Texas (67-51) at Tampa Bay (73-46), 1:10 p.m. EDT, Sports.com Line: TampaBay -156, Texas +146 Total: 9
Tampa Bay hosts Texas Wednesday afternoon in hopes of sweeping their three-game set at Tropicana Field. The Rays have won four straight and find themselves tied with the Yankees for first in the AL East. The Rangers have lost two straight and six of their last nine, but are still eight games ahead of the Angels in the AL West. Baseball Betting Lines
Derek Holland (2-1, 4.19 ERA) will get the start for the Rangers. This will be Holland’s first start since May 30. Holland left that start after one inning due to shoulder stiffness after allowing three runs, three hits and three walks.
James Shields (10-11, 4.98 ERA) takes the hill for the Rays. After winning three straight starts, Shields has been pounded in his last two, giving up 12 ER and 19 hits in his nine innings. Basketball Betting Lines
Texas has struggled in day games this season going 14-17, while the Rays are 13-5 when playing on Wednesday. Baseball Lines
FoxSheets show that TAMPA BAY is 78-31 (+31.9 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -125 to -175 over the last 3 seasons. The average score was TAMPA BAY 5.3, OPPONENT 3.9 – (Rating = 2*).