MLB online betting handicappers have been surprised to see that the road team has won all 4 of the baseball wagering matchups in this American League Division Series.
The Tampa Bay Rays will try and end that road team trend as they host the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night with a TBS Network broadcast time of 8:07 PM Eastern.
Sports-Gambling opened with baseball odds of Tampa Bay -113 and Texas +103 with a run line of Tampa Bay -1.5 +190 and Texas +1.5 -230. The over/under opened at 6.5 -110.
A pair of lefthanders will get the start in this decisive game five matchup with Cliff Lee going for the Texas Rangers and David Price going for the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Texas Rangers went 39-42 on the road this year with just 35 of their road games going over the total. Lee had the best earned run average of their starters at 3.18 with a record of 12-9.
Lee won has previous start at Tampa Bay with the baseball lines in this series allowing just 1 earned run in 7 innings of work. Lee had a 4.56 ERA in 23.2 innings of work against Tampa Bay this year.
Bengie Molina and Ian Kinsler have been hammering the ball for Texas in the playoffs. Molina is hitting .400 in this series while Kinsler his hitting .357 with 2 home runs. Nelson Cruz has crushed 3 homers and has a .312 average.
The Tampa Bay Rays saw Price get lit up in his first start of this MLB online betting playoff series as he allowed 4 earned runs and 2 homers in 6.2 innings of work. Price had a 3.00 ERA against Texas in the regular season. Overall he had a record of 19-7 with a 2.80 ERA.
Texas will be feeling considerable pressure in this one after blowing a 2-0 series lead with 2 straight losses at home. For Tampa Bay it’s the ultimate shot at being reprieved from death.
Texas has had long term problems at Tampa Bay despite their 2 post season wins as they have just 5 payouts in their last 18 games at Tropicana Field. In this playoff series the two teams went under the total in both games 1 and 2 at Tampa Bay.