Rays vs Rangers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 14, 2021

Written By Staff on April 14, 2021

The Tampa Bay Rays (5-6) host the Texas Rangers (4-7) on Wednesday at 7:10 PM ET. The Rays are favored on the moneyline () against the underdog Rangers (). Josh Fleming starts for Tampa Bay, and Kohei Arihara is Texas’ pick to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 14, 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

Fleming (TB) Pitcher Arihara (TEX)
0 – 0 W/L 0 – 1
0.0 IP 9.0
0.00 ERA 5.00
0.000 WHIP 1.330
0 K/9 2.0
0 BB/9 1.0

Rays Probable Starter Josh Fleming

  • Fleming will start for the Rays, his first this season.
  • The 24-year-old southpaw last appeared Wednesday, Oct. 21 against the Dodgers, when he came on in relief and went 2 2/3 innings.
  • Fleming and his team went 2-2 in games he pitched when they were moneyline favorites a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 14, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Probable Starter Kohei Arihara

  • Arihara will get the start for the Rangers, his third of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, when he threw four innings, giving up two earned runs while allowing five hits against the Padres.
  • His team is 0-2 this season when he starts and they’re underdogs on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 14, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Betting Trends

  • Last season the Rays scored the 12th-most runs in baseball (289 total, 4.8 per game).
  • The Rays put together a 29-13 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 69% of those games).
  • Tampa Bay had a record of 7-7 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -195 or shorter (50%).
  • Tampa Bay played in 56 games with an over/under set, and combined with its opponents to go over the total 25 times (25-29-2).
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Rangers Betting Trends

  • The Rangers won 17, or 35.4%, of the 48 games they played as underdogs last season.
  • Texas had a record of 5-7 in games where sportsbooks had them as underogs of at least +165 on the moneyline.
  • Games involving Texas went over the total set by oddsmakers in 31 of 60 chances last season.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Randy Arozarena had a batting average of .281 with 18 total hits last season.
  • Brandon Lowe had 14 home runs and 37 runs batted in a season ago.
  • Among qualified 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 with a .280 average, three home runs and 10 RBI last season.
  • Kiner-Falefa was not among league batting leaders in MLB among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Nick Solak collected 56 hits, posted an OBP of .326 and a .344 SLG.
  • Among qualified hitters, Solak fell outside the MLB leaders in hits and batting average in the league.

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
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
Jonah Heim 38 .211 5 0 5 .268 .479

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