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MLB BASEBALL

Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays

The Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Rogers Centre.

The Rangers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Nick Tepesech in this game. Tepesech has a 3-4 record and a 3.44 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it'll be Esmil Rogers who starts for the Blue Jays. Righthander Rogers is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -137 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Giants on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -103 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Texas: 36-23 SU
Toronto: 25-34 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Toronto most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing San Francisco are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas's last 8 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
Texas is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing Texas
Toronto is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Toronto home to Texas, Saturday, June 8