Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers - 6/2/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers - 6/2/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers (24-25) vs Tampa Bay Rays (29-21)

Game Info: Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 2:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

Taylor Hearn (3-3) (5.36) vs Corey Kluber (1-2) (4.03)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers +105 / Tampa Bay Rays -125 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays will play the Texas Rangers in Game 4 of their series at Globe Life Field on Thursday afternoon.

The Tampa Bay Rays are 29-21 this season and have won three of their last five games. Tampa Bay won Game 3 of this series by a score of 4-3 on Wednesday. The Tampa Bay pitching staff has a 3.32 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP, and a .220 opponent batting average this season. The Rays offense has scored 207 runs with a .231 batting average and a .293 on base percentage. Randy Arozarena is batting .258 with five home runs and 21 RBI’s for the Rays this season. The projected starter for Tampa Bay is Corey Kluber, who is 1-2 with a 4.03 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 44.2 innings pitched this season.

The Texas Rangers are 24-25 this season and have won six of their last eight games. Texas won Games 1 and 2 by scores of 9-5 and 3-0 to start this series. The Texas pitching staff has a 3.81 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP, and a .234 opponent batting average. The Rangers offense has scored 214 runs with a .234 batting average and a .296 on base percentage this year. Corey Seager is batting .236 with 11 home runs and 24 RBI’s for the Rangers this season. The projected starter of Texas is Taylor Hearn, who is 3-3 with a 5.36 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP over 40.1 innings pitched this season.

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Tampa Bay is 14-5 in their last 19 Thursday games and 2-5 in their last 7 games against the AL West. The over is 10-5-2 in Tampa Bay’s last 17 road games. Texas is 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 Thursday games. The under is 4-0 in Texas’ last 4 Thursday games. Tampa Bay is 3-6 in these two teams last 9 head to head meetings.

This is a matchup between two pitchers that haven’t had the best seasons so far this year. Kluber has strung a few good starts together, but has been inconsistent this season. For the Rangers, Hearn is coming off of a quality start, but allowed 7 runs combined in his previous two starts across 8.2 innings pitched. I like the over in this game.

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