Current streak:
Texas has lost 2 straight games.
Tampa Bay has won 2 straight games.
Team records:
Texas: 68-54 SU
Tampa Bay: 67-55 SU
Texas most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Texas
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Next up:
Texas at NY Yankees, Tuesday, August 25
Tampa Bay at Toronto, Monday, August 24



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