Tampa Bay Rays v Toronto Blue Jays
TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 17: Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrate Jose Bautista two run homer during MLB action against the Tampa Bay Rays at the Rogers Centre April 17, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Blue Jays Favorites To Avoid Elimination

The Toronto Blue Jays find themselves on the verge of elimination against the pennant favorites the Texas Rangers. The Ranger are overall -500 favorites to take the series, despite the Blue Jays being favorited tonight.

The game starts at 8:05 p.m. ET. The Blue Jays are -145 favorites, though they originally opened as +136 underdogs but have moved to favorites to keep the series going.

The Blue Jays are 4-3 against the Yankees head-to-head this season. Texas is also comfortable in Toronto, they have won two of the three games they have played. The Jays have lost six of their last seven games, a rut that could not have come at a worse time.

The total is set at 9.5 runs. The Blue Jays are 9-3 on the OVER when closing as home underdogs. The Rangers, though, trend toward the UNDER when playing against pitchers with ERAs better than 3.51.

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