Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers Prediction, Preview, and Odds - 7-7-2024 (2024)

The Texas Rangers (40-48) will be going for the series win when they face the Tampa Bay Rays (44-44) in the final game of their three-game series on Sunday afternoon. The game will be played at Globe Life Field, and it is scheduled to begin at 2:35 PM. ET.

Nathan Eovaldi, 5-3, 3.15 ERA, will get the start for the Rangers. The Rays will counter with Zack Littell, 3-5, 3.94 ERA.

Texas is 8-2 in its last 10 games against Tampa Bay.

**This preview was written before Saturday’s game was played**

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Tampa Bay Attempting To Move Up AL East Standings

The Rays played well over the past couple of weeks and they’ve won their last five series. They are fourth in the AL East standings, 4.5 games behind Boston, and will try to close the gap with a win on Sunday.

Tampa Bay is averaging 4.02 runs per game. Their .236 batting average is 20th in the league. Their .312 on base percentage is 14th, while their .370 slugging percentage is 25th.

Isaac Paredes has been the most consistent batter for the Rays. He leads the team with a .272 batting average, 14 home runs, and 47 RBI.

Tampa Bay’s pitching hasn’t been good, with the team giving up 4.26 runs per game. Opponents have a .245 batting average against the Rays, which is 19th in the league. Their 4.26 ERA is 22nd, while their 1.25 WHIP is 12th.

In his last start, Littell gave up four hits and no runs in five innings, leading to a 5-0 win over Kansas City. They will need a similar effort from him if they want to win this game.

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Texas TriesTo Stay In Wildcard Race

The Rangers have played well since they snapped their six-game losing streak, winning three of their last five games. They are third in the AL West standings, six points behind Houston, and will try to keep the momentum going with a win on Sunday.

Texas is averaging 4.23 runs per game. Their .239 batting average is 18th in the league. Their .308 on base percentage is 17th, while their .378 slugging percentage is 20th.

Josh Smith leads the Rangers with a .293 batting average. Adolis Garcia leads the team with 16 home runs, while Marcus Semien leads the team with 45 RBI.

Texas’ pitching has been good, with the team giving up 3.93 runs per game. Opponents have a .231 batting average against the Rangers, which is sixth in the league. Their 4.03 ERA is 17th, while their 1.27 WHIP is 17th.

In his last start, Eovaldi gave up one hit and no runs in seven innings, leading to a 7-0 win over the Padres. They will need a similar performance from him if they want to get the win.

Josh Smith (Hamstring) is questionable for this game.

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The Rangers have won six of their last eight home games. They are playing well offensively and scored 26 runs in their last five games. Expect them to play well offensively in this game because Littell has struggled on the mound in recent starts, giving up 11 runs in his last four starts. He gave up nine runs in his last three road starts and will have a hard time slowing down the Rangers in this game.

The Rays split their last six road games. They are also playing well offensively and scored 15 runs I their last three games. But, they will struggle4 offensively in this game because Eovaldi has done a good job on the mound for the Rangers, giving up five runs in his last four home starts. He has dominated the Rays in recent against them and didn’t give up a run in four of his last five starts against the Rays, so expect him to keep their offense in check. Go with Texas to cover the money line.

Prediction: Texas Rangers ML

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The Rays are averaging 4.02 runs per game and 4.30 runs per game on the road. They averaged two runs per game in their last three games against the Rangers. With Texas giving up 1.77 runs per game in home games started by Eovaldi, the Rays will be held under their average in this game. The Rangers are averaging 4.23 runs per game and 4.02 runs per game at home. They averaged three runs per game in their last three games against the rays. With Tampa Bay giving up 4.75 runs per game in road games started by Littell, the Rangers won’t score enough runs to push the score over the total. The Rangers and Rays played under the total in seven of their last nine meetings.

Prediction: Under

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