Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview

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The Toronto Blue Jays are playing host to the Texas Rangers at Rogers Centre. Fox Sports Southwest is in line to broadcast this AL matchup. The first pitch will be at 12:37 p.m. ET.

Texas Rangers at Toronto Blue Jays Odds

Texas (+115) is the underdog against Toronto (-125) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this one at 10 runs. Odds for betting on the game’s total now sit at -105 for the over and -115 for the under. The game’s current runline odds stand at -180 for taking the Rangers +1.5 runs and +160 for the Blue Jays -1.5.

The Blue Jays are 63-59 against the spread (ATS), but only 51-72 straight up (SU). They’ve lost 10.6 units for moneyline bettors and 0.9 units ATS. Toronto has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Rangers, on the other hand, have gone 59-60 SU this year and are 69-49 ATS. In total, the club has accumulated 10.8 units for moneyline gamblers and 12.8 units ATS. Texas has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

Toronto games have an over/under record of 58-59-5 in 2019. The Rangers have been a decent under bet with a total record of 55-61-2.

Kolby Allard will get the nod for Texas. The left-handed Allard (0-0, 4.15 ERA) has racked up seven strikeouts in 4.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Blue Jays this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Blue Jays will put the ball in the right hand of Sean Reid-Foley (2-2, 2.36 ERA), who has 23 strikeouts and 16 walks as well as a 1.50 WHIP. Reid-Foley did not register a start against the Rangers in 2018.

Toronto’s pitching staff has given up 5.0 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. The club’s starters have a 5.19 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.09 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 9.3 K/9.

The Toronto offense is putting up 4.6 runs per outing, including 5.8 per game over its last 10 games and 7.0 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .263/.348/.575 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Blue Jays’ hitters have been led by Freddy Galvis and Randal Grichuk. Galvis is slashing .267/.299/.444 with 18 home runs, 54 RBIs and 55 runs scored, and Grichuk is batting .240 with 22 homers, 57 RBIs and 57 runs.

For the visiting squad, Texas’ pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starters own a 5.04 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 8.73 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.94, along with a WHIP of 1.43 and a K/9 of 8.62.

Rangers hitters have slashed .248/.323/.440 on their way to 5.1 runs scored per game in 2019, including 2.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Texas’ hitters have been led by Elvis Andrus and Shin-soo Choo. The speedy Andrus is hitting .279/.318/.411 with nine home runs, 55 RBIs, 57 runs and 23 stolen bases, while Choo is hitting .269/.370/.474 with 19 homers, 45 RBIs and 72 runs scored.

The Rangers have gained 9.5 units and are 45-33 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 34 of those games, compared to 44 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Blue Jays have netted 6.2 units and are 22-18 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 18 of those games, compared to 21 that’ve gone under.

Rangers at Blue Jays Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Blue Jays, ATS Winner – Rangers, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in five of Texas’ last seven games.
  • The Rangers have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games, including eight over their last five.
  • The Rangers have a total OPS of .762 this season and an OPS of .772 against right-handed pitchers. The Blue Jays’ OPS sits at .734 overall and .734 against righties.
  • Toronto has recorded 24.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 23.8 over its last five.
  • The Rangers have lost six of their last seven games SU while the Blue Jays have taken four of their last five.