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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers

April 2, 2024

The reigning World Series Champion, Texas Rangers, will travel to St. Petersburg, Florida to face the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 2 of the series with the first pitch scheduled for 6:50 PM ET on Tuesday evening with the game airing on Bally Sports Southwest and Bally Sports Sun Channel.

Texas Rangers Team Preview

The Texas Rangers won the 2023 World Series and have carried the momentum over to this season as they have won three of their first four games and made a statement in their win in Game 1 of the series against the Tampa Bay Rays winning by a score of 9-3. 

Texas has outscored their opponents by an average of 7.25 to 4.25 runs per game through the first four games of the season. Adolis Garcia’s bat has been on fire this season as he leads the MLB in home runs with six RBIs and has scored three runs this year. Texas dominated Game 1 of the series against the Rays winning 9-3 after scoring nine runs off of eight runs Josh Jung started off the scoring onslaught in the top of the 1st inning after hitting a three-run home run that also scored Marcus Semien and Evan Carter. 

Dane Dunning also had a solid debut in the 2024 MLB season allowing three runs while striking out seven batters in 6 ? innings pitched. The Texas Rangers will look to continue their early season success when they face the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 2 of the series on Tuesday evening.

Tampa Bay Rays Team Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays are a team known for their dominating pitching rotation, however, the pitching staff hasn’t gotten off to a good start this season as they have allowed an average of 5.8 runs per game while their offense has also struggled averaging 4 runs per game and have scored three runs or less in three of their first five games this season which has led the Rays to entering this game under .500 with a record of 2-3. Zach Eflin will look to rebound from a disappointing debut to the 2024 MLB season in which he allowed six runs in 5 ? innings pitched against the Toronto Blue Jays. 

The Rays have lost six straight in the series against the Rangers and have lost by an average margin of 3.83 runs per game in those meetings. The Tampa Bay Rays will look to end their six-game losing streak against the Rangers and improve to .500 this season when they host the Texas Rangers in Game 2 of their series.

Odds and Series Trends

JustBet has the Tampa Bay Rays listed as -155 moneyline favorites at home against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday evening. Texas has dominated the series against Tampa Bay as they have won six straight and seven of the last ten against the Rays while winning by an average margin of 3.83 runs per game in the last three games in the series.

Game Pick

Both teams are among the top teams in the American League this season and both are projected to be playoff contenders this season, however, Texas has dominated the series, winning six straight against Tampa Bay and has won by an average margin of 3.83 runs per game. 

Take the run line for the Texas Rangers at +1.5 when they travel to face the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 2 of the series on Tuesday evening. 

Spooky Express Pick: Texas Rangers Run Line +1.5 (-160)