Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers

  • Game 2 of the American League Wild Card series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers favors the Rays with -161 odds.
  • Rangers’ starter Nathan Eovaldi has +140 odds to give up over 2.5 earned runs in the game.
  • Zach Eflin takes the mound for Tampa Bay with +115 odds to record over 5.5 strikeouts.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Rays have +135 odds to cover the 1.5-run line against the Texas Rangers. Betting odds for Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series predict the Rays will win and play Game 3 on Thursday.

Nathan Eovaldi (12-5, 3.63 ERA) looks to clinch a spot in the Divisional series with a win, while Zach Eflin (16-8, 3.50 ERA) hopes to keep the Rays’ playoff hopes alive. Tampa Bay lost 0-4 in Game 1 against Texas but remain legal sports betting favorites in Game 2.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Betting Odds

Team Run Line Moneyline Total
Texas Rangers +1.5 (-160) +135 O8.0 (-110)
Tampa Bay Rays -1.5 (+135) -161 U8.0 (-110)

Home-field advantage wasn’t much of a factor for the Rays, who generated the lowest MLB postseason attendance in more than 100 years in Game 1. Tampa Bay had four errors, two committed by their middle infielders replacing Wander Franco and Brandon Lowe.

Tampa Bay struggled offensively and defensively in Game 1, but pitching kept them in the game. There are +115 legal Florida sports betting odds for Zach Eflin to go over 5.5 strikeouts in Game 2.

Best Player Props for Zach Eflin + Nathan Eovaldi

Game 1 starter Tyler Glasnow had eight strikeouts against the Rangers. The Rangers strikeout 8.75 times per game, slightly more than league average.

Zach Eflin Strikeouts Prop

  • Over 5.5 Strikeouts +115
  • Under 5.5 Strikeouts -150

Eflin had over 5.5 strikeouts in four of his last five starts. The +115 odds at legal MLB betting sites are valuable for Eflin to go over his strikeouts prop in Game 2.

Opposing pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has -190 odds to go over his strikeout prop, so his earned runs prop has better value. Eovaldi has +140 odds to allow over 2.5 earned runs.

Nathan Eovaldi Earned Runs Allowed

  • Over 2.5 Earned Runs +140
  • Under 2.5 Earned Runs -180

Eovaldi gave up over 2.5 earned runs in four of his last six starts since returning from a forearm strain. He allowed four earned runs against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 10.

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