Rays vs Rangers: Prediction, Odds, & Best Bets (July 17)

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Two of the best teams in the MLB square off tonight in a showdown for the ages! The Rays and Rangers meet in Arlington for game one of a three game series.

We’ve sorted through the sides, the props, and all of the betting odds to bring you our prediction and best bets for the contest!

Let’s breakdown tonight’s matchup!

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Rays vs Rangers Season History

Back in early June, these teams met in Tampa Bay for their first series of the season. We saw plenty of runs scored in those games, with each contest seeing at least 10 runs between the two teams.

The Rays won two out of the three games at Tropicana Field, and currently sit on top of the American League with a 60-36 record.

The Rangers lead the AL West by three games, boasting a 55-39 record. They are also one of the best teams at home this MLB season, going 30-18 in home games so far this year.

After dropping two games away in June, the Rangers should have their eyes set on getting revenge this series at home.

Will they be able to do that? Or will the Rays continue to solidify themselves as the team to beat in the American League?

Rays vs Rangers Game Information

Rays Rangers Prediction Best Bets July 17

Matchup Information

  • Venue & Location: Globe Life Field (Arlington, TX)
  • Date: Monday, July 17th, 2023
  • First Pitch: 8:05pm Eastern
  • Broadcast: BSSW

Pitching Matchup

  • Tampa Bay Rays: Shane McClanahan (11-1, 2.53 ERA)
  • Texas Rangers: Dane Dunning (8-2, 2.84 ERA)

Betting Odds

Odds courtesy of Bovada.


  • Rays -1.5 (+130)
  • Rangers +1.5 (-150)


  • Rays -128
  • Rangers +107


  • Over 8.5 (-120)
  • Under 8.5 (+100)

Rays vs Rangers Prediction & Best Bets

Rays Rangers Prediction Best Bets July 17

We are spoiled and get to see two of the best pitchers in the league go head to head tonight!

Shane McClanahan already pitched once against this Rangers team this year. He went 7 innings, struck out 5 batters on his way to his 10th win of the season. McClanahan allowed just 3 earned runs on 4 hits and only walked one batter.

Dane Dunning has yet to face the Rays bats this year, however he is off to a fantastic season. After struggling in the start, Dunning has since turned it around and looks phenomenal recently.

He is not a strikeout pitcher, but the Rays rarely strikeout as is.

Although these offenses are top tier, I do think we see these pitchers shove and the game stay low scoring.

The Picks: Rays ML (-125) and Under 9 (-115)

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Nate Hornung
Nate Hornung

Nate has been a recreational sports bettor for about 5 years. In that time, he has grown to love the pursuit of winners and sticking it to The Man. Nate loves data and uses his understanding of numbers to help him be a more profitable sports gambler, however he will be the first to tell you this game is about more than just stats.

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