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Aug 18, 1:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Texas Rangers vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

68-50TEAM RECORD56-63

Toronto will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Texas Rangers pay a visit to Rogers Centre.

For the Blue Jays, Carlos Villanueva gets the ball, charged with keeping the Rangers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Roy Oswalt, 3-2 on the year.

View Texas vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Blue Jays, most recently No. 10 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rangers, who rate an American League No. 2 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 5 ranked American League offense (4.7 runs per game) against a Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the American League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Blue Jays have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, less than the Rangers have managed so far this season (9.6 hits on average).

Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the American League at home, scoring 4.9 runs per game.

Texas was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Blue Jays. They lost as -165 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Texas got a 10-strikeout performance from Yu Darvish but couldn't turn it into a win, suffering a 3-2 loss at the hands of Toronto on Friday at Rogers Centre.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few Rangers at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 9 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Texas
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing at home against Texas
Toronto is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Texas at Toronto, Sunday, August 19

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