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MLB: Texas vs Toronto Prediction

The Toronto Blue Jays host the Texas Rangers on Friday night in the opening game of a three-game set at the Rogers Centre, north of the border.

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Texas Rangers (37-36) at Toronto Blue Jays (39-35)
Date: Friday, June 26, 2015
Time: 7:05 p.m. ET
Venue: Rogers Centre
City: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
O/U Odds: 9
Money Line: Toronto -163, Texas +148
Pitching Matchup: RH Nick Martinez (5-3, 2.77 ERA) at LH Mark Buehrle (7-4, 3.90 ERA)
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The Blue Jays send out Mark Buehrle in the opener of this series. He’s been lights out of late. The month of June has been very kind to Buehrle, who has posted a 1.55 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in four starts. He entered the month with a 4.97 ERA, and has lowered that number more than a full run to 3.90.

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This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, as Buehrle had a 2.79 ERA in June a year ago. That includes a 2.15 ERA in home starts last June.

The Rangers counter with Nick Martinez. he’s been a revelation for the club this season, putting together a 2.77 ERA on the year. Take away one bad start against the White Sox and his ERA for the season would be 2.11.

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Over his last three starts, he’s posted a 2.35 ERA. Moreover, he’s loved getting out of hitter-friendly Arlington, putting together a 1.69 ERA and 1.13 WHIP away from home this season.

FREE Rangers vs. Blue Jays Pick:

The Blue Jays have been the better team of late. While the Rangers were able to post runs in bunches at home, it figures to be more difficult for them to keep that pace up on the road, especially against a left-hander, considering their struggles against southpaws this season.

Additionally, the under is worth a look with a pair of solid pitchers on the mound. While both teams know how to score runs in a hurry, both pitchers should neutralize those high-powered offenses.

MLB Betting Trends:

The Blue Jays are 9-2 in their last 11 home games and 20-7 in their last 27 home games as a favorite.

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The Blue Jays are 25-9 in Buehrle’s last 34 starts as a favorite, and they are 16-5 in their last 21 games overall.

The Blue Jays are 4-0 in Buehrle’s last four starts against the Rangers, and they are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings between these teams.

The under is 4-0 in the Rangers’ last four road games, and it is 7-1 in their last eight games against a left-handed starter.

The under is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings between these teams, and it is and it is 5-1 in Buehrle’s last six starts against A.L. West opponents.

The under is 4-1 in Martinez’s last five starts overall, and it is 4-0 in Buehrle’s last four home starts.

The under is 9-2 in the Rangers’ last 11 games against opponents with a winning record, and it is 14-5 in the Rangers’ last 19 games overall.

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