Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers Pick – MLB June 1, 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers clash again at Globe Life Field on Wednesday evening. The Rangers started this four-game series with a 9-5 and 3-0 win.

Martin Perez has been in top form this season, and he continued on last night. Ryan Yarbrough got himself into trouble, but could limit the damage. He allowed 6 hits and 3 runs in 6.2 innings of work.

The offense gave Yarbrough no run support, as the Rangers cruised after scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning. That’s all the Rangers needed with Perez dealing.

With the win, the Rangers are going into tonight at 24-24 and seven games behind the Houston Astros in the AL West. The Rangers signed some heavy bats in the offseason to put them in a position to be competitive.

The expectations for the Rangers are to be a competitive team this season.

The Marcus Semien contract signaled a change from rebuilding to competing for the division. Semien got off to a slow start, but he’s showing signs of slowly heating up.

Semien finally got the burden off his back of not hitting a home run on May 28. He went deep against the Athletics and has recorded a hit in five straight games.

The Rangers look to follow up Perez’s sharp performance with another one behind Jon Gray. Tampa is expected to counter with lefty Jeffrey Springs.

Gray came over from the Rockies after spending his first seven years in Denver. Springs was in the Tampa bullpen in his first season here last year. He looked good and earned a spot in the rotation in 2022.

Head below for our free Rays vs. Rangers prediction on June 1, 2022.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers Live Betting Odds:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Tampa Bay Rays -1.5 (+135) -120 Over 7.5 (+100)
Texas Rangers +1.5 (-160) +100 Under 7.5 (-120)
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Team Data Tampa Bay Rays Texas Rangers
Overall Record 28-21 24-24
Away/Home Record 11-10 12-12
Batting Average .230 .232
Batting Average Away/Home .233 .233
Runs Per 9 4.22 4.49
Team ERA 3.36 3.87
Team ERA Away/Home 4.04 4.21

Rays vs. Rangers Prediction:

The Rays are thrilled with what they’re getting from Jeffrey Springs. He’s in his fifth season and just getting involved in the starting rotation. Springs is making himself comfortable right away.

Springs worked hard to earn a spot in the rotation after posting an ERA of 3.43 and a 1.10 WHIP through 43 games out of the bullpen. Springs is making management look smart, rewarding them with terrific baseball.

He is going into this one with an ERA of 1.62 and a 0.81 WHIP across 34 innings. It doesn’t matter where Springs has pitched, he’s had a good handle on the situation.

Springs owns an ERA of 1.84 and a 0.82 WHIP in 16.1 innings on the road. In limited action against the Rangers in his career, they are hitting .179 in 12 at-bats.

He’s currently in the best form of his career, so the Springs the Rangers they saw in the past is different than this version.

In his last three starts, he’s allowed 2 earned runs across 17 innings of work. During that stretch, Springs notched an outstanding 1.10 ERA and 0.86 WHIP. Expect him to put the Rays in a good position to win tonight.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers Betting Trends:


  • Record (Last 10): 5-5
  • 6-2 overall in their previous eight games after a loss
  • 1-4 overall in their previous five games as a road favorite
  • 1-4 overall in their previous five games on the road versus a team with a losing record
  • UNDER is 4-1 in their previous five games
  • UNDER is 8-3-1 in their previous 12 games on a Wednesday


  • Record (Last 10): 6-4
  • 6-0 overall in their previous six games as an underdog at home
  • 4-1 overall in their previous five third game of a series
  • UNDER is 6-1-1 in their previous eight games versus a team with a winning record
  • UNDER is 6-2-1 in their previous nine games as an underdog
  • UNDER is 5-2-1 in their previous eight games versus the AL East

  • The Rangers have been hot recently, with wins in six of their previous seven attempts. They are feeling confident, and Semien is starting to swing the bat.

    Jon Gray is looking to respond after getting roughed up versus the A’s.

    Gray allowed 5 hits and 5 earned runs in 6 innings of work. A bad start against a team like the A’s can make any pitcher more focused in the next outing.

    The Rays have been a pedestrian offense at the plate this season. They enter tonight with 4.16 runs per 9 innings for 19th.

    Tampa’s output on the road has been discouraging, as they’ve netted just 4.04 runs per 9 frames and a .226 average. The Rays rely on their pitching staff to have success.

    They can get it done out of the bullpen as well. Tampa is one of the better bullpens in the majors, with an ERA of 3.32 and a 1.12 WHIP.

    I can see a 3-2 or 4-3 final at Globe Life Field tonight. The UNDER looks like the right bet on the total in Arlington.


    Rays vs. Rangers Pick
    UNDER 7.5
Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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