Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 10/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (66-94) at Texas Rangers (95-65)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
J Odorizzi (9-6) (3.86) vs. C Lewis (6-4) (3.93)
The Line: Texas Rangers / Tampa Bay Rays --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays continue their visit to the Texas Rangers in Saturday action.
The Tampa Bay Rays have been eliminated from the playoffs for awhile and have been lifeless the last few weeks. The Rays pitching was great but the bats struggled in Friday’s 3-1 defeat at Texas. TB starter Matt Andriese gave up all three runs on seven hits including a pair of homers over 5.1 frames to get the loss. Tampa Bay mustered four hits and walked twice with Evan Longoria doubling in Kevin Kermaier with the only run. Jake Odorizzi makes his second start of the season versus the Rangers and final start of the season. On the year, Odorizzi has built a 9-6 record on 32 starts with a 1.32 WHIP and 3.77 ERA.
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The Texas Rangers have wrapped up the American League West and are looking for momentum heading in to the playoffs. The Rangers have won three straight after shutting down Tampa Bay in the series opener. Texas starter Yu Darvish was dominant with a run plated through six innings while striking out 12. The Rangers banged out ten hits with Rougned Odor and Carlos Beltran going solo while Adrian Beltre knocked in Ian Desmond. Veteran Colby Lewis looks to reverse his recent struggles when he opposes Tampa Bay Saturday. Over his last three, Lewis has gone 0-3 with a 2.08 WHIP and 9.75 ERA.
The over is 7-2 in Tampa Bay’s last 9 Saturday games and the Rays are 5-12 in their last 17 Saturday games while going 18-40 in their last 58 games on grass. The over is 11-4 in Texas last 15 home games and Texas are 50-23 in their last 73 home games while the over is 44-17-4 in Lewis' last 65 home starts. The under is 7-2-2 in the last 11 meetings in Texas. Lewis has been bad lately but has fared well in this match up so I’ll try the under…