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Martin Perez faces AJ Burnett in MLB odds action


Philadelphia Phillies

Texas Rangers
1-0 April 01, 2014, 08:05 PM | Globe Life Park 0-1



The Philadelphia Phillies will look to grab a road win when they take on the Rangers in Texas at Globe Life Park on Tuesday in baseball odds action.

The match puts starter AJ Burnett for the Phillies on the hill facing Martin Perez for the Rangers. Burnett brings a 0-0 mark to the game, while Perez is 0-0 to date on the season.View Philadelphia Phillies vs Texas Rangers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Rangers as -131 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rangers at No. 8 and the Phillies at No. 24 heading into this contest.

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Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 14-10 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -107 were rewarded, while the 24 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Phillies enjoyed a 14-10 victory at the expense of the Rangers on Monday, with Cliff Lee throwing 5 innings of 11-hit ball at Globe Life Park.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas has baseball's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 14 hits per game. The Phillies average 17 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the list.

Defensively, Philadelphia features the No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 10 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 at home, scoring 10 runs per game.

Next up:
Philadelphia at Texas, Wednesday, April 2nd