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Moneyline favors Rangers in battle with Marlins

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July 3, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Florida Marlins vs Texas Rangers Odds

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The Rangers will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Sunday, as the Florida Marlins visit in inter-league play at Rangers Ballpark.

Javier Vazquez, with a record of 4-8 on the season, gets the ball for the Marlins, while the Rangers trot C.J. Wilson to the mound in this one. He is 8-3 so far in 2011.

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Betting Line:
The Marlins were listed as +-210 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 3-rated Rangers and the league No. 10-ranked Marlins, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Marlins rank No. 11 in the National League at 8.3 hits per game. That compares with Texas’s No. 2 ranking in that category.

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. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Florida won its last outing, a 9-5 result against the Rangers on July 2. Bettors who backed the Marlins at +151 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Florida looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rangers, a 9-5 final on Saturday in support of Brad Hand at Rangers Ballpark.

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

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 3-7
After playing Florida are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Marlins at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Florida's last 12 games
Florida is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing at home against Florida

Next up:
Florida home to Philadelphia, Monday, July 4
Texas home to Baltimore, Monday, July 4

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