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Texas sends Derek Holland vs Brandon Morrow in Rangers vs Blue Jays game

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May 25, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers Odds

24-21TEAM RECORD27-18

The Texas Rangers host Toronto on Friday, looking to build on their 27-18 mark against the 24-21 Blue Jays in MLB betting action at Rangers Ballpark.

Brandon Morrow, with a record of 5-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Blue Jays, while the Rangers trot Derek Holland to the mound in this one. He is 3-3 so far in 2012.

View Toronto vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Rangers as -130 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers - Blue Jays odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 1 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Toronto is at No. 2 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas' American League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5.4 runs per game, against a Blue Jays offense rated No. 3 and scoring 4.8 runs per game in the league. The Rangers have averaged 10.1 hits per game to date this season, more than the Blue Jays hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the American League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -124 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Blue Jays got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Tampa Bay on Wednesday; it was a 5-4 final at Tropicana Field in MLB wagering action.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Mariners on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at +121 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Texas suffered a 5-3 loss against Seattle on Wednesday, as Scott Feldman wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Safeco Field.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2

A few Blue Jays at Rangers trends to consider:
Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Texas
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Texas is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Toronto
Texas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Texas, Saturday, May 26

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