Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Francisco Liriano vs. Nick Martinez
Globe Life Park is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Francisco Liriano for the Blue Jays and Nick Martinez for the Rangers.
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Toronto opens at -118 while Texas opens at +108. The Blue Jays have a 32-32-4 over/under record and a 30-38-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 39-29-0 against the run line and have a 31-36-1 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 32-32-4 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 30-38-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 31-36-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 39-29-0 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 33-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Francisco Liriano has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 5.36 and a WHIP of 1.63. He has 49 strikeouts over his 45.1 innings pitched and he's given up 46 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.85 and they have given up 205 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 276 hitters and walked 87 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 591 base hits and 287 earned runs. They have allowed 83 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 215 batters and struck out 617. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
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As a team Toronto is hitting .245, good for 22nd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Justin Smoak is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 66 hits this season in 226 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .584 and an OPS+ of 141. Kevin Pillar is hitting .256 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .311. He has totaled 69 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 270 at bats. His OPS+ is 89 while his slugging percentage is at .415. The Blue Jays have 560 hits, including 101 doubles and 95 home runs. Toronto has walked 212 times so far this season and they have struck out 528 times as a unit. They have left 432 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 291 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 34-34 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.67, Nick Martinez has a 1-3 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 29 strikeouts over the 54 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 56 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 225 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 196 batters and walked 88 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 601 base knocks and 287 earned runs this season. They have given up 97 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 231 hitters and struck out 475 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.91.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 26th in the league. The Rangers hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .335. He has 76 hits this year along with 36 RBI in 264 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .443 with an OPS+ of 102. Nomar Mazara is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 66 hits in 237 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .447. The Rangers as a unit have 553 base hits, including 102 doubles and 93 homers. Texas has walked 218 times this year and they have struck out on 617 occasions. They have had 409 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.87 runs per game and totaled 331 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -118
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