Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers


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Today’s matchup is between the Tampa Bay Rays (36-23) and the Texas Rangers (23-36). The Rays have won 2 of their last 5 games & the Rangers have won 1 of their last 5 games.

The Rays are starting Rich Hill (LHP), on the mound who is 4-2 on the season pitching a 3.32 ERA, 3.89 FIP, .275 wOBA, K% of 26.4%, BB% of 8.4%, 89.8 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.02 WHIP in 57.0 innings pitched.

The Rangers are starting Kolby Allard (LHP), who is 1-1 on the season with a 3.38 ERA, 3.92 FIP, .307 wOBA, K% of 27.0%, BB% of 7.0%, 89.7 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.17 WHIP in 24.0 innings pitched.

The Rays are 15th in the Majors in Relieving Pitching (WAR) while the Rangers are 16th.

On the hitting side, the Rays have a .312 wOBA and a .316 OBP. The Rangers have a .296 wOBA and a .298 OBP. The Rays have 70 HRs this season while the Rangers have 66 HRs.

Rich Hill (Rays) gets the edge over Kolby Allard (Rangers) in the pitching matchup while the Rays have the better hitting team as well so my pick is the Rays to win!

  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games.
  • Tampa Bay are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games.
  • Tampa Bay are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against Texas.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games.
  • Texas are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games.
  • Texas are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.