The Toronto Blue Jays decided to mess with Texas in Game 1 of their American League Division Series, and it resulted in a lopsided affair. The Jays hammered Cole Hamels early and took Game 1 by a score of 10-1. Game 2 gets underway on Friday.
- The total has gone UNDER in eight of the Blue Jays’ last nine games as underdogs against the Rangers.
- The Blue Jays are 6-1 SU and 7-0 ATS in their last seven games after winning as an underdog.
- The Rangers are 5-1 SU in their last six games after consecutive losses.
J.A. Happ and Yu Darvish will get the nod for the Jays and Rangers, respectively. Happ (20-4, 3.18 ERA) is coming off the best season of his career, notching a personal best in wins and strikeouts (163). The hurler has posted a 4.82 ERA in eight career playoff games.
Darvish (7-5, 3.41) allowed fewer than two runs in three of his final four outings, a strong finish to an injury-plagued season. The 30-year-old is 3-2 with a 2.45 ERA in seven career starts against the Blue Jays but did not face them this year.
For some reason, the Rangers just can’t get it done at home in the American League Divisional Series. Texas is an astounding 1-10 all-time at home in the ALDS.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The visiting Toronto Blue Jays were 107 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction formulas pick a 5.3-2.2 win for the Blue Jays on Friday. 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
95-68 Texas battles the Blue Jays, currently with a 91-73 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Toronto injuries news.
The Texas Rangers sit at No. 20 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark
, while the Toronto Blue Jays sit at No. 11 on the same chart.
The game also pits Texas Rangers No. 9-rated offense, averaging 4.7 runs per game, against a Toronto Blue Jays defense that ranks No. 6 at 4.08 in runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have averaged 8.9 hits per game so far, more than Toronto Blue Jays batters have averaged on the year (8.41 hits per game).
Toronto brings the No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers’s No. 23-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Toronto got the job done in their last match in a 10-1 victory over Texas on Thursday at Globe Life Park behind starter M Estrada.
- Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto’s last 8 games
- Toronto is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
- Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- Texas is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games
- Texas is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games at home
- Texas is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Toronto
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’s last 5 games when playing Toronto
Next Betting Matchups
Toronto home to Texas, Sunday, October 9th