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(961) Texas Rangers at (962) Tampa Bay Rays

(961) Texas Rangers at (962) Tampa Bay Rays
April 2, 2024 6PM EDT
Play Rating:
2% – Texas Rangers +136 Action

2% Take Texas (#961) (action)

The Rangers are better than the Rays, which makes this plus price for Texas stand out like a sore thumb for this bettor!  Tampa’s offseason was one disappointment after the next.  They lost their brilliant GM to Miami.  They traded veteran talent to keep payroll costs down.  Former top prospect Wander Franco won’t be re-joining the team anytime soon, still embroiled in legal turmoil in the Dominican Republic.  The Rays have lost six straight games to Texas, including two in the postseason last year and a blowout defeat yesterday.  Starter Zack Elfin was good for about 60 pitches in his debut last week, before he got bombed in the sixth inning.  The Rays aren’t hitting, held to three runs or less three times in five games.  I have no hesitation fading Tampa here against a Rangers team that won the World Series last year, is off to a 3-1 start this year and is STILL not being respected by the wiseguys who dominate the MLB betting marketplace.  With 29 runs scored through their first four games, this remains a fearsome lineup and every key arm in their bullpen is available for the latter stages this evening.  Live dog here!  Take the Rangers.

Line Parameter: 2% at +130 or higher, 1.5% at +129 or lower

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