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Texas RangersPhiladelphia Phillies
May 22, 1:35 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Texas Rangers vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

23-23TEAM RECORD28-17

The Phillies will be trying to slam their rivalsl from the other league on Sunday, as the Texas Rangers visit in inter-league play at Citizens Bank Park.

Matt Harrison, with a record of 3-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Rangers, while the Phillies trot Roy Oswalt to the mound in this one. He is 3-1 so far in 2011.

View Texas vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Phillies as -165 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 2-rated Phillies and the league No. 3-ranked Rangers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Philadelphia's National League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Rangers offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Phillies have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rangers hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 6-rated defense.

In their last action, Texas was a 2-0 loser on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on Philadelphia at -150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Rangers were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Philadelphia staff and losing 2-0 to the Phillies on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 2-5
After a loss are 5-5

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After playing Texas are 6-1
After a win are 4-6

A few Rangers at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games
Texas is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Texas
Philadelphia is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Texas home to Chi White Sox, Monday, May 23
Philadelphia home to Cincinnati, Monday, May 23