Friday, May 26, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: A.J. Griffin vs. Mike Bolsinger
The Texas Rangers head to Rogers Centre on Friday, May 26, 2017 to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The expected starting pitchers are A.J. Griffin for the Rangers and Mike Bolsinger for the Blue Jays.
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The odds for this matchup have Texas at +114 and Toronto at -124. The Rangers have a 22-25-0 over/under mark and a 27-20-0 run line record. The Blue Jays are 22-25-0 against the run line and have a 23-22-2 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 22-25-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 27-20-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 23-22-2 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 22-25-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
05/15/17 CF Carlos Gomez Hamstring 10-day DL (5/15)
05/09/17 P Jose Leclerc Finger 10-day DL (5/8)
05/03/17 P Cole Hamels Oblique 10-day DL (4/30)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Tyson Ross Undisclosed 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 3B Adrian Beltre Calf 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Chi Chi Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (4/02)
04/01/17 P Tanner Schepper Abdominal 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 C Brett Nicholas Knee 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Intestinal 60-day DL (2/14)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
05/24/17 LF Anthony Alford Wrist 10-day DL (5/24)
05/20/17 CF Darrell Ceciliani Shoulder 10-day DL (5/19)
05/20/17 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (5/18)
05/15/17 1B Steve Pearce Calf 10-day DL (5/15)
05/11/17 P Francisco Liriano Shoulder 10-day DL (5/11)
04/18/17 P J.A. Happ Elbow 10-day DL (4/18)
04/14/17 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 10-day DL (4/13)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Glenn Sparkman Thumb 60-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 24-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher A.J. Griffin has a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 5.02 and a WHIP of 1.20. He has 33 strikeouts over his 37.2 innings pitched and he's given up 35 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.21 and they have given up 156 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .276 against the bullpen and they've struck out 121 hitters and walked 59 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 407 base hits and 188 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 163 batters and struck out 318. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.57.
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As a team Texas is hitting .240, good for 22nd in the league. The Rangers hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .314. He has 49 hits this season in 181 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .414 and an OPS+ of 94. Nomar Mazara is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .337. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 160 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .456. The Rangers have 372 hits, including 68 doubles and 64 home runs. Texas has walked 153 times so far this season and they have struck out 390 times as a unit. They have left 270 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 225 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 21-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.32, Mike Bolsinger has a 0-2 record and a 1.79 WHIP. He has 12 strikeouts over the 15.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 17 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 147 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 184 batters and walked 68 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 409 base knocks and 198 earned runs this season. They have given up 55 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 165 hitters and struck out 413 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 24th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Jose Bautista comes into this matchup batting .241 with an OBP of .361. He has 41 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 170 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .429 with an OPS+ of 114. Kendrys Morales is hitting .244 this season and he has an OBP of .295. He has collected 40 hits in 164 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .433. The Blue Jays as a unit have 383 base hits, including 76 doubles and 58 homers. Toronto has walked 141 times this year and they have struck out on 374 occasions. They have had 293 men left on base and have an OPS of .703. They have scored 4.21 runs per game and totaled 198 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -124
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