Tampa Bay Rays (@1.8) vs Texas Rangers (@2.0)

Our Prediction:

Tampa Bay Rays will win

Tampa Bay Rays – Texas Rangers Match Prediction | 10-09-2019 20:05

The Rangers are strong on the batting side, but their pitching staff has not been very good in the past recent games. As a whole team, Texas is holding an ERA of 4.74 and they have taken out a total of 673 opponent hitters. Texas Rangers are holding a decent overall average of .256 on the season with 712 hits. When it comes to home runs, the Rangers have smashed 115 and they hold a total score of 447.

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Last 10 games head-to-head

He's allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.21. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.6. They have allowed 162 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 710 hitters and walked 236 batters. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 593 base hits on the year. The Rays have a 86-59 overall record this season. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,139 base hits and 527 earned runs. He has 102 strikeouts over his 121.1 innings pitched and he's given up 95 hits. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.67. Starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough has a 11-3 record with an earned run average of 3.49 and a WHIP of 0.90 this season. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 405 batters and struck out 1,438.

The Rangers are doing the best with what they have left and they are still managing their position. Tampa will be able to score well in this game since Texas will not have their leading run producer. Tampa Bay has been doing a decent job and they are maintaining their position above the .500. Tampa has been good with their squad and they have all their players intact without injuries.

The Rays have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. Snell is 2-0 with a 0.79 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers. Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 84 hits and 34 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Brandon Lowe have combined for 152 hits and 84 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. The Tampa Bay Rays need a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. Blake Snell gets the ball, and he is 4-7 with a 5.01 ERA and 105 strikeouts this season.

He has totaled 141 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 505 at bats. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 683 runs this year. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. He has a slugging percentage of .556 and an OPS+ of 138. They have left 1,020 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. Tommy Pham is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .377. Austin Meadows is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .356. Tampa Bay has walked 481 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,315 times as a unit. He has 135 hits this season in 468 at bats with 78 runs batted in. The Rays hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 13th in baseball. As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .254, good for 13th in the league. The Rays have 1,276 hits, including 265 doubles and 191 home runs. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .463.

Rays Batters (4.59 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (5.05 RA/G)

RANGERS[P] 04/01/2017 - Chi Chi Gonzalez 60-day DL (4/02) ( Elbow )[3B] 04/01/2017 - Adrian Beltre 10-day DL (3/30) ( Calf )[C] 03/31/2017 - Brett Nicholas 10-day DL (3/30) ( Knee )[P] 03/31/2017 - Jake Diekman 60-day DL (2/14) ( Intestinal )[SS] 04/03/2017 - Hanser Alberto 60-day DL (3/30) ( Shoulder )[P] 04/01/2017 - Tanner Schepper 10-day DL (3/30) ( Abdominal )[CF] 05/15/2017 - Carlos Gomez 10-day DL (5/15) ( Hamstring )[P] 05/26/2017 - A.J.

The Bays Rays are not strong on the batting side, but they out beat Tampa with their pitching staff. As a whole team, Tampa is holding an ERA of 3.23 and they have taken out a total of 763 opponent hitters. Tampa Bay Rays are holding an overall batting average of .254 on the season with 718 hits. When it comes to home runs, the Bay Rays produced 101 and they hold a total score of 372.

If this was last year, sure the -200 makes sense. Chavez was really good in his first start of the year, and Tampa has no real homefield advantage. We think the number is way too high. Bookmakers haven't factored in how poor Snell has been in June. Texas is also 38-19 as the underdog. This isn't Blake Snell of 2018. We are on Texas at +180.