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Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 9/11/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers
Date & Time Wednesday September 11, 2019, 8:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Globe Life Park
Arlington, Texas
The Line
Texas Rangers +135 / Tampa Bay Rays -155 O/U: 10.5
TV Channel
FSSW, SUN
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The Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers will meet up on the MLB circuit Wednesday.

In the Tuesday opener of this set, the Rangers posted three runs in the fourth inning, but Tampa fought back over the course of an 11-inning game to emerge with a a 5-3 win. The Rays out-hit the Rangers 10-5 there.

Tampa is going with Andrew Kittredge in the start Wednesday. Kittredge is 1-0 with a 4.17 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season.

Over on the Rangers’ side, they’re going with Ariel Jurado in the start Wednesday. Over his 116.2 innings and 7-10 record this year, Jurado has a 5.40 ERA with 78 Ks and 34 BBs.

The Rays are 9-3 in their last 12 in game two of a series and 3-7 in their last 10 Wednesday games. The over is 4-1 in the Rays’ last five Wednesday games and 10-4 in their last 14 in game two of a series.

Meanwhile, the Rangers are 0-5 in Jurado’s last five starts and 0-5 in his last five home starts. Texas is 2-5 in Jurado’s last seven starts in game two of a series and 3-7 in their last 10 in game two of a series.

Jurado has been all over the place lately. Prior to heading back to the bullpen, he coughed up four straight losses and 16 earned runs within a three-game span. He had a good relief outing in LA but gave up five to the Yankees in his last appearance.

All things considered here I have to go with the Rays.

Pick:
Tampa Bay Rays -155

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