The Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers don’t like each other whatsoever, but their matchups always produce a lot of excitement on the diamond. The AL clubs will kick off Game 1 of their American League Division Series in the Lone Star State on Thursday.
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- The total has gone UNDER in the Blue Jays’ last three games in the playoffs.
- The Rangers are 5-0 SU in their last five games after consecutive losses.
- The total has gone OVER in 10 of the Rangers’ last 12 games against teams with winning records.
Marco Estrada and Cole Hamels are slated to get the ball. Estrada (9-9, 3.48 ERA) did some of his best work in the playoffs last season with a 2-1 record and a 2.33 ERA in three starts to go along with 15 strikeouts and one walk. The hurler allowed a total of two runs in 19 innings over his final three turns to end the 2016 campaign.
Hamels (15-5, 3.32) started twice in the postseason against Toronto in 2015 and went 0-1 while allowing nine runs in 13 1/3 innings. Hamels allowed five or more runs in four of his final six starts, but went at least six innings in each of those appearances.
UNDER bettors have been profiting when the Jays take the field. In Toronto’s last seven games, the UNDER is a perfect 7-0.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Texas Rangers were listed as -140 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 9 earlier at Bovada.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.0-3.4 win for the Blue Jays. 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
Texas (95-67) will face the 90-73 Blue Jays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Toronto injuries news.
It’s a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 20-rated Texas Rangers and the league No. 11-ranked Toronto Blue Jays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark .
Offensively, the game matches up Texas Rangers No. 7 ranked offense (4.72 runs per game) against a Toronto Blue Jays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have been averaging 8.93 hits per game, more than the Toronto Blue Jays have managed so far this season (8.39 hits on average).
Texas owns the No. 21 defense, allowing 4.72 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto’s No. 6-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Blue Jays beat Baltimore in extra innings, earning a 5-2 victory at Rogers Centre in MLB wagering action.
Texas lost in extra innings against the Rays on Sunday as Tampa Bay edged them 6-4 at Globe Life Park.
- Toronto is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games
- Toronto is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
- Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Texas is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Texas’s last 13 games
- Texas is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games at home
- Texas is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Toronto at Texas, Friday, October 7th
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