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Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays odds, tips and betting trends | May 31

The Tampa Bay Rays (28-20) and Texas Rangers (23-24) will clash on Tuesday at Globe Life Field, starting at 8:05 PM ET.

The Rangers are a home favorite (-133) against the Rays (+113). The Rangers will give the ball to Martin Perez (3-2) against the Rays and Ryan Yarbrough (0-1).

These clubs meet again following the Rangers’ 9-5 victory over the Rays yesterday. Glenn Otto (6.0 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 4 K) picked up the win for the Rangers. Mitch Garver went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI to lead the team on offense. Drew Rasmussen (3.0 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 3 K) was credited with the loss on the mound for the Rays.

To prepare for this Rangers vs. Rays matchup, here’s everything you need to prepare for Tuesday’s MLB action.

Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: Rangers (-133, bet $133 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Rays (+113, bet $100 to win $113)
  • Over/under: 8

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Rangers Stats and Trends

Rangers Betting Records

  • This season, the Rangers have been favored 12 times and won five, or 41.7%, of those games.
  • Texas has entered six games this season favored by -133 or more and is 3-3 in those contests.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rangers have a 57.1% chance to win.
  • So far this season, Texas and its opponents have hit the over in 21 of their 47 games with a total.
  • In 47 games with a spread this season, the Rangers are 29-18-0 ATS.

Martín Pérez (Rangers Probable Starter)

  • The Rangers will send Perez (3-2) to the mound for his 10th start this season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Friday, when he tossed seven innings while giving up one earned run on four hits in a matchup with the Oakland Athletics.
  • The 31-year-old has pitched in nine games this season with an ERA of 1.60, a 3.143 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of .976.
  • He’s looking to extend his seven-game quality start streak.
  • Pérez has pitched five or more innings in seven straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • The Rays rank 15th in MLB with 203 runs scored this season. They have a .234 batting average this campaign with 48 home runs (15th in the league).
  • Among qualified pitchers this season, the 31-year-old’s 1.60 ERA ranks first, .976 WHIP ranks 11th, and 7.0 K/9 ranks 46th.

Rangers Batting Stats

  • The Rangers’ 53 home runs rank 10th in Major League Baseball.
  • Fueled by 116 extra-base hits, the Rangers rank 21st in MLB with a .377 slugging percentage this season.
  • Texas’ .233 batting average ranks 21st in the league this season.
  • The Rangers have scored 208 runs (4.4 per game) this season, which ranks 12th in MLB.
  • Texas is among the worst in the league at getting on base, ranking 26th with an OBP of .295.
  • The Rangers rank 12th with an average of 8.3 strikeouts per game.

Rays Stats and Trends

Rays Betting Records

  • The Rays have been underdogs in 12 games this season and have come away with the win six times (50%) in those contests.
  • Tampa Bay has been listed as an underdog of +113 or more on two occasions this season and split those games.
  • The Rays have an implied victory probability of 46.9% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Contests with Tampa Bay have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 22 of 48 chances this season.
  • The Rays have posted a record of 23-25-0 against the spread this season.

Ryan Yarbrough (Rays Probable Starter)

  • Yarbrough (0-1) takes the mound first for the Rays in his fifth start of the season. He has a 3.98 ERA in 20 1/3 innings pitched, with 17 strikeouts.
  • In his last appearance on Thursday, the left-hander threw 5 1/3 innings against the New York Yankees, giving up two earned runs while surrendering two hits.
  • During five games this season, the 30-year-old has amassed a 3.98 ERA and 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .253 to opposing batters.
  • Yarbrough has pitched five or more innings in a game two times this season heading into this matchup.
  • The opposing Rangers offense has a collective .233 batting average, and is 20th in the league with 368 total hits and 12th in MLB play with 208 runs scored. They have the 21st-ranked slugging percentage (.377) and are 10th in all of MLB with 53 home runs.

Rays Batting Stats

  • The Rays average 1.0 home run per game to rank 15th in MLB action with 48 total home runs .
  • So far this year, the Rays’ .381 slugging percentage is 18th in the league.
  • Tampa Bay’s .234 batting average ranks 17th in MLB.
  • The Rays score the 15th-most runs in baseball (203 total, 4.2 per game).
  • Tampa Bay ranks 25th in the league with a .297 on-base percentage.
  • The Rays strike out 8.6 times per game, the No. 19 mark in the league.

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