Rays vs Rangers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 12, 2021

Written By Staff on April 12, 2021 - Last Updated on April 13, 2021

The Tampa Bay Rays (4-5) are looking for another big outing from a hitter on a roll when they square off against the Texas Rangers (3-6) on Monday at 7:10 PM ET at Tropicana Field. Randy Arozarena is currently on a two-game home run streak for the favored Rays () in the contest against the underdog Rangers (). Tampa Bay has Tyler Glasnow set to start, and Texas will counter with Dane Dunning.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 12, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Rays vs Rangers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Glasnow (TB) Pitcher Dunning (TEX)
0 – 0 W/L 1 – 0
12.0 IP 5.0
0.75 ERA 1.80
0.580 WHIP 0.600
11.3 K/9 10.8
1.5 BB/9 0.0

Rays Probable Starter Tyler Glasnow

  • Glasnow (0-0) takes the mound first for the Rays to make his third start this season.
  • In his most recent appearance on Tuesday, the righty threw six innings against the Red Sox, giving up one earned run while surrendering four hits.
  • The Rays were named the moneyline favorite for two Glasnow starts this season — they split the games.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 12, 2021 at 2:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Stats vs Glasnow

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Ronald Guzmán 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rangers Probable Starter Dane Dunning

  • Dunning will get the start for the Rangers, his second of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw five innings, giving up one earned run while allowing three hits against the Blue Jays.
  • His team won his only start as an underdog this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 12, 2021 at 2:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Betting Trends

  • Last season the Rays were the 12th-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.8 runs per game (289 total).
  • The Rays finished 29-13 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 69% of those games).
  • Tampa Bay played as a moneyline favorite of -250 or shorter in only two games last season, and they split them 1-1.
  • Tampa Bay played in 56 games with set over/under, and combined with opponents to go over the total 25 times (25-29-2).
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Rangers Betting Trends

  • Last season, the Rangers won 17 out of the 48 games, or 35.4%, in which they were the underdog.
  • Last season, Texas was at least a +215 underdog on the moneyline one time, losing each of those contests.
  • Texas and its opponents hit the over in 31 of their 60 games with a total last season.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Arozarena had a batting average of .281 with 18 total hits last season.
  • Brandon Lowe hit 14 home runs with 37 runs batted in last year.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB action, Lowe’s 14 HR ranked 18th.

Rays Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Brandon Lowe 193 .269 36 14 37 .362 .916
Willy Adames 185 .259 29 8 23 .332 .813
Joey Wendle 168 .286 24 4 17 .339 .774
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 157 .197 27 8 24 .310 .705
Manuel Margot 145 .269 19 1 11 .327 .679
Austin Meadows 132 .205 19 4 13 .296 .667
Yandy Díaz 114 .307 16 2 11 .423 .809
Michael Brosseau 86 .302 12 5 12 .378 .936
Mike Zunino 75 .147 8 4 10 .238 .598
Randy Arozarena 64 .281 15 7 11 .382 1.023

Rangers Players to Watch

  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa finished last season with three home runs, 10 RBI and a batting average of .280.
  • Kiner-Falefa’s SLG and OBP did not rank in the top 20 among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Nick Solak hit .268 with an OBP of .326 and a slugging percentage of .344.
  • Solak was not among league leaders in hits and batting average among qualified hitters in the majors.

Rangers Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 211 .280 28 3 10 .329 .699
Nick Solak 209 .268 27 2 23 .326 .670
Joey Gallo 193 .181 23 10 26 .295 .673
Leody Taveras 119 .235 20 4 6 .316 .719
David Dahl 93 .183 9 0 9 .222 .469
Ronald Guzmán 78 .244 10 4 9 .314 .750
Jose Trevino 76 .250 10 2 9 .280 .714
Anderson Tejeda 75 .253 7 3 8 .273 .726
Nate Lowe 67 .224 10 4 11 .297 .730
Eli White 48 .188 5 0 3 .231 .460

Rays vs Rangers Player Props

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