Rays vs Rangers: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 13, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 13, 2021

Seeking their sixth win, the Tampa Bay Rays (5-5) are favorites (-195) on the moneyline when they take on the Texas Rangers (3-7) on Tuesday at 7:10 PM ET. Tampa Bay’s Ryan Yarbrough gets the start, and he’ll go against Texas’ Kyle Gibson.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 13, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Rays vs Rangers Betting Lines

Rays Betting Insights

  • The Rays were favorites in 42 games last season and won 29 (69%) of those contests.
  • Tampa Bay had a record of 7-7 in games where oddsmakers favored them by at least -195 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 63.5% chance of a victory for the Rays.
  • Tampa Bay and its opponents went over the total last season in 25 of their 56 opportunities.

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Rangers Betting Insights

  • The Rangers won in 17, or 35.4%, of the 48 contests they were named as odds-on underdogs in last year.
  • Texas had a win-loss record of 6-7 when favored by +163 or worse by oddsmakers last year.
  • The Rangers have an implied victory probability of 36.5% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • Texas and its opponents hit the over in 31 of their 60 games with a total set by oddsmakers last season.

Rangers Probable Pitcher – Kyle Gibson

  • The Rangers will send Gibson (1-0) out for his third start of the season.
  • In his last time out on Wednesday, the right-hander threw six scoreless innings against the Blue Jays while surrendering six hits.
  • Gibson is trying to collect his second start of five or more innings this season in this matchup.
  • The Rangers were the underdog on the moneyline for two Gibson starts this season — they split the games.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 13, 2021 at 2:08 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Rays Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 5-5
Home 3-1
Road 2-4
vs LHP (Starters) 0-2
vs RHP (Starters) 5-3
Day Games 1-0
Night Games 4-5

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Rays Probable Pitcher – Ryan Yarbrough

  • Yarbrough will take to the mound for the Rays, his third start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Wednesday, when he threw five innings against the Red Sox, giving up six earned runs.
  • The 29-year-old is not among league leaders in WHIP and K/9 among qualified pitchers in the majors this season.
  • This will be his first start this season with his team as the moneyline favorite.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 13, 2021 at 2:08 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Rangers Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 3-7
Home 2-4
Road 1-3
vs LHP (Starters) 1-3
vs RHP (Starters) 2-4
Day Games 1-2
Night Games 2-5

Rays Hitting Stats

  • The Rays ranked 14th in MLB play with 80 home runs last season. They averaged 1.3 per game.
  • The Rays hit 59 home runs at home last season (1.4 per game).
  • Brandon Lowe finished with a .269 average last season, with 14 home runs and 37 RBI.
  • Willy Adames hit .259 with an OBP of .332 and a slugging percentage of .481.

Rangers Hitting Stats

  • The Rangers’ 62 home runs ranked 23rd in Major League Baseball.
  • They won eight of the 18 games last season in which they hit two or more home runs.
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit .280 a season ago with four doubles, three triples, three home runs and 14 walks.
  • Nick Solak hit .268 with 10 doubles, two home runs and 18 walks.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Rays (-195)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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