The Iceman's Free Play
Texas vs. Tampa Bay,
07/21/2017 19:10 EDT
Point Spread: +1½/-140 Tampa Bay
Texas vs Tampa Bay Free Pick July 21, 2017.
Texas will be a favorite in Tampa tonight, despite the fact that they are coming off five straight losses. The Rays are only 2.5 games out of first in the AL East, while Texas is 18 games back in the AL West.
Alex Cobb will toe the rubber for the Rays, and he's coming off a solid outing. The right-hander allowed one run on six hits over 7 2/3 innings in a 6-3 win at LA his last time out. He's 4-3 with a 2.64 ERA in seven home starts this season, and he blanked Texas for seven innings the last time he faced them.
The Rangers hand the ball to Yu Darvish, who has not picked up a win in any of his last six appearances. Texas has actually lost nine of 10 in his last 10 starts. He's surrendered at least three runs in four of his last six starts, and he owns a 5.40 ERA in the month of July.
Tampa has won four of it's last five versus Texas, and the Rays are 9-3 in their last 12 home games versus a right-handed starter.