Wednesday's contest between the Tampa Bay Rays (99-63) and the Texas Rangers (90-72) at Tropicana Field is expected to be a tight matchup, as our computer prediction projects a final score of 5-4, with the Rays coming out on top. First pitch is at 3:08 PM ET on October 4.

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Rays will send Zach Eflin (16-8) to the mound, while Nathan Eovaldi (12-5) will take the ball for the Rangers.

Rays vs. Rangers Game Info & Odds

  • When: Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 3:08 PM ET
  • Where: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • How to Watch on TV: ABC
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Rays vs. Rangers Score Prediction

Our pick for this matchup is Rays 5, Rangers 4.

Total Prediction for Rays vs. Rangers

  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs

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Rays Performance Insights

  • The Rays have played as the favorite in seven of their past 10 games and won four of those contests.
  • In its last 10 games with a total, Tampa Bay and its opponents have combined to hit the over eight times.
  • The Rays have not played a game with a spread over their last 10 outings.
  • This season, the Rays have won 84 out of the 128 games, or 65.6%, in which they've been favored.
  • Tampa Bay is 59-26 this season when entering a game favored by -145 or more on the moneyline.
  • The oddsmakers' moneyline implies a 59.2% chance of a victory for the Rays.
  • Tampa Bay is among the highest-scoring teams in the majors, ranking fourth with 860 total runs this season.
  • The Rays' 3.87 team ERA ranks fifth among all league pitching staffs.

Rangers Performance Insights

  • In four games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, the Rangers have posted a mark of 2-2.
  • In its last 10 matchups with a total posted by oddsmakers, Texas and its foes are 2-7-1 when it comes to hitting the over.
  • The Rangers' previous 10 matchups have not had a runline posted by sportsbooks.
  • The Rangers have won in 23, or 47.9%, of the 48 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs this year.
  • Texas has a mark of 8-11 in contests where oddsmakers favor it by +120 or worse on the moneyline.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rangers have a 45.5% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Texas scores the third-most runs in baseball (881 total, 5.4 per game).
  • Rangers pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.27 ERA this year, which ranks 18th in MLB.

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Rays Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
September 27 @ Red Sox W 5-0 Tyler Glasnow vs Brayan Bello
September 29 @ Blue Jays L 11-4 Aaron Civale vs Yusei Kikuchi
September 30 @ Blue Jays W 7-5 Shawn Armstrong vs Hyun-Jin Ryu
October 1 @ Blue Jays W 12-8 Jacob Lopez vs Wes Parsons
October 3 Rangers L 4-0 Tyler Glasnow vs Jordan Montgomery
October 4 Rangers - Zach Eflin vs Nathan Eovaldi

Rangers Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
September 28 @ Mariners L 3-2 Jordan Montgomery vs Logan Gilbert
September 29 @ Mariners L 8-0 Nathan Eovaldi vs Bryan Woo
September 30 @ Mariners W 6-1 Andrew Heaney vs Luis Castillo
October 1 @ Mariners L 1-0 Dane Dunning vs George Kirby
October 3 @ Rays W 4-0 Jordan Montgomery vs Tyler Glasnow
October 4 @ Rays - Nathan Eovaldi vs Zach Eflin