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Aug 19, 1:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Texas Rangers vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

69-50TEAM RECORD56-64

Rogers Centre hosts an MLB battle between the Toronto Blue Jays and the visiting Texas Rangers on Sunday.

Henderson Alvarez will take the mound for Toronto, and he'll carry a 7-10 record into the contest. Matt Harrison gets the ball for Texas; he's 13-7 so far this season.

View Texas vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Blue Jays as +140 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 2-rated Rangers taking on the American League's No. 10-rated Blue Jays in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Toronto and its American League No. 6-rated batting order, averaging 4.6 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 1 lineup of the Rangers at 5 runs per outing.

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.

In their last action, Texas was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Texas at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Texas looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Blue Jays, a 2-1 final on Saturday in support of Roy Oswalt at Rogers Centre.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

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

A few Rangers at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games on the road
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing Texas
Toronto is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games

Next up:
Texas home to Baltimore, Monday, August 20
Toronto at Detroit, Tuesday, August 21

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