Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays - 9/16/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays (80-63) vs Texas Rangers (62-81)

Game Info: Friday, September 16, 2022 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

Corey Kluber (10-8) (4.36) vs Martin Perez (11-6) (2.77)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -145 / Texas Rangers +125 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Rangers will play the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of their series at Tropicana Field on Friday night.

The Texas Rangers are 62-81 this season and have won three of their last five games. Texas is coming off of a series split against Oakland, where they won one game and lost one game in the series. The Texas pitching staff has a 4.22 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a .246 opponent batting average this season. The Rangers offense has scored 643 runs with a .243 batting average and a .306 on base percentage. Corey Seager is batting .243 with 30 home runs and 76 RBI’s for the Rangers this season. The projected starter for Texas is Martin Perez, who is 11-6 with a 2.77 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP over 172 innings pitched this season.

The Tampa Bay Rays are 80-63 this season and have lost five of their last seven games. Tampa Bay is coming off of a series loss against Toronto, where they lost three out of the five games played. The Tampa Bay pitching staff has a 3.35 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, and a .232 opponent batting average. The Rays offense has scored 606 runs with a .242 batting average and a .311 on base percentage this year. Randy Arozarena is batting .268 with 19 home runs and 79 RBI’s for the Rays this season. The projected starter for Tampa Bay is Corey Kluber, who is 10-8 with a 4.36 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 142.1 innings pitched this season.

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Texas is 14-38 in their last 52 Friday games and 2-7 in their last 9 road games. The under is 6-1 in Texas’ last 7 road games. Tampa Bay is 6-0 in their last 6 games against the AL West and 36-15 in their last 51 home games. The under is 4-1 in Tampa Bay’s last 5 home games. The under is 4-1-1 in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings.

Tampa Bay was pushing for the top spot in the AL East, but has hit a rough patch and is now going to have settle for a wild card spot. Tampa Bay is starting Corey Kluber, who allowed six runs in his start against the Yankees. For the Rangers, Martin Perez has allowed seven runs over his last 18 innings of work. Kluber did get rocked in his last start, but he has been pretty good over the last few months for the Rays. Martin Perez has been a little bit inconsistent, but still holds a sub-three ERA for the Rangers. I am taking the value with Martin Perez on the mound here and I am picking the Rangers to win.

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