Monday, June 19, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada vs. Austin Bibens-Dirkx
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Globe Life Park on Monday, June 19, 2017 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays and Austin Bibens-Dirkx for the Rangers.
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The odds for this matchup have Toronto at -119 and Texas at +109. The Blue Jays have a 31-32-4 over/under mark and a 29-38-0 run line record. The Rangers are 39-28-0 against the run line and have a 31-35-1 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 31-32-4 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 29-38-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 31-35-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 39-28-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
06/16/17 3B Chris Coghlan Wrist 10-day DL (06/16)
06/15/17 LF Ezequiel Carrera Foot 10-day DL (06/14)
06/06/17 2B Devon Travis Knee 10-day DL (06/06)
06/06/17 P J.P. Howell Shoulder 10-day DL (06/05)
05/24/17 LF Anthony Alford Wrist 10-day DL (05/24)
05/20/17 CF Darrell Ceciliani Shoulder 10-day DL (05/19)
05/20/17 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (05/20)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 P Glenn Sparkman Thumb 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
06/17/17 P Andrew Cashner Oblique 10-day DL (06/17)
06/01/17 P Chi Chi Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/26/17 P A.J. Griffin Ribs 10-day DL (05/27)
05/03/17 P Cole Hamels Oblique 10-day DL (04/30)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Intestinal 60-day DL (02/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 32-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Estrada has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 4.54 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 92 strikeouts over his 81.1 innings pitched and he's given up 87 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 205 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 272 hitters and walked 86 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 583 base hits and 284 earned runs. They have allowed 83 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 214 batters and struck out 604. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
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As a team Toronto is hitting .243, good for 24th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Justin Smoak is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .350. He has 65 hits this season in 223 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .587 and an OPS+ of 141. Kevin Pillar is hitting .257 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .313. He has totaled 68 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 265 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .419. The Blue Jays have 547 hits, including 99 doubles and 93 home runs. Toronto has walked 209 times so far this season and they have struck out 525 times as a unit. They have left 423 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 284 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 34-33 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.28, Austin Bibens-Dirkx has a 2-0 record and a 1.01 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 24.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 18 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have given up 222 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 192 batters and walked 86 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 590 base knocks and 281 earned runs this season. They have given up 96 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 228 hitters and struck out 465 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.93.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 23rd in the league. The Rangers hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .336. He has 76 hits this year along with 36 RBI in 261 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .448 with an OPS+ of 104. Nomar Mazara is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 66 hits in 233 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .455. The Rangers as a unit have 549 base hits, including 102 doubles and 92 homers. Texas has walked 213 times this year and they have struck out on 612 occasions. They have had 403 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.9 runs per game and totaled 328 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -119
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