The Texas Rangers are set to take on the Tampa Bay Rays in an AL matchup at Tropicana Field. First pitch is set for 6:50 PM ET, and the game will be televised on BSFL. The Rangers are the slight underdog in this one, with the Rays coming in at -120 on the money line compared to +100 for the Rangers.

On the mound for the Rangers is Dane Dunning, while the Rays will counter with Ryan Pepiot. The over/under for this one is set at 8.5 runs, with the under currently sitting at -118 compared to -103 for the over.

TEXAS RANGERS VS TAMPA BAY RAYS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Texas Rangers Moneyline +100

This game will be played at Tropicana Field at 6:50 ET on Monday, April 1st.

HOW TO BET THE RANGERS VS RAYS:

  • We have the Rangers winning by a score of 6 to 5
  • However, if you’re looking for a run line pick, we like the Rays to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 11 runs and like the over

Rangers Records & Stats

The Texas Rangers are coming off a 9-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs, with the Rangers entering the game as -131 favorites. The Cubs scored three runs in the first inning and never looked back, scoring four runs in the ninth to put the game out of reach.

Jon Gray got the start for the Rangers, going just 3 2/3 innings, giving up four earned runs. The Rangers were down 5-2 going into the bottom of the fourth but scored three runs to tie the game. Marcus Semien had a big game, going 2/5 with three RBIs.

Dane Dunning is coming off a season in which he made 26 starts and 35 appearances for the Rangers. His record last year was 12-7, and his ERA was 3.70. Dunning’s WHIP for the season was 1.26, and he allowed a batting average of .247. He made 12 quality starts and gave up a total of 20 home runs. Dunning’s strikeouts per nine innings was 7.3, and his walks per nine innings was 2.87.

For the Rangers, we have Corey Seager as our top projected hitter in terms of total hits today. His total hits projection is 5th best in the league. Adolis García is our top projected home run hitter on the team and his home run projection is the best in the league today. Marcus Semien is our 2nd highest projected hitter in terms of total hits on the team and his total hits projection is 10th best in the league. His home run projection is 10th best in the league today.

Rays Records & Stats

The Blue Jays defeated the Rays 9-2 in the series finale. Toronto scored two runs in the first and second innings to take a 4-1 lead. They would add three more runs in the fifth, two in the seventh, and one in the ninth. Tampa Bay scored their final run in the ninth.

Justin Turner had a big game for the Blue Jays, going 3/4 with a home run, double, two runs scored, and four RBIs. Davis Schneider also homered and finished with two RBIs. Kevin Gausman got the start for Toronto, going 4 1/3 innings, allowing two hits, one earned run, and striking out six.

Ryan Pepiot is coming off a season in which he made three starts and eight appearances. His record was 2-1, and he finished the year with an ERA of 2.14. Pepiot’s WHIP was .76, and he allowed a batting average of .176. In terms of quality starts, he had one. For the season, Pepiot averaged 8.14 strikeouts per nine innings and 1.07 walks per nine. His strikeouts per walk ratio was 7.6.

For the Rays, we have Yandy Díaz with the highest total hits projection on the team, which is also 23rd best in the league today. Brandon Lowe has the top home run projection on the team and is 12th in the league. Jose Siri is our 2nd best home run candidate on the team and 13th in the league, while Harold Ramírez is 24th in the league in terms of home run projections.