Sunday, May 28, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Cashner vs. Joe Biagini
Rogers Centre is the site of the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Andrew Cashner for the Rangers and Joe Biagini for the Blue Jays.
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Texas opens at -102 while Toronto opens at -108. The Rangers have a 23-26-0 over/under record and a 28-21-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 22-26-0 against the run line and have a 24-22-2 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 23-26-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 28-21-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 24-22-2 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 22-26-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
05/26/17 P A.J. Griffin Ribs 10-day DL (5/27)
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)
04/09/17 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 24-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 3.18 and a WHIP of 1.41. He has 21 strikeouts over his 45.1 innings pitched and he's given up 39 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.17 and they have given up 165 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the bullpen and they've struck out 131 hitters and walked 65 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 426 base hits and 201 earned runs. They have allowed 63 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 173 batters and struck out 334. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.65.
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As a team Texas is hitting .238, good for 26th in the league. The Rangers hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 46 hits this season in 169 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .450 and an OPS+ of 109. Elvis Andrus is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .315. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 189 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .423. The Rangers have 386 hits, including 72 doubles and 66 home runs. Texas has walked 159 times so far this season and they have struck out 418 times as a unit. They have left 283 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 233 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 22-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.75, Joe Biagini has a 1-2 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 30 strikeouts over the 36 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 29 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 151 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 190 batters and walked 69 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 419 base knocks and 203 earned runs this season. They have given up 56 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 170 hitters and struck out 421 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 22nd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .345. He has 56 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 190 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .479 with an OPS+ of 120. Jose Bautista is hitting .236 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 41 hits in 174 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 109 and a slugging percentage of .420. The Blue Jays as a unit have 392 base hits, including 78 doubles and 61 homers. Toronto has walked 146 times this year and they have struck out on 383 occasions. They have had 299 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.27 runs per game and totaled 205 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -108
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