Anehein, CA (PressExposure) July 06, 2009 -- The Tampa Bay Rays are the favorites on the ESPN Sunday nighter, as they face the Rangers in Texas. Baseball betting [http://www.sportsbetting.com/betting-odds/mlb/index.html] action has been evenly split throughout the day, with the Rangers actually getting 54% of all the volume with a couple of hours to go before the first pitch will be tossed.
A winning streak will be on the line for the Texas Rangers on Sunday when they battle the Tampa Bay Rays at Rangers Ballpark.
The Rays will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Matt Garza in this game. Garza has a 6-5 record and a 3.45 ERA this season.
Garzaâs opponent in this one will be Scott Feldman. The Rangers righthander has a 3.39 ERA to go along with a 6-2 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 130-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the gameâs total has not yet been posted.
Andruw Jones belted a three-run homer and drove in four runs to lead the Rangers to a 12-4 rout of the Rays on Saturday. The Rangers won that game as +105 underdogs, while the 16 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (10.5).
Michael Young hit a bases-loaded double to drive in three runs for the Rangers. Derek Holland won for just the second time this season, allowing four runs over six innings of work.
Dioner Navarro hit a three-run homer for the Rays, who were -115 favorites. David Price gave up six runs in just 1 1-3 innings on the mound.
Current streak: Tampa Bay has lost 3 straight games. Texas has won 4 straight games.
Team records: Tampa Bay: 44-38 SU Texas: 44-35 SU
Tampa Bay most recently: When playing on Sunday are 5-5 Before playing Toronto are 6-4 After playing Texas are 5-5 After a loss are 4-6
Texas most recently: When playing on Sunday are 6-4 Before playing LA Angels are 7-3 After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4 After a win are 7-3
A few trends to consider: The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bayâs last 7 games The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bayâs last 5 games on the road The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bayâs last 7 games when playing Texas The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bayâs last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Texasâs last 18 games at home The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Texasâs last 25 games
Next up: Tampa Bay home to Toronto, Tuesday, July 7 Texas at LA Angels, Monday, July 6
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