Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Yu Darvish vs. Marco Estrada
The Texas Rangers visit Rogers Centre on Saturday, May 27, 2017 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Yu Darvish for the Rangers and Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at -113 and Toronto at +103. The Rangers have a 22-26-0 over/under record and a 27-21-0 run line mark. 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 22-26-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 27-21-0 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
05/25/17 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 10-day DL (4/13); expected to be activated and start Friday vs. Texas Rangers
05/25/17 SS Troy Tulowitzki Hamstring 10-day DL (4/22); expected to be activated and start Friday vs. Texas Rangers
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)
04/09/17 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 24-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yu Darvish has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 2.83 and a WHIP of 1.15. He has 68 strikeouts over his 63.2 innings pitched and he's given up 46 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.23 and they have given up 159 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .276 against the bullpen and they've struck out 124 hitters and walked 62 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 4.1. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 417 base hits and 194 earned runs. They have allowed 60 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 168 batters and struck out 325. They have walked 3.6 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 4.61.
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As a team Texas is hitting .237, good for 26th in the league. The Rangers hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .274 with an on-base percentage of .341. He has 45 hits this season in 164 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .457 and an OPS+ of 112. Elvis Andrus is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .313. He has totaled 50 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 185 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .427. The Rangers have 376 hits, including 68 doubles and 65 home runs. Texas has walked 154 times so far this season and they have struck out 410 times as a unit. They have left 274 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 227 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 21-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.30, Marco Estrada has a 3-2 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 70 strikeouts over the 62.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 55 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.27. 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 17th 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 17th 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 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 23rd 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 22nd in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .303 with an OBP of .353. He has 56 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 185 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .492 with an OPS+ of 126. Jose Bautista is hitting .241 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 41 hits in 170 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .429. 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?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers -113
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