Rays vs Rangers AL Wild Card Game 1 Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – October 3, 2023

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The Tampa Bay Rays meet the Texas Rangers in the opening game of the AL Wild Card Series on Tuesday 3:08 PM ET at . On the mound for the Rays will be Tyler Glasnow (10-7), opposed by the Rangers’ Jordan Montgomery (10-11).

At home, the Rays are favored to win on the moneyline (-152) over the Rangers (+128). The game has an over/under of 7.5 runs.

Rays vs. Rangers Odds

Run Line

Tampa Bay Rays (-1.5)

Moneyline

Rays (-152)

Total

7.5 Runs (Over: -110, Under: -110)

When, Where, at What Time is Rays vs. Rangers

  • Game Day: Tuesday, October 3, 2023
  • Game Time: 3:08 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ABC
  • Location: ,
  • Stadium:

Rays Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Jose Siri 10-Day Injured List Hand
Brandon Lowe 10-Day Injured List Knee
Luke Raley 10-Day Injured List Neck
Jason Adam 15-Day Injured List Left Oblique
Shane McClanahan 60-Day Injured List Forearm
Drew Rasmussen 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Jeffrey Springs 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Calvin Faucher 60-Day Injured List Biceps
Garrett Cleavinger 60-Day Injured List Knee
Shane Baz 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Greg Jones 60-Day Injured List Hamstring
Wander Franco Restricted List Personal

Rangers Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Max Scherzer 15-Day Injured List Tricep
Jon Gray 15-Day Injured List Wrist
Jacob deGrom 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Ian Kennedy 60-Day Injured List Rotator Cuff
Brad Miller 60-Day Injured List Hamstring
Jake Odorizzi 60-Day Injured List Shoulder
Brett Martin 60-Day Injured List Shoulder

Last Time Out: Rays and Rangers

The Rays were vicotrious 12-8 over the Blue Jays Tuesday in their most recent game. Jacob Lopez was the winning pitcher after throwing 5 1/3 innings, giving up five earned runs on eight hits while striking out four, while Jonathan Aranda went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and six RBI to lead them offensively.

The Rangers lost to the Mariners Tuesday, with Dane Dunning getting the loss while throwing 3 1/3 innings, giving up one earned run on four hits while striking out four. Evan Carter went 2-for-3 with a double to lead the Rangers’ offense.

Betting Trends

Rays Betting Records and Team Stats

The Rays have been favorites in 131 games this season and won 86 (65.6%) of those contests. This season, Tampa Bay has won 54 of its 74 games, or 73%, when favored by at least -152 on the moneyline. The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 60.3% chance of a victory for the Rays. Tampa Bay’s games have gone over the total in 89 of their 162 chances. The Rays are 90-72-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Yandy Díaz 137 .330 (4) .410 (3) .522 (10) 3.7% (55) 15.7% (23) 10.8% (30)
Isaac Paredes 141 .250 (96) .352 (35) .488 (28) 5.4% (15) 18.2% (41) 10.2% (40)
Randy Arozarena 151 .255 (85) .365 (19) .426 (82) 3.5% (65) 23.9% (101) 12.2% (20)
Josh Lowe 130 .292 (12) .335 (57) .498 (23) 4% (41) 24.8% (107) 6.2% (108)
Harold Ramirez 122 .313 (-) .353 (-) .460 (-) 2.8% (-) 18.2% (-) 5.1% (-)

Rangers Betting Records and Team Stats

The Rangers have come away with 25 wins in the 52 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season. This season, Texas has been victorious seven times in 18 chances when named as an underdog of at least +128 or worse on the moneyline. The Rangers have an implied victory probability of 43.9% according to the moneyline set for this matchup. Contests with Texas have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 84 of 162 chances this season. The Rangers are 86-76-0 against the spread in their 162 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Marcus Semien 162 .276 (28) .348 (39) .478 (33) 3.9% (44) 14.6% (12) 9.6% (54)
Corey Seager 119 .325 (5) .388 (10) .621 (2) 6.2% (8) 16.4% (27) 9.1% (64)
Adolis García 148 .245 (106) .328 (68) .508 (18) 6.2% (8) 27.7% (121) 10.3% (36)
Nate Lowe 161 .262 (66) .360 (24) .414 (95) 2.3% (113) 22.8% (90) 12.8% (16)
Jonah Heim 128 .260 (73) .319 (90) .442 (69) 3.6% (61) 19.2% (53) 8% (83)

Rays vs. Rangers Picks and Predictions

Our pick for this matchup is the Rays to win (-152 on the moneyline), while we predict the scoring will go over the total (7.5 runs).

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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