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July 2, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Florida Marlins vs Texas Rangers Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Saturday as the Rangers take on the Marlins at Rangers Ballpark in a key battle on the odds menu.

Brad Hand gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Marlins on this day; he's 0-3 on the season. The Rangers, meanwhile, will counter with Derek Holland, who will be looking to improve on his 6-3 mark.

View Florida vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers sit at No. 3 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Marlins sit at a National League No. 10 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas' No. 3-rated American League offense, averaging 4.8 runs per game, against a Marlins defense that ranks No. 11 in the National League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Rangers have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, more than Marlins batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).

Texas owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Florida's National League No. 11-rated defense.

The Marlins were a 15-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -155 on the moneyline, while the total score (20) was good news for OVER bettors. Florida was routed on Friday at Rangers Ballpark, having a 15-5 loss put on them by the Texas Rangers in baseball betting action.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Florida are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

A few Marlins at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Florida's last 12 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Florida's last 11 games
Florida is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games
Florida is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Texas' last 12 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Texas' last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games

Next up:
Florida at Texas, Sunday, July 3

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