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The Toronto Blue Jays and the Texas Rangers will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Rangers Ballpark.
The Blue Jays will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Esmil Rogers in this game. Rogers has a 0-0 record and a 1.23 ERA this season.
It'll be Yu Darvish toeing the rubber for the Rangers in this contest. Righthander Darvish is 7-2 with a 2.75 ERA so far this season.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 7-5 winner as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at +115 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Texas lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Indians on June 12. Bettors who backed the Indians at +134 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Texas has lost 2 straight games.
Toronto: 28-36 SU
Texas: 38-27 SU
Toronto most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
Texas most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games when playing on the road against Texas
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Texas
Toronto is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas's last 10 games when playing at home against Toronto
Texas home to Toronto, Friday, June 14