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Rangers Ace An Underdog Against Blue Jays

The sportsbooks faced a dilemma today when pricing the Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays game. On one hand, the Rangers will trod Colby Lewis to the mound, a pitcher with one of the best winning records in the league. On the other hand, the Blue Jays are one of the hottest team in baseball, winning 17 games over their last 20. In the end the books decided to mark Lewis as a +170 underdog at home.

Lewis is having the best season of his career. He is 14-5 overall but in his first four starts with Toronto he has gone 3-0 with a 1.78 ERA. He has also only allowed two runs over eight innings in his last outing on Friday against the Los Angeles Angels.

David Price will take the ball for the Blue Jays. Price is also having a good season. He is 12-4 with a 2.40 ERA this season overall.

The game’s TOTAL is seeing a lot of action on the OVER side due to pitching trends. The total is set at 8.5.

Lews is 10-2 on the OVER when pitching at home as an underdog. Price also favors the OVER but when he plays away from home with a total OVER 8 runs. He is 10-2 on the OVER in those situations. Over Price’s career he has got the start in Texas four times and in all those games he and the bullpen have allowed more than five runs. The OVER is 3-1 on those games.

The game starts at 8:10 p.m. ET.

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