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Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds & Stats

Written by Gaby Varji   
Sunday, 05 July 2009 16:29

matt garzaA winning streak will be on the line for the Texas Rangers on Sunday when they battle the Tampa Bay Rays at Rangers Ballpark.

The Rays will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Matt Garza in this game. Garza has a 6-5 record and a 3.45 ERA this season.

Garza's opponent in this one will be Scott Feldman. The Rangers righthander has a 3.39 ERA to go along with a 6-2 record this season.

Current streak:
Tampa Bay has lost 3 straight games.
Texas has won 4 straight games.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 140-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game's total is sitting at 9½.

Andruw Jones belted a three-run homer and drove in four runs to lead the Rangers to a 12-4 rout of the Rays on Saturday. The Rangers won that game as +105 underdogs, while the 16 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (10.5).

Michael Young hit a bases-loaded double to drive in three runs for the Rangers. Derek Holland won for just the second time this season, allowing four runs over six innings of work.

Dioner Navarro hit a three-run homer for the Rays, who were -115 favorites. David Price gave up six runs in just 1 1-3 innings on the mound.

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Texas's last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Texas's last 25 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Toronto, Tuesday, July 7
Texas at LA Angels, Monday, July 6

 
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