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July 1, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Florida Marlins vs Texas Rangers Odds

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Texas' pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Friday when the Florida Marlins pay a visit to Rangers Ballpark.

For the Rangers, Alexi Ogando gets the ball, charged with keeping the Marlins hitters off the base paths. He'll face Anibal Sanchez, 6-1 on the year.

View Florida vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed as -180 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 3 (Rangers) and the No. 10 (Marlins) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Texas and its American League No. 3-rated batting order, averaging 4.6 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 14 lineup of the Marlins at 3.7 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Marlins own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Marlins at +145 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Florida rolled to a 5-4 win against Oakland on Thursday, as Chris Volstad and the Marlins' bats led the team to victory at Overstock.com Coliseum.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 7-0 loser as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at -103 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Texas didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Wandy Rodriguez in a losing cause, 7-0, against Houston on Thursday.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 5-3
After a win are 3-7

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Marlins at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Florida's last 11 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 7 games on the road
Florida is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Texas' last 11 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Texas' last 12 games at home

Next up:
Florida at Texas, Saturday, July 2

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