The Tampa Bay Rays will be trying to extend a winning streak on Tuesday when they take on the Texas Rangers at Tropicana Field in Game 5 of their ALDS.
Lefthander Cliff Lee will take the mound for the Rangers to start this game. Lee was 13-9 this season with a 3.12 ERA.
Meanwhile, it’ll be David Price who starts for the Rays. Lefthander Price was 19-7 with a 2.81 ERA this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 120-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game’s total is sitting at 6½.
The Rays defeated Texas 5-2 as a +100 underdog in Game 4 on Sunday. The seven runs scored fell UNDER the posted over/under total (9).
Evan Longoria was 3-4 with a home run and two RBI for Tampa Bay, while Wade Davis allowed two runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts in five innings.
Nelson Cruz hit a solo home run for Texas and Tommy Hunter surrendered three runs on six hits in four innings.
Texas: 90-72 SU
Tampa Bay: 96-66 SU
Texas most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4
Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After playing Texas are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas’s last 8 games on the road
Texas is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Texas is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Tampa Bay’s last 12 games
Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Texas
Tampa Bay is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Texas
Free MLB Pick: I think this is going to be the battle of the pitchers tonight. Should be a great game and not a lot of runs scored.
Under 6.5 Runs