The Toronto Blue Jays may not be up to their home run smashing ways of the regular season, but their offense looked alive for the first time in the ALDS series with the Texas Rangers in Game 3. The Jays will hope to continue heating their bats up when Game 4 takes place less than 24 hours after Game 3 on Monday afternoon.
- Blues Jays pitchers David Price and Marcus Stroman may be available out of the bullpen Monday.
- Rangers SP Derek Holland faced the Jays once this season and posted a 6.00 ERA.
- The Rangers are 15-7 in their past 22 home games.
Storylines may be coming full circle when the Blue Jays send knuckleballer R.A. Dickey to the mound Monday. Dickey, who was faltering in his career, was coaxed into becoming a knuckler during his tenure with the Texas Rangers and has since gone on to win a Cy Young Award.
Rangers pitcher Derek Holland has made 13 career postseason appearances, four of which were starts, and has yet to record a single loss.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those going with the Texas Rangers in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 125 at BetOnline for Monday’s contest. The betting total was hovering near 9.5 at Bodog.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.7-5.9 result in favor of the Rangers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Texas Rangers sport a record of 90-75 heading into this matchup, while the Toronto Blue Jays sit at 94-71 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Toronto injuries news.
According to MLB Power Rankings here, it’s the No. 1-ranked Texas Rangers and the No. 3-rated Toronto Blue Jays in this matchup.
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas has baseball’s No. 3-rated offensive output, at 8.72 hits per game. The Toronto Blue Jays average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the list.
Defensively, Toronto features the No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.62 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 at home, scoring 4.94 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Toronto rolled to a 5-1 win against Texas on Sunday, as M Estrada and the Blue Jays’ bats led the team to victory at Globe Life Park.
- Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto’s last 9 games
- Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 7 games on the road
- Texas is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
- Texas is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas’s last 6 games at home
- Texas is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games when playing Toronto
Next Betting Matchups
Toronto home to Texas, Wednesday, October 14th