Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays 04-17-18 Predictions, Picks and Odds

Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays 04-17-18 Predictions, Picks and Odds

Texas Rangers (5-11) vs Tampa Bay Rays (3-11)

Date : 04/17/2018
Time : 7:10
Location : Tropicana Field

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays

The Texas Rangers are on an upswing with one of the most exciting and memorable games against the Astros. The upcoming match against the Tampa Bay Rays is sure to be a challenge, but with the efforts of their star players, the matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays will be heated to say the least.

Texas Rangers's Latest Performance :

The Texas Rangers may not have been off to a good start last season, but they sure are picking up the slack this time around. With younger players, and a fierce offensive strategy, the Rangers are hot, especially with their most recent successes. They also show some promise with better trends in their away games than in previous seasons.

Tampa Bay Rays's Latest Performance :

The Tampa Bay Rays have not been as hot as they could be, coming off of some peculiar performances this weekend. Alex Colome’s lackluster performance has been greatly debated as the team tries to figure out what he is doing so wrong. Even manager Kevin Cash has felt the need to step in and explain that Colome is resting on the cutter rather than his fastball, something that is commonly known by other teams and equally proportionately taken advantage of. This weak point is something that may be putting the entire team at a disadvantage.

How Texas Rangers & Tampa Bay Rays Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

Dennis Biddle and James Corbin are two of the Tampa Bay’s most recent additions. These former Negro league players could help bridge the gap between the two teams. Shifting players is probably the most dramatic difference between the line up that Tampa Bay has this year compared to previous ones.

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

The Rays have allowed a lot of runs this season– perhaps too many. This does not bode well for the matchup with the Rangers, who are likely to exploit this trend. Meanwhile, the Texas Rangers seem to be making a comeback. Their recent advantage over the Astros has put them in a good position to take the lead in the upcoming battles as well.

Against The Spread Selection: Texas Rangers

My reason for the pick :

Because of the hardships and downward spiral that the Tampa Bay Rays seem to be on, it will be important for them to get ahead in upcoming matches. Their matchup against the Rangers may not be the chance to do this however, because of the longlasting consequences of relying on too much cutting. It may be a challenge but it is more likely that the Rangers will take the victory this time.

Totals Selection: Texas Rangers

My reason for the prediction :

Betting trends for Texas Rangers:

  • The Texas Rangers are at 5-11 in the past 16 games.

Betting trends for Tampa Bay Rays:

  • The Tampa Bay Rays are 7-19 in the past 26 games.


A Chicago native, Ive been a sports fan for years. I used to tag along with my dad and boyfriend to watch the basketball and baseball. After my alma mater Loyola University of Chicago made it to the final four this season, I've been excited to keep up with other sports too! I love to write, and spend time downtown with some of the most dedicated fans in the world-- Cubs Fans! Looking forward to covering some great matches ahead :)