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MLB betting line favors Rangers over Blue Jays

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July 23, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays will look to grab a road win when they take on the Rangers in Texas at Rangers Ballpark on Saturday in baseball odds action.

The match puts starter Carlos Villanueva for the Blue Jays on the hill facing Matt Harrison for the Rangers. Villanueva brings a 4-2 mark to the game, while Harrison is 8-7 to date on the season.

View Toronto vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Rangers as -165 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 10 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rangers rated this week at No. 3 and the Blue Jays sitting at No. 4.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas' No. 3 ranked American League offense (5 runs per game) against a Blue Jays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the American League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Rangers have been averaging 9.4 hits per game, more than the Blue Jays have managed so far this season (8.9 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the American League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 12-2 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -200 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Toronto was scored on plenty on Friday, falling behind early and watching runners cross the plate all game in a 12-2 loss to Texas.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

A few Blue Jays at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Texas, Sunday, July 24

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