The Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays are going to square off as a part of the 2013 MLB betting campaign. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our September 18th baseball predictions for what should be a great game on Wednesday.
Free MLB Picks: Texas Rangers @ Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Wednesday, September 18th, 7:10 ET
Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
Rangers vs. Rays Live TV: ESPN
Texas Rangers (Derek Holland) +120
Tampa Bay Rays (Chris Archer) -125
The Rays and the Rangers know that they have to do some serious damage over the course of the last week and a half of the regular season if they are ultimately going to get into the playoffs, and even then, all that is guaranteed is a shot in one game to try to get into the big time show. Right now, these two teams are level with one another, and they both have some real questions to get answered if they are going to be in the second season. Both have issues hitting the ball, and both have issues with their starters at the moment, which is what makes MLB picks so difficult in this game. We’re going to be going with Tampa Bay in this one though, mainly because RHP Chris Archer has shown a tremendous pulse, throwing a great game against the Minnesota Twins last week to get the team back on the tracks. LHP Derek Holland has a lot stacked against him. He is pitching against a team that does a heck of a lot of damage to pitchers that are southpaws, and he has put together three straight horrid starts in which he has allowed 15 earned runs and a total of 18 runs. Archer has the better stuff, and it’s almost like he doesn’t know any better right now. We like his chances of winning this one at home against a Rangers outfit that had gone seven straight games without even leading, let alone winning before last night.
Rangers @ Rays Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -125
Rangers @ Rays Score Prediction: Rays 5 – Rangers 3