Surviving a late surge, the Blue Jays hung on to the result against the Rangers last night to win their fourth game in a row. They’ll look to match their longest winning streak of the season this afternoon when they send Marco Estrada (3-2, 3.30 ERA) to the bump in a high-profile pitching matchup with Texas ace Yu Darvish (5-2, 2.83 ERA).
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- The Blue Jays have averaged 5.53 runs per game in their last 15.
- The Rangers are 8-17 on the road this season.
- The Blue Jays are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games at home.
Toronto received an offensive boost on Friday night, getting Troy Tulowitzki and Josh Donaldson back in the lineup and they’re back to having one of the most dangerous top-to-bottom lineups in the American League.
Their starter today, Marco Estrada, has been a little more inconsistent than Jays’ fans are used to but he’s coming off a performance in which he struck out a season-high 12 batters and gave up just one run off an Adam Jones solo shot. Estrada was excellent the last time he faced this Rangers’ lineup, limiting them to one run in a near complete-game performance in last year’s ALDS.
As for Yu, he hasn’t pitched against the Blue Jays since before he underwent Tommy John surgery and missed the entirety of the 2015 season and most of 2016. He has, however, been dominant to start 2017 and although he’s not getting as many swings and misses as he’s accustomed to, Darvish is on pace to match the best season of his career.
Tonight’s opening total of nine seems a bit liberal considering the skill of the two starters tonight.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Texas Rangers listed as favorites of -113 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for odds updates at MyBookie.
Odds – Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.6-3.5 win for the Blue Jays on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Texas Rangers vs Toronto Blue Jays Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Toronto (22-26) will face the 24-25 Rangers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Texas injuries news.
It’s a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Toronto Blue Jays and the league No. 9-ranked Texas Rangers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark.
On offense, it’s a battle between the Toronto Blue Jays and its No. 23-rated batting order, averaging 4.27 runs per nine innings, against the No. 12 line up of the Texas Rangers at 4.76 runs per outing.
Comparing defensive stats, Texas owns the No. 27-rated road mark, allowing 5.32 runs per game on the highway. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Texas didn’t get the job done in their last match, falling 7-6 to Toronto on Friday at Rogers Centre.
- Texas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Texas is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
- Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’s last 6 games
- Toronto is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
- Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto’s last 10 games
- Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Texas at Toronto, Sunday, May 28th