Sunday, October 11, 2015
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada (13-8) vs. Martin Perez (3-6)
The Toronto Blue Jays take on the Texas Rangers on Sunday at Globe Life Park. Marco Estrada is the probable starter for the Blue Jays and he'll face Martin Perez of the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at -130 and Texas at +120. The over/under was set at 9. The Blue Jays, with a 90-74 run line record, cover the spread 55% of the time. They also have a 79-73 over/under record. The Rangers are 98-66 against the run line and have a 73-80 over/under record. They cover the spread 60% of the time.
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The Blue Jays show up with a 93-71 record, including 40-41 on the road. Marco Estrada has a 13-8 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.13 and a 1.04 WHIP. The Blue Jays are 16-12 over his 181 innings pitched and he's also given up 134 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 12-15. The team is averaging 5 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.50 and they've given up 412 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .229 against the Blue Jays bullpen while walking 130 times and striking out 459 times. Toronto is averaging 6.97 strikeouts per game while getting 8.42 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 12th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.81.
Toronto is batting .267 as a team, which is good for 3rd in the league and hitting .260 away from home. Ranked at 1st in the league in on-base percentage, the Blue Jays sit at .338 and they hold a .455 team slugging percentage. Josh Donaldson leads the team in hits with 185 while the team ranks 7th in baseball with 9.11 hits per game.
Texas is 43-38 at home while holding a 90-74 overall record on the season. Martin Perez has a record of 3-6 while sporting an earned run average of 4.46 on the year with a 1.42 WHIP. The Rangers have a record of 7-7 over the 78.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 88 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-9. The team is averaging 4.7 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.12 and they have given up 475 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .245 against the Rangers bullpen while walking 201 times and striking out 457 times. Texas is averaging 6.84 strikeouts per game while getting 9.05 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.22.
They are batting .257 as a team, which is good for 10th in the league and hitting .274 at home. Ranked at 7th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rangers sit at .324 and they hold a .412 team slugging percentage. Prince Fielder leads the team in hits with 188 while the team ranks 10th in baseball with 8.75 hits a game.
The Blue Jays have committed 88 errors and have combined for 1,592 assists and 4,323 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. The Rangers have committed 119 errors on the season with 1,695 assists and 4,328 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .981 on the year.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 79-73 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 90-74 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 73-80 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 98-66 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
10/09/15 P Brett Cecil Calf injured last game, out indefinitely
07/29/15 2B Devon Travis Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/29)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/10)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
10/09/15 3B Adrian Beltre Back "?" Sunday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
09/02/15 P Alex Claudio Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/1)
08/13/15 1B Kyle Blanks Achilles Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/17)
08/02/15 P Tanner Scheppers Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
05/29/15 P Nick Tepesch Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7)
04/06/15 P Lisalverto Bonilla Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/31)
04/06/15 P Yu Darvish Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6), out for season
04/04/15 RF Antoan Richardson Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/2)
04/04/15 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/24), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers
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